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Mike O’Neill Vice President for University Advancement

On October 26, 2013, Villanova launched the comprehensive Campaign: For the Greater Great: the Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change, the most ambitious fundraising Campaign in our history, with a goal of raising $600 million.

We are more than halfway there! Every penny we raise will directly support the Strategic Plan and cement Villanova’s position as a nationally pre-eminent Catholic university.

We have a good story to tell. And so we have taken our story on the road to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Naples and Palm Beach, Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, New York and Philadelphia with regional Campaign Launch events. Connecting with alumni and parents in person gave us the opportunity to tell our story.

Impact from the Campaign

The impact from the Campaign is significant! It will do the following:

  • make Villanova a reality for bright, hard-working young people;
  • retain faculty members who are leaders in their field, and who are passionate about educating young minds;
  • build spaces on campus that utilize the best today’s technology has to offer, and inspire students to be the best they can be.

Higher education is at a crossroads and getting more and more expensive. Thus, this Campaign comes at a pivotal time. Now is our moment and we cannot succeed without your partnership and support.

I ask you to continue to support our goals and aspirations because we have so much left to do. And Villanova has always been at its best when our community is working together.

Mike O’Neill
Senior Vice President for University Advancement

Alumna Anne Welsh McNulty ’75 Invests $5 Million to Establish New Institute for Women’s Leadership at Villanova University


Villanova University has announced the creation of a new Institute for Women’s Leadership with a $5 million gift from Anne Welsh McNulty ’75 CLAS, co-founder and managing partner of JBK Partners and former member of the Villanova Board of Trustees. This interdisciplinary institute recognizes the importance of advancing women as leaders on campus and in the world and solidifies Villanova’s commitment to cultivating leaders. 

Read the press release.
 

$25 Million Gift Designated for the Villanova University School of Law from Alumnus Charles Widger, Esq. ’73 VLS


Villanova University President, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, has announced a transformative $25 million leadership gift to its School of Law from alumnus Charles Widger, Esq., ’73 VLS, founder and executive chairman of Brinker Capital.

This investment is the largest ever to the Law School and the second largest in the University’s history.  In recognition, the School will be named the “Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.” With this designation, the Law School becomes the first named school or college at Villanova University.

Read the press release.

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