Meet Our Donors
We thank all our planned-gift donors for their generous support. Here are some of their stories.
Safeguarding our Future
As we begin our 75th anniversary celebration, it is an opportunity to reflect on how Prep has shaped our lives and how we may help shape the future of this school.The 2016 Strategic Vision prepared by Father Tom Simisky, S.J., President of Fairfield Prep, and Prep’s administration specifically refers to “Sustainability” as a core value.
Enjoy this video roundtable discussion to learn one way you, as an alumnus, can safeguard Prep’s future.
"When asked to put a few words to paper about why "younger" Prep alumni should consider making a bequest or planned gift to Prep, I thought I should do some background research. After all, I am a data-driven person who carefully weighs all the available facts and figures before making most business decisions in myjob as chief patent counsel for a local biotech company. I am also the kind of person who wants to have the complete historical perspective on any given matter. Did this mean I would have to include a compelling dissertation on the historical origins of the Jesuits? However, as I began to write these words, it just made sense to share my thoughts about why you should consider including Prep in your estate planning.
An interview with Henry Gilbertie
Why did you choose Fairfiled Prep for your son?
I remember when looking at many high schools in the area, both private and public, the one thing that distinguished Fairfield Prep to me was its commitment to service and the required service program that was part of the school's curriculum. My impression was that the "man for others" mantra was not just something that was given lip service at the school; instead, it was a spirit that was pervasive throughout all aspects of Prep - the academic curriculum, sports, extracurricular activities - and not just in the required service program. This aspect of Prep really differentiated the school from others and left a strong impression with me.
The following letter was written by Dr. Jim Alexander '55 to his classmates on the occasion oftheir 50th Reunion. This heartfelt message clearly sums up the intent and the importance ofthe McAuliffe Society.
This spring, we will be celebrating our 50th Reunion. It's hard to believe it has been fifty years since our "Prep Experience."
Throughout my professional life as a physician and psychiatrist a major part of my time has been spent reviewing with patients events in their lives that have contributed to where they are today.