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Mike O’Neill Vice President for University Advancement

 

Dear Villanova Alumni, Parents and Friends,

“Bad times, hard times, this is what people keep saying; but let us live well, and times shall be good. We are the times: Such as we are, such are the times.”

-St. Augustine

In these challenging and yes, hard times, I hope the strength and unity of the global Villanova community is bringing you an added measure of comfort and support. For me, as a University leader as well as a Villanova parent to a current student and an incoming freshman, I have never felt prouder or more privileged to be a member of this community. Our shared bonds and commitment to one another will only strengthen who we are, and to paraphrase Augustine, “who we are yet to become.”

Please know we are thinking about each of you and taking every step to ensure the safety of our community and the stability of our beloved institution. 

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Mike O’Neill
Senior Vice President for University Advancement

$1 Million Gift from Alumni Susan and Andrew DiLoreto Supports Sustainability Initiative and Men’s Lacrosse Locker Room

Villanova University has announced a $1 million gift from alumni Susan ’80 and Andrew ’80 DiLoreto. Part of the University’s comprehensive capital campaign, “For the Greater Great: The Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change,” the gift supports sustainability research in the College of Engineering, with broad-based impact, and a new locker room for the Men’s Lacrosse program.

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Villanova University Surpasses $750 Million in Support for Comprehensive Capital Campaign, For the Greater Great: The Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change

Villanova University announced today that its historic comprehensive capital campaign, “For the Greater Great: The Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change,” has reached $750 million in gifts and pledges.  The University reached its $600 million goal for the campaign in December 2016—18 months ahead of schedule. Villanova also announced that it has exceeded $107 million in gifts and pledges in the current fiscal year, marking the fifth consecutive fiscal year in which fundraising surpassed $100 million. The campaign is scheduled to close at the end of the University’s fiscal year on May 31, 2018.

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Villanova University’s M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing Receives $5 Million Commitment from Dee ’86 and Nick Adams

Villanova University has announced a $5 million commitment from alumna Deborah “Dee” Silvers Adams ’86 FCN and her husband, Nick, that provides anchor support for the naming of the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing. The largest philanthropic commitment in the history of Villanova Nursing, the Adams’ gift honors Dr. M. Louise Fitzpatrick—the College of Nursing’s visionary dean, who passed away in September—and allows her legacy to live on at the College of Nursing and at Villanova.

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Villanova University Receives $1 Million Commitment from Alumnus Kyle Lowry

Villanova University has received a $1 million commitment from alumnus and Villanova Basketball great Kyle Lowry—a three-time NBA All-Star guard for the Toronto Raptors and U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist—and his wife, Ayahna, as part of the University’s comprehensive capital campaign, “For the Greater Great: The Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change.” 

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Villanova University Receives $5 Million Commitment from Trustee Patrick McMahon

Villanova University has received a $5 million commitment from alumnus and University Trustee Patrick McMahon ’85, and his wife, Kristen, as part of the University’s comprehensive capital campaign, “For the Greater Great: The Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change.” The McMahons’ gift, announced Oct. 12 at Hoops on the Hudson in New York City—the University’s annual event celebrating the start of the Men’s Basketball season—supports renovations to the Pavilion, which will be named Finneran Pavilion when it reopens.

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Villanova University Receives Grant from Freeman Foundation to Expand Internship Opportunities in Asia

Villanova University has been awarded a grant from The Freeman Foundation to its Center for Global Leadership, housed in the Villanova School of Business (VSB). The grant will expand student participation in internships in East and Southeast Asia. The funding will allow students from across the University’s schools and colleges to take part in internship programs in Asia, including the Shanghai International Business Internship program and the Global Citizens Program in Singapore, as well as expanded internship opportunities for engineering students in Indonesia and Cambodia. 

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