Letter from the president

Dear Alum:

We welcome you to join and participate in our very dynamic Columbia University Club of Fairfield County, which is one of the most successful clubs among the network of Columbia alumni clubs. Your energy, resources and thoughts on how we could better serve our alums and our local community would be much appreciated.  

Come and participate in our many meet, greet and network events where fellow alumni, friends, and their families, deepen relationships with each other and with Columbia. During our Annual Potluck Picnic at the Greenwich Polo, alums, friends and their families enjoy delectable potluck meals as they network and watch the polo game. Or you can come sail the Long Island Sound with us on a private schooner and enjoy the beautiful scenery over great tasting appetizers as you network. Or attend several Cocktail Reception events such as Speed Networking where you make new business connections or explore employment improvement opportunities. Other Cocktail Receptions include talks by Columbia University professors, or notable alumni, who share expert knowledge on topical subjects. We offer many other events throughout the year for you, your friends and family.

You can also participate in our giving back events where we strive to make life a little better for our Fairfield County residents who need a little help. Our giving back events, support Columbia’s mission of contributing to local communities it has presence through its alumni clubs. Each year, we run several food drives and deliver donated food and supplies to local food pantries. You could participate in our Operation Hope Food Drive in Fairfield, CT, or participate in our Dorothy Day Food Drive in Danbury, CT. Many alumni say give-back volunteering teaches their children social responsibility. We also award annually 35 books to promising high school juniors in 35 high schools across Fairfield County.

As a Columbia University graduate you automatically belong to one of the most prestigious and recognized educational institutions in the world. We want you to take advantage of your earned Columbia University network and I look forward to welcoming you at one or more of our club events as you reconnect and deepen your relationship with other alumni, their family and friends, and Columbia University.

Thank You


Ben Nneji, Ph.D., SEAS 1988

President, Columbia University Club of Fairfield County, CT