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.
    • West End Zone
    • Boathouse
    • Olympic sport and women's locker rooms
    • Basketball facilities: Davis Center enhancements and Pavilion

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  • Establish endowed coaching positions and programmatic support.

Villanova Athletic Fund

  • Augment operating resources to support travel, equipment and programmatic enhancements.

2014-15 Highlights

This year, Villanova Athletics celebrated seven BIG EAST titles and the 24th straight semester in which student-athletes earned an average GPA of 3.0 or higher. Facilities improvements and programmatic support will further enhance the University’s rich athletics tradition, with a new facility already in progress.

  • $5 million commitment from Suzanne and Bill ’67 VSB Sales for the Men’s Basketball Programmatic Endowment
  • $1 million gift from Diane and Howie Long to name the Howie Long Strength Training Center, part of the West End Zone Project, which broke ground in June 2015
  • More than $8.5 million in cash, gifts, ticket premiums and pledge payments to the Villanova Athletic Fund; the number of donors to the fund increased by 12%
  • Dedicated the Higgins Soccer Complex in October 2014

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

Oct. 15 - Hoops on the Hudson
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Rescheduled for Oct. 19 - Friends of Villanova Lacrosse 
Golf and Tennis Outing
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Dec. 4 - Villanova Basketball on the West Coast 
Take advantage of this special opportunity to see Villanova Basketball on the West Coast. The Wildcats will have an open practice and reception on the campus of Loyola Marymount University. More details to follow.

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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!