Villanova Athletic Fund

Villanova Athletic Fund
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Through participation in the Villanova Athletic Fund (VAF), alumni, parents and friends -- our passionate Wildcat fans-- can be part of the tradition of excellence and support all Villanova Athletics programs. The Villanova Athletic Fund directly benefits our exceptional student-athletes and dedicated coaches, and provides players the full Villanova experience, in competition, in the classroom and in the community. The fundraising efforts for Villanova Athletics are an integral part of the University Advancement program and the University's overall fundraising efforts to support the Villanova Strategic Plan.

Campaign Priorities


  • Villanova University Athletics is committed to building a competitive training and learning environment for our student-athletes. In order to compete at the highest levels of Division I competition and to offer the best possible student-athlete experience, Villanova athletic facilities must be first class.
    • Pavilion
    • Villanova Stadium West End Zone Project
    • Higgins Soccer Complex
    • Boathouse

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  • Legacy support through endowed funds will ensure that Villanova Athletics has the financial support to match its growing national profile, and will help to secure the resources and retain the head coaches who inspire national champions.

Villanova Athletics Annual Support

  • Provides Director of Athletics and head coaches with the funds to meet budgetary needs and improve the student-athlete experience through programmatic enhancements.

2013-14 Highlights

Villanova Athletics marked an outstanding year, with seven BIG EAST Championships, four BIG EAST Coaches of the Year, and the 22nd straight semester in which student-athletes earned an average GPA of 3.0 or higher. After a landmark fundraising year, Villanova Athletics is poised to lead its teams to new levels of performance and success.

  • $22.5 million raised—highest amount in Villanova Athletics history
  • $14.4 million raised for facilities, including: $1 million gift for the Higgins Soccer Complex from Julianne Bigelli-Higgins ’80 and Patrick Higgins ’79, and multiple $1 million gifts to fund Pavilion renovations
  • $2 million gift for track and field program from Elenore and Robert Moran ’72
  • $1.5 million gift for men’s lacrosse from Christopher Maguire ’89
  • $700,000 in endowment support to fund women’s basketball program

Maximize philanthropic support among our alumni, parents and friends to support (annually, endowment, capital/facilities, planned giving) our broad-based varsity athletic program

Reconnect former student-athletes to the university, their sport programs and former teammates and friends

Build volunteerism, ambassadorship and leadership among alumni, parents and friends for VU Athletics generally and their specific programs of interest

April 18 - Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game and Tailgate





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Event Photo Galleries

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2014 Football Alumni Day

Purchase photos from the football alumni day pregame tailgate on Oct. 25. Use password: VAF2014 to login and view gallery. 

Another Rhodes Scholar!

Jessica Wamala

Jessica Wamala of women's basketball is the third Villanova student-athlete to receive a Rhodes Scholarship

Help support our student-athletes who are igniting change
around the world!