On April 19, 2018, the Fairfield Awards Dinner will celebrate its 30-year “Tradition of Opportunity” at a new location, the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, situated on the corner of Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street in New York City.
Since 1988, this annual event has been a true celebration of Fairfield and has raised more than $17 million for the Alumni Multicultural Scholarship Fund and other endowed scholarships. This year’s dinner co-chairs are Timothy E. Lane ’85, P’16 and Maureen Errity Bujno ’90.
Continuing to recognize professional achievement, outstanding leadership and volunteer commitment to Fairfield, the 30th Fairfield Awards Dinner will honor:
Kathleen A. Murphy ’84: Alumni Professional Achievement Award
A summa cum laude graduate of Fairfield with a BA in economics and political science, Kathleen is president of Personal Investing at Fidelity Investments, where she also oversees Fidelity’s life insurance and annuities business, its workplace savings business for tax-exempt organizations, all of the firm’s brand and advertising programs, and Fidelity’s digital programs. Among her many accolades, Kathleen has repeatedly been named one of the “50 Most Powerful Women in American Business” by Fortune magazine.
Thomas J. Fanning, Sr. ’78, P’10, ’06: Alumni Service Award
Thomas’s most recent post as chair of the Dolan School of Business Advisory Board is just one of countless ways he has given back to his alma mater. He has served on the Trustees Advisory Council, and he has also been a reunion committee chair and volunteer. Further, Thomas is an avid Fairfield admissions advocate, consistently promoting the University in his professional network as founder and co-managing partner of Heritage Strategies LLC, and in his personal life, sharing his alma mater with two children, Tom Fanning, Jr. ’10 and Heather Fanning Geyer ‘06.
David W. Frassinelli MS’92: Distinguished Faculty/Administrator Award
With 2.262 million square feet of buildings, Fairfield’s 210-acre campus has often been compared to a small city that never sleeps. As Vice President of Facilities Management, David tirelessly oversees everything from snow removal to new building projects. Under his tremendous leadership, the campus has welcomed Rafferty Stadium, the expanded Tully Dining Hall, and the new Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies building, to name just a few. And David is not finished yet, as dormitory construction continues and a new home for the Dolan School of Business gets underway.
Joseph and Mary Carlucci, P’18, ’10, ’09: Parent Leadership Award
As co-chairs of the Parent Leadership Council and hosts of many memorable student send-offs, Joseph and Mary’s passion and commitment to Fairfield University is an inspiration to all. Stag pride is a family affair for the Carluccis as their son, senior Ryan Carlucci ’18 follows in the footsteps of alumni brothers Nicholas Carlucci ’10 and Patrick Carlucci ’09. In addition, Mary and Joseph Carlucci have made a Fairfield education possible for other deserving students, through the establishment of an endowed scholarship.
For additional information about the Fairfield Awards Dinner, please contact Fairfield University at 203-254-4000, ext. 2115, or visit fairfield.edu/awardsdinner.