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A Message From Fairfield’s Parents Leadership Council Chairs...

11692_parent-fam_parent-prog_plc_berisford_08012018.jpgAs co-chairs of the Parents Leadership Council, we welcome you to the Fairfield community. For two years, we’ve experienced countless reasons why our daughters chose to attend Fairfield. Whether it was the modern approach to learning, commitment to Jesuit traditions, beautiful campus, impressive and active alumni, or infectious energy felt every time we visit, we knew they would call Fairfield home. And in doing so, our children have given us a special opportunity to participate in their experience.

When we reflect on our initial expectations, we discover that we wanted our children’s college years to be an experience that we’d look back on as a family. We want to be connected, meet their friends, learn of their studies, and support them throughout their journey. Fairfield provides these opportunities and more. We are actively engaged in our girls’ development as well as the growth of the University. We hope you’ll do the same. After all, we will be Fairfield parents forever, ambassadors for an institution that prepares our young men and women to go boldly into the world and truly make a difference.


Lori and John Berisford P’20 ’21

About Your Parents Leadership Council Membership

By joining the Parents Leadership Council, your annual gift minimum of $5,000 to the Parents Fund provides you with many opportunities to be involved throughout your student’s four years at Fairfield University. Many current and former parents have become leadership donors, providing millions of dollars in support of our vibrant University.

Benefits Of Membership

Benefits of joining the Parents Leadership Council include:

  • Invitations to special events hosted by University leadership throughout the year
  • Special communications and updates from the parents office
  • Meet senior leadership at Parents Leadership Council events occurring in the fall and spring
  • Recognition in the Fairfield University Honor Roll of Donors

Upcoming Events

Parents Leadership Council Spring Event*
March 2, 2019
11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Bellarmine Hall at Fairfield University
*For Parents Leadership Council members only

Event Schedule:

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch with Deans and Senior Administration
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Academic Presentation and Discussion
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Activity TBD
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Reception with your student

Celebrate Your Senior
March 2, 2019
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Fairfield University

All parents and their senior are invited to this celebratory event to kick-off the road to commencement.
Event will include dinner and dancing.

Ways To Get Involved

As a Parent Leadership Council member you can also be a Parent Ambassador and participate in the following ways:

  • Reach out to new Fairfield University families to welcome them and answer questions
  • Invite other parents to support the University with a gift of any size to the Parents Fund
  • Host and/or attend summer student and parent welcome receptions and other events with parents in your area
  • Make calls to thank parent donors for their support of the Parents Fund
  • Serve as ambassadors of the University in your community and in the Fairfield University community
  • Make connections for the Career Development Office and support them with internships and job shadow opportunities for students

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

Julie Tuozzoli ’85, MPA’18, P’15,’16,’19
Director of Parent Engagement and Philanthropy,
(203) 254 – 4000 x2521

Ellen Dooley ’85
Associate Director of Parents Giving,
(203) 254- 4000 x3276

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