Announcing 2024 Fairfield Awards Dinner Honorees

Announcing 2024 Fairfield Awards Dinner Honorees

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Fairfield University will host the 2024 Fairfield Awards Dinner to benefit student scholarships and honor five accomplished individuals in our community.

On Wednesday, April 3, 2024, the Fairfield Awards Dinner will honor five individuals who have been exceptional in their commitment to Fairfield University and its students. The dinner will be held at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, with proceeds directed to the University’s Alumni Multicultural Scholarship Fund and other endowment scholarships, helping students realize their full potential, regardless of economic or social barriers.

Since 1988, this event has been a true celebration of Fairfield and has raised more than $21 million for the Alumni Multicultural Scholarship Fund and other endowed scholarships at Fairfield. Continuing to recognize professional achievement, outstanding leadership, and volunteer commitment to Fairfield, this year’s Fairfield Awards Dinner will honor:

Alumni Professional Achievement Award
Nancy Clegg Altobello '80

Corporate Board Member, and Retired Global Vice Chair of Talent, EY

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Alumni Service Award
Timothy E. Lane '85, P'24, '16

President and CEO, Emeriti Retirement Health

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Distinguished Faculty/Staff Administrator Award
Janet A. Canepa ’82

Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations,
Fairfield University

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Parent Leadership Award
Jason Beckwith and Alexis Dunbar Beckwith P'23
Managing Director, Wealth Management Advisor, Merrill Lynch and Independent Construction, Renovation, and Design Consultant

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Adrienne Johnson ’91 and Trish Comey Preston ’80 will co-chair the Fairfield Awards Dinner together. Johnson currently serves as head of internal audit and SOX at Apollo Global Management, and is serving her fourth term as an Awards Dinner co-chair. Preston is a former senior vice president, MasterCard. This will be Trish’s third year co-chairing the event.

For additional information about the Fairfield Awards Dinner, including ways to support student scholarships, please visit fairfield.edu/awardsdinner, or contact Jennifer Kane at 203-254-4000, ext. 2464.

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