Record Amount Raised During STAGiving Day

Record Amount Raised During STAGiving Day

With gifts received from 2,968 students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends, $1,618,114 was raised during Fairfield University’s fourth annual STAGiving Day on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, to support students’ academic and extracurricular experiences. This is an approximate 23% increase from last year, making this year’s achieved totals the University’s highest yet.

STAGiving Day was initiated in 2015 and is held once annually. It is a day for the University community to come together to celebrate Stag Country by dressing in Fairfield gear or wearing red, sharing stories about their favorite Fairfield experiences, and making gifts in honor of persons or programs that have made a profound impact on their lives. Supporters are able to select from a variety of Fairfield Fund and Fairfield Athletics campaigns, and contribute to the areas that are most important to them. Donations help support everything from research projects and new facilities, to student clubs and campus organizations.

This year, the University set a goal to reach 1,500 donors within 24-hours — from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.— a goal that was surpassed by mid-afternoon. As an incentive for their support, donors had an opportunity to receive an exclusive pair of Stag socks with a minimum $75 donation. “Stags seemed to love the socks, as we have mailed over 1,000 pairs to our STAGiving donors,” said William Knapp, senior director of Annual Giving.