Senior Class Gift


As seniors, we have the unique opportunity to be a part of a campus tradition: The Senior Class Gift. This year, our goal is to exceed 65% class participation, or have more than 975 seniors make a gift to Villanova before graduation.

Explore our website to learn more about the program, this year's alumni family challenge and special events taking place throughout the year, including 1842 Day—Villanova's first-ever day of giving.

1842 Day Teaser

Named in honor of our founding year, 1842 Day will bring the entire Villanova community together for 1,842 minutes to celebrate all that makes Villanova great.

This is the perfect opportunity to make your gift to Villanova. Not only will it support our Senior Class Gift goals, it will also help Villanova achieve its goal of 1,842 donors on 1842 Day.

Check back soon for more details, including a list of festivities taking place at the Riley Ellipse on September 19 and 20!


Why support the Senior Class Gift Program?

  • It Has Impacted You: The Senior Class Gift touches every area of campus. No matter your major or extracurricular activities, your time at Villanova was made better by previous seniors' gifts.

  • You Can Make a Difference: By making your gift, you have the special opportunity to ensure that future students can create their own unique Villanova experiences, just like you did.

  • You Can Show Your School Pride: Your participation shows your confidence in Villanova's mission and the education you received, setting a powerful example for underclassmen.
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The Cassidy Family Match

We are excited to announce the Cassidy Family Match! The Cassidys have generously pledged to donate $100 in honor of each senior who makes a gift of any size to any area of Villanova.

65% participation goal = 975 seniors

975 senior donors =
$97,500 in additional support for the University

About the Cassidy Family

Donna '79 CON and Joe '79 VSB
Michael '06 CLAS, Daniel '09 CLAS and Amanda '18 CON

The Cassidys want to work together with you—the Class of 2018—to make a mark on Villanova’s future during your senior year.


You can make your Senior Class Gift using whichever of the below methods is easiest for you!

  • Online, any day and any time
  • In person during one of our SAA or SCG events
  • By phone at 1-800-486-5244 (M-F, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST)


SCG Incentives

Senior Class Gift Incentives

To show our appreciation for your support, you will receive the following benefits for making a gift at a certain level, including all preceding incentives.


Why I Support the Senior Class Gift

Jacalyn Reed '15

"I was motivated to donate to Senior Class Gift because I wanted to give back to the university that has given me so much. As a young adult, it was important for me to find a philanthropic cause that I was passionate about, and one that I could support. The Senior Class Gift program was a great way for me to begin my own philanthropy by giving back to an area on campus."
- Jacalyn Reed '15

Elliot Williams '16

"I believe that the generous donations made by the students and alumni of Villanova truly benefit the entire student body. As a junior, I've seen so many positive changes happen because of these donations, and I wanted to help facilitate even more improvements on campus. Through Senior Class Gift Committee, I've gained another perspective of Villanova, and appreciate this community even more."

- Elliot Williams ‘16

Senior Class Gift Committee

Members of the Senior Class Gift are dedicated leaders who believe in the power of Villanovans helping Villanovans. This group of students will be around campus and at events encouraging the Class of 2018 to reach a new Villanova record of 65% Senior Class Gift participation, so look for them during the year!


2018 Committee Members

Ana Song Kyle Collins
Anthony Poltronetti Kyle Krutis
Austin Hake Lauren Cooper
Becca Walters Lauren Lappetito
Brad McGhee Madeline Stadler
Cailin Ryan Madison Montague
Caitlyn Dittmeier Matt Nelson
Carolyn Beranek Matthew Sepe
Charlotte Constan Maura Gownley
Colleen Donnelly Meghan Rockwell
Courtney Kojak Michael Dino
Elizabeth Eby Morgan Falasca
Emily Fiorelli Mykal Gerald
Emmanuel Gray Natalie Medina
Evan Barnett Nathalie Taveras
Gillian Hixson Noel Milton 
Grace McDermott Priscilla Acquaah
Jack Judge Rabia Koureissi
Jack Marchesani Ronnie Abbazio
Jalaneya Marrero Sabrina Liquorie
Jennifer Selpa Spencer Mendez 
Jimmy Vaughan Suzanne McCarthy
Katrina Garzon Sydney Mueller
Kaylee Mulgrew Tope Abu
Kelly Maguire Veronica Manley
Kirsten Everson Yulin Yang


Upcoming Events



  • 1842 Day: September 19 & 20
    Join us at the Riley Ellipse to celebrate all that makes Villanova great! We encourage you to use this opportunity to make your Senior Class Gift. The first 175 people to make a gift at our tent on either day will receive a free t-shirt. We'll also have food, student performances, thank you postcards to sign and more!


  • Homecoming Week: October 23-28
    Save the date for a week full of school spirit and events!


Jeanette Anthony '14, '17 MS
Assistant Director of
Student Philanthropy and 
Reunion Giving