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Support for the following investment opportunities will provide critical core resources, which will help to raise the profile of the Dolan School and to make our commitment to excellence even more exceptional.

Dean’s Strategic Initiatives Fund

The Fund is designed to allow for long-term flexibility and helps Dolan School of Business keep pace with new developments and respond quickly to promising innovative initiatives proposed by faculty and students, many of which are described below. Donors are invited to make unrestricted gifts to the Fund, which provides vital support to seed new projects and activities, underwrite additional personnel, purchase new technologies or fund any programmatic need that may fall outside the scope of annual budgets. A gift to the Dean’s Special Initiatives Fund is a gift to the future. Contributions are welcome at all levels.


Supporting the innovative spirit of tomorrow’s entrepreneurs is central to the core mission and future of Fairfield University. The Center for Entrepreneurship brings together the best of innovative thinking in the Dolan School of Business and the School of Engineering.

Faculty Recruitment And Retention Fund

This endowed fund provides vital resources to recruit new faculty and to retain current faculty through support for Summer Research.

The competition among business schools for top quality faculty is intense. Having these kinds of funds makes the difference in attracting the best talent. This fund is essential to attracting the highest quality faculty and retaining them by supporting their research endeavors, which benefit both the faculty member and the school.

Contributions at all levels are welcome.

Student And Faculty Research Opportunities At Competitions And Conferences

Rotman School of Management Equities Trading Simulation Conference, Toronto, Canada. Two faculty members take a team of 6 to 8 students for an extraordinary engagement opportunity. We have had a presence at this competition for the last 4-5 years. Cost is approximately $9,000.

Beta Alpha Psi conference. The premier student leadership conference for Accounting students. We typically can afford to send 2 students and 1 faculty member. With additional resources, we could send more students. Cost is approximately $5,000.

Beta Gamma Sigma Leadership Conference. We try to send 2 students each year to this conference, where students meet with business students from across the country. Feedback has been very positive about this event. Cost is approximately $4,000.

NYSSA Chartered Financial Analyst competition. We sponsor a stipend for a faculty member to cover travel and registration. Cost is approximately $6,000.

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