Vice Provost's Letter

Your gift to the Vice Provost’s Leadership Fund will help to keep tuition affordable and provide opportunities for faculty and part-time students to participate in academic and career events. Over the last three years I have had the opportunity to listen to inspiring stories of students balancing work, families and studies to make their dreams become reality.
After celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sacred Heart University, we all share in the many gifts and benefits that have transformed our lives. Those who came before us invested in our future, I encourage you to invest in the students whose lives will be forever changed as graduates by making a gift to the University College Vice Provost’s Leadership Fund. Every gift makes an impact on the lives of our students.
As Sacred Heart starts a new chapter in its rich history, we bear witness to the promise of a committed community to the education of the 21st century student. Your financial commitment to UC will provide the educated and inspired citizenry to serve our state and our country in the global context.
Gifts to the UC Vice Provost’s Leadership Fund will support:
  • Book awards
  • Career Development events
  • Faculty development

Gifts are also welcome to the Tomoko Yamashita Memorial Scholarship and the Fairfield Lifelong Learners Scholarship

Finally, I encourage alumni and friends to check with their employers to see if their gift qualifies for a match. These matching gift programs are a wonderful opportunity to have your contribution doubled or even tripled in some cases. And best of all, you get recognized in the Annual Donor Report for the combined total of your gift and matching gift.

For more information, contact the Office of University Advancement at 203-365-4526 or


Mary Lou DeRosa, ’03 MBA
Vice Provost for Special Academic Programs