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President’s Circle

The President's Circle

The President’s Circle is a prestigious group of alumni, parents and friends of the University whose leadership giving and enthusiastic commitment to Fairfield University set an example and inspire others.

‌The philanthropic support of members collectively accounts for more than 80% of The Fairfield Fund, and 85% of all gifts to the University. These contributions support our students in every facet of their educational experience and make a Fairfield education a reality for many.

We invite you to join The President’s Circle by making a gift of $1,000 or more. All contributions received from July 1 to June 30 (our fiscal year) – including matching gifts – qualify for membership. Monthly, quarterly, or semi-annual payment schedules may be set up.


Cornerstone Club
$25,000+ Annually

Chairman's Club
$10,000 - $24,999 Annually

Founder's Club
$5,000 - $9,999 Annually


1942 Society
$2,500 - $4,999 Annually

President's Circle
$1,000 - $2,499 Annually

GOLD Circle
Young alumni gifts that increase
$100 each year after graduation


Young alumni are invited to become Gold Circle Members.  Learn more.

Young alumni are invited to become Gold Circle Members. Learn more. President’s Circle members are invited to special events through the year, such as the President’s Christmas party and regional Circle cocktail receptions. They are also recognized in a special Honor Roll of Donors.

Today’s students will be tomorrow’s leaders. Your President’s Circle contributions lay the foundation for their success, provide for inspiration in the classroom and beyond, and sustain the University’s tradition of excellence.

National Leadership Council

The NLC was established by alumni, parents, and friends who have a profound dedication to seeing Fairfield University reach new heights of excellence through the Fairfield Rising Campaign. Promote the entrepreneurial spirit by supporting Business Plan Competitions at the Dolan School of Business. Provide a future nurse with opportunities to “learn by doing” in underserved local communities. Support the innovations that are developed in the materials lab at the School of Engineering. Create a named scholarship to enable the dream of a higher education. Broaden a student’s world perspective through language study in Florence or business in Brisbane.