A Foundation of Support

THANK YOU!

Gifts to the College of Engineering are fundamental to the health of the University and the College as they reduce dependence on tuition revenues, provide a predictable source of income, enable the development of innovative programs, and attract exceptional students and faculty. Below we present several ways in which you can support Villanova University’s premier, nationally-ranked engineering education.

Endowment Gifts

Endowment gifts create a lasting legacy and may be named for the donors or in honor or memory of someone, such as parents or a cherished professor.

The minimum threshold to endow a fund at Villanova University is $100,000.

We thank those who have made generous endowed gifts to the College of Engineering. 

To learn more about creating an endowed fund, contact Cynthia Rutenbar, Director of Development for the College of Engineering, at 610-519-6973 or Cynthia.Rutenbar@Villanova.edu.

Annual Gifts to the College

A gift in any amount helps the College of Engineering deliver the quality education for which it is recognized. If you would like your gift to be designated to a particular department or program, please indicate that in the memo area of your check.

To give a gift:

  • By check: Made payable to Villanova University, College of Engineering
    Mail to:
    Villanova University
    Office of University Advancement
    Picotte Hall
    800 Lancaster Avenue
    Villanova, PA 19085
  • Online: Click here to give a gift online and indicate the College of Engineering or a specific department or program.

Villanova University Annual Fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund support a multitude of areas on campus including: financial aid, scholarships, service learning experiences, academic programs, and many other opportunities that help make up the Villanova experience.

To give a gift:

  • By check: Made check payable to Villanova University
    Mail to:
    Villanova University
    Office of University Advancement
    Picotte Hall
    800 Lancaster Avenue
    Villanova, PA 19085
  • Online: Click here to give a gift online to the Villanova University Annual Fund.

An ongoing list of donors to both the College and the University Annual Fund can be found at www.supportvillanova.com.

  • The President's Club recognizes those whose exemplary annual gifts of $2,500 or more bring distinction to the University and provide untold support to hundreds of current students.
  • The Caritas Society recognizes those loyal alumni, parents and friends who have offered consistent, unfailing support to Villanova University for 20 or more consecutive years.
  • The Young Alumni Circle recognizes Villanova's young alumni community members of the past ten years who make incremental philanthropic contributions to the University each year.

Bequests and Planned Gifts

Alumni and friends often make their most significant gifts to the University through planned gifts. These donors are recognized as members of the College’s 1842 Heritage Society, which honors alumni, parents, and friends who support the University through documented bequests in their wills or other planned gifts.

Planned gifts include:

  • Gifts by Will or Living Trust
  • Gifts of Appreciated Securities
  • Gifts of Life Insurance
  • Gifts of Real Estate
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • And more

For a complete list of 1824 Heritage Society Members, visit supportvillanova.com/1842-heritage-society

Corporations & Foundations

Each year, dozens of corporations partner with the College of Engineering to ensure that companies have a pipeline of well-prepared future employees and that students have a practical understanding of the fields they are studying. Corporate support may come in the form of:

  • Student scholarships
  • Research funding for both students and faculty
  • Gifts that support laboratory facilities and capability expansions
  • Sponsorship of service and outreach programs

Foundations also generously support the College with gifts for STEM outreach, student scholarships, professorships, and more.

If your business would like to learn more about joining the College in developing the next generation of engineers, contact Joe Borillo, Director of Corporate Relations at Joseph.Borillo@Villanova.edu

To learn how you can make a financial contribution to the College of Engineering, contact:

Cynthia Rutenbar
Director of Development for the College of Engineering
cynthia.rutenbar@villanova.edu
Office: 610-519-6973
Cell: 484-680-9364

Sean Grieve
Major Gift Officer
sean.grieve@villanova.edu
Office: 610-519-8052
Cell: 484-343-6386

Bryce Gorman
Major Gift Officer
bryce.gorman@villanova.edu
Office: 610-519-5857
Cell: 484-535-0197

College of Engineering
Office of the Dean
CEER 310
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

CEER Expansion

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Visit www.Villanova.edu/plannedgiving to meet some Heritage Society members and learn why they chose to support Villanova and how you can too. For more information, please contact the Office of Planned Giving at 800-486-5244 or plannedgiving@villanova.edu.

Areas within the College to which you can designate your gift: