University Advancement

Mike O’Neill Vice President for University Advancement

 

Dear Villanovans,

You have done the extraordinary. Through your generosity, the Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change has shattered all expectations, far exceeding its goal and forever changing Villanova for the greater.

Together, you contributed more than $759 million in support of our high-achieving students, our world-class faculty, our nationally recognized academics and our elite Athletics programs. You helped us set records again and again, from the largest gifts in the University’s history, to the highest participation rates we have ever seen.

THANK YOU to the more than 77,500 alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends who made this possible.

I invite you to see the change you have ignited by visiting our campaign website. I hope you will be inspired by all that you have accomplished.

With deepest gratitude,

Mike O’Neill
Senior Vice President for University Advancement

 

$1 Million Gift from Alumni Susan and Andrew DiLoreto Supports Sustainability Initiative and Men’s Lacrosse Locker Room

Villanova University has announced a $1 million gift from alumni Susan ’80 and Andrew ’80 DiLoreto. Part of the University’s comprehensive capital campaign, “For the Greater Great: The Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change,” the gift supports sustainability research in the College of Engineering, with broad-based impact, and a new locker room for the Men’s Lacrosse program.

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Villanova University Surpasses $750 Million in Support for Comprehensive Capital Campaign, For the Greater Great: The Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change

Villanova University announced today that its historic comprehensive capital campaign, “For the Greater Great: The Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change,” has reached $750 million in gifts and pledges.  The University reached its $600 million goal for the campaign in December 2016—18 months ahead of schedule. Villanova also announced that it has exceeded $107 million in gifts and pledges in the current fiscal year, marking the fifth consecutive fiscal year in which fundraising surpassed $100 million. The campaign is scheduled to close at the end of the University’s fiscal year on May 31, 2018.

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Villanova University’s M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Receives $5 Million Commitment from Dee ’86 and Nick Adams

Villanova University has announced a $5 million commitment from alumna Deborah “Dee” Silvers Adams ’86 FCN and her husband, Nick, that provides anchor support for the naming of the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing. The largest philanthropic commitment in the history of Villanova Nursing, the Adams’ gift honors Dr. M. Louise Fitzpatrick—the College of Nursing’s visionary dean, who passed away in September—and allows her legacy to live on at the College of Nursing and at Villanova.

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Villanova University Receives $1 Million Commitment from Alumnus Kyle Lowry

Villanova University has received a $1 million commitment from alumnus and Villanova Basketball great Kyle Lowry—a three-time NBA All-Star guard for the Toronto Raptors and U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist—and his wife, Ayahna, as part of the University’s comprehensive capital campaign, “For the Greater Great: The Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change.” 

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Villanova University Receives $5 Million Commitment from Trustee Patrick McMahon

Villanova University has received a $5 million commitment from alumnus and University Trustee Patrick McMahon ’85, and his wife, Kristen, as part of the University’s comprehensive capital campaign, “For the Greater Great: The Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change.” The McMahons’ gift, announced Oct. 12 at Hoops on the Hudson in New York City—the University’s annual event celebrating the start of the Men’s Basketball season—supports renovations to the Pavilion, which will be named Finneran Pavilion when it reopens.

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Villanova University Receives Grant from Freeman Foundation to Expand Internship Opportunities in Asia

Villanova University has been awarded a grant from The Freeman Foundation to its Center for Global Leadership, housed in the Villanova School of Business (VSB). The grant will expand student participation in internships in East and Southeast Asia. The funding will allow students from across the University’s schools and colleges to take part in internship programs in Asia, including the Shanghai International Business Internship program and the Global Citizens Program in Singapore, as well as expanded internship opportunities for engineering students in Indonesia and Cambodia. 

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