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DONOR SPOTLIGHT: Dan and Stephanie Hirschfield

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Amanda Hirschfeld '13 loves all sports but is especially fond of lacrosse, which she played for 18 years. While at Villanova, she was goalie for the Women's Lacrosse Team. During Amanda's senior year, her parents, Dan and Stephanie Hirschfeld, felt the lacrosse program was at a turning point and believed they could make a difference in its future. Their generous gift will provide a renovated locker room that will be ready for the start of the pre- season in January 2014. 

This gift and the renovation will help Villanova's first full-time lacrosse coach, Julie Young, build a top program, both in the Big East and nationally, enhancing the team's experience and her recruiting efforts.  

"We're so grateful to our parents who provide strong financial support to continue to build Villanova Athletics' excellent national reputation," says George Kolb, Associate Vice President for Alumni Relations. "The Hirschfelds have made a true leadership gift to our women's lacrosse program, and it is an example to parents of all our athletic programs at Villanova that they can make a huge impact on our student-athletes."


The Graduates’ Family Endowed Fund

In 2008, an active group of parent volunteers collaborated with the Parents Program to create The Graduates’ Family Endowed Fund. They realized a growing opportunity to provide financial support to Villanova seniors faced with an unexpected financial need.

In the spring semester, parents of graduating seniors are encouraged to make a gift in honor of their sons and daughters to The Graduates’ Family Endowed Fund to commemorate their graduate’s achievement and to support future Villanovans in an unforeseeable time of need. The response from parents has been overwhelming, and since its inception, parents have contributed $415,000 to this unique initiative. 

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Patty McGoldrick
Executive Director
Leadership Giving and Professional Development

University Advancement
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Villanova, PA 19085