Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Henry Heyn, of the Southport section of Fairfield, announce the engagement of their daughter, Hillary Lauren Heyn, to Rory Nathaniel Budds, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Neil Budds, of Fairfield, grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Phillip, formerly of Fairfield.

Their engagement was announced and celebrated by family and friends at a formal Valentine's Day party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Heyn.

Heyn grew up in Southport and graduated from Fairfield High School in 2004. She is a 2008 graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where she received a degree in finance. She also was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. Heyn works in New York City for Investment Technology Group as a sales and trading associate.

Budds grew up in Fairfield and graduated from Fairfield High in 2000. He is a 2004 graduate of the University of Connecticut, where he received a degree in political science. He is employed as a regional manager for Ferguson Enterprises.

An early October wedding is planned.