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Parent Engagement & Philanthropy

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Play a Part in Your Student’s Success

At Ƶ University, the parents and families of our students are an important part of our campus community. Your support and encouragement continue to play a key role in our students’ personal and professional development.

Parents Leadership Council

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Parents Leadership Council

The Parents Leadership Council is a network of parents committed to supporting and enhancing the quality of Ƶ University student life and learning, and supports the University by raising funds from the parent community. Council members work closely with the University to actively engage parents and serve as the voice of the parents’ community with the University administration.

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Parents Fund

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Parents Fund

Ƶ parents and families significantly impact all students’ education through gifts to the Parents Fund each year. We are grateful for your participation, as it enriches the student experience and provides resources for:

  • Student life activities
  • Campus programs
  • Technology enhancements in the library, classrooms, and labs
  • Spirituality and service learning
  • Career services
  • Financial aid and scholarships
  • Strong faculty-to-student ratios and small class sizes

The power of thousands of Ƶ parents engaging in the experience and being ambassadors is important to setting our institution apart and ensuring its future success.

Check out all of the ways parents can stay engaged with the University to ensure their student's success and assist in Ƶ's rise in our Parents Make the Difference brochure.

Parent Ambassadors

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Parent Ambassadors

Are you looking for ways to get involved at Ƶ? Consider joining our Parent Ambassador Program. A Parent Ambassador represents the University and the Ƶ parent community in meaningful ways on and off campus, and enriches the overall student experience through their involvement.

These volunteer opportunities include:

  • Contacting fellow parents via social, phone, text, or email to fundraise during the Parents & Family Challenge (Fall) and on STAGiving Day (Spring)
  • Hosting events for incoming students, fellow parents, and alumni
  • Offering career-related networking opportunities for our students through internships, mentoring, the Job Shadow program, and more
  • Assisting with welcome calls to the incoming classes.
  • Attending regional chapter events, including career, networking, spiritual enrichment, and social receptions.

For more information, please contact parents@fairfield.edu.

Senior Parents | Honor Your Graduate

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Senior Parents | Honor Your Graduate

Recognize your senior student’s hard work and dedication at Ƶ by making a gift in their honor. All gifts will serve as a tribute to your student while supporting the valuable programming that has made a difference in your student’s life.

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Annual Parent Challenges

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Annual Parent Challenges

As parents of Stags, you are a part of a special community that makes a difference. Twice a year you have the opportunity to participate in giving challenges that help our students and campus community thrive.

  • Fall: The Parents & Family Challenge
  • Spring: STAGiving Day

We hope you join us in supporting academic enrichment, student life and wellness initiatives, and financial aid for students like yours.

Events

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Events

Ƶ parents are invited to attend all events hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations. With nine regional chapters from Boston to San Francisco, there are many events held across the country as well as virtual offerings.

Additionally, special event opportunities occur several times of year for our Parents Leadership Council members and families.

ƵNews

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ƵNews

Ƶ University sends out an e-newsletter to our current parents throughout the year. If you are not receiving this, we may not have your current e-mail address. Please complete the Stay In Touch information below so we can add you to our database.

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Stay In Touch

Ƶ University uses email as a main communication avenue for the parent community. If you are not receiving the Parent ENewsletter, this means that we do not have a current email address in our database (emails from the Bursar’s office regarding tuition are not coming from our database).

To update your contact information please fill out the following form:

First Name
Last Name
Email*
Phone Number
Students Name
Students Class Year
Address
City
State
Zip Code
Business Information

Meet the Team

The Office of Parent Engagement & Philanthropy is here to help our parent and family community connect, stay informed, and get involved.

Ellen Dooley

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Director

Parent Engagement & Philanthropy

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Jenna McClain

Associate Director

Parent Engagement & Philanthropy

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Lindsey Hanley

Assistant Director

Parent Engagement & Philanthropy

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