Countdown to the Event
More than $1.35 million raised in 2023...
Generous Ïã¸ÛÁùºÏ²Ê¹ÒÅÆcommunity members and corporate sponsors exceeded expectations and the fundraising goal of $1,000,000, making the 2023 event the most successful Ïã¸ÛÁùºÏ²Ê¹ÒÅÆAwards Dinner in our history.
2023 Awards Dinner Student Speaker
Kwahmyre Barbour â€™23
We create scholars and leaders. But mostly, we create change. At Fairfield University, we are driven by our Jesuit roots to act on needs greater than our ownâ€”to seek out opportunities, to make the world a better place, to put our plans into action. We are committed to providing each and every student with a strong, exemplary academic experience. Weâ€™re also committed to making this experience as accessible to as many bright, driven students as possible so theyâ€™ll have a better shot at making a real difference in the world. We hope you share this mission and that youâ€™ll help us bring it to life. In fact, our vision is dependent on your generosity.
Since 1995, nearly $10 million has been awarded from the Alumni Multicultural Scholarship Fund, primarily supported through the proceeds of the Ïã¸ÛÁùºÏ²Ê¹ÒÅÆAwards Dinner. More than 1,000 scholarships have been awarded 283 distinct individual recipients. In 2023-24, 19 students received $732,165 in scholarships from the Fund, with the average student receiving more than $38,000.
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For the third time, Fairfield University will be hosting the Ïã¸ÛÁùºÏ²Ê¹ÒÅÆAwards Dinner at the historic Cipriani 42nd St. Conveniently located in the heart of Manhattan, this Italian Renaissance inspired masterpiece showcases towering marble columns, soaring ceilings, magnificent inlaid floors and glorious chandeliers.