Fairfield Athletics Raises over $178,000 on STAGiving Day
March 29, 2017
FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The alumni, family and friends of Fairfield University Athletics scored big during the University’s third annual STAGiving Day on March 8. More than 1,300 donors combined to contribute over $178,000 to Fairfield’s varsity and club sport programs.
“We thank our alumni, parents, and Friends for stepping up and being counted this STAGiving Day!” shared Marie Muhvic, Associate Director of Athletics/Director of Development for Athletics & Recreation. “Support for individual programs is essential for meaningful enhancements to the student-athlete experience such as training trips, travel, apparel, and equipment. Every gift of every size adds up and makes a difference. We also thank our student-athletes for their efforts in giving back to programs that impact their lives immensely.”
For this year’s event, Fairfield Athletics Development collaborated with GiveCampus.com, an online social platform that allows supporters to donate, share videos and watch real-time fundraising progress.
The following programs won this year’s challenges:
Overall Donor Participation Challenge Winner: Women’s Lacrosse
Alumni Participation Challenge Winner: Men’s Rowing
100% Team Participation Challenge Winners: Men’s Basketball, Men’s Lacrosse, Softball, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Women’s Tennis
Highest Amount Raised: Men’s Basketball
Highest Commitment within 24 Hours: Baseball
The day also featured two Facebook Live sessions to spotlight coaches and student-athletes on the official Facebook page of Fairfield University Athletics.
STAGiving Day is a university-wide effort to reach participation goals through a 24-hour fundraising drive. It is a day for alumni, parents, students, faculty and friends from all over the world to stand up, give back and celebrate Fairfield University.