Villanova Annual Fund


Together, Villanovans achieve the extraordinary because of the support we receive each year from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends.

Gifts of any amount help to propel the University forward by enhancing the transformational experience at Villanova that allows our students to thrive. Choose which areas are meaningful to you and make your gift today!

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at or 1-800-486-5244.

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1842 DAY

Celebrate all that makes Villanova great each September on 1842 Day, our annual day of giving.

Seventh Annual 1842 Day Results 

On Tuesday, September 19, Villanovans celebrated our seventh annual 1842 Day. In 24 hours, 8,757 donors supported 400+ areas across campus, totaling a record-breaking $13.9 million in support. 1842 Day giving sustains the people, places and programs that make Villanova truly special.

1842 Day Volunteers

1842 Day volunteers reach out to friends, family and fellow Villanovans to raise awareness, build excitement and inspire others to make a gift on 1842 Day. If you are interested in volunteering for the next 1842 Day, please complete our form.




Set it and forget it! Recurring gifts allow you to easily support Villanova year-round. 

To set up a recurring gift, simply choose an area of support and select the “recurring gift” option. You can opt for a monthly or yearly contribution, which provides sustaining support to the University and makes a big impact over time! Plus, you can modify your recurring gift at any time.

Recurring contributions are also a great way to sustain your membership in Villanova’s Loyalty Society, which recognizes donors who give for three or more consecutive years.




Your Reunion is an opportunity to come back and give back in a way that is meaningful to you.

Reunion giving is a year-long fundraising effort leading up to your Reunion celebration. If you are celebrating Reunion in 2024, you can participate by making a gift—of any amount and to the area of your choice—between June 1, 2023, and May 31, 2024.

Your gift will be counted in your class giving total, which is measured in two ways: total dollars contributed and class participation rate. To learn more, please email us.



Villanova’s Student Philanthropy Associates build relationships to raise funds for the University.

Every year, our students speak and text with thousands of alumni, parents and friends to hear about their time on campus, share University news and raise funds to improve the Villanova experience for current and future students.

If you are a student who loves Villanova, wants to connect with alumni and build your resume while doing meaningful work, consider applying to join team our as a Student Philanthropy Associate! To learn more, please email Abby Loranca at



Recognizing and celebrating our donors who provide foundational support for Villanova.

Villanova’s giving societies include:

Annual Giving Societies

  • President’s Club  
  • President’s Club Associates
  • The Villanova Loyalty Society
  • Veritas Society

Lifetime Giving Societies

  • The Matthew Carr Society
  • Caritas Society
  • 1842 Heritage Society
  • Reuschlein Society

Learn more about becoming a member of one of our philanthropic societies.




Take your philanthropic commitment to the next level by providing transformational support to the University.  

Donors contributing $2,500 or more per year to Villanova are leaders among their peers in providing critical support for the University. These dedicated alumni, parents and friends meet the needs of students seeking financial aid, fund groundbreaking research, fuel upgraded technology and enhance the Villanova experience.

To expand your impact and increase your philanthropic relationship to the leadership level, please email Matt Evans to learn more. 




Support Villanova projects, programs and initiatives that ignite change on campus and beyond.

Crowdfunding at Villanova allows student organizations, affinity groups, individual departments and more to obtain support for specific and emerging needs. All donations directly contribute to the Villanova initiative or project and are fully tax-deductible. If you are interested in raising support for your Villanova-affiliated program, please email us.

View Villanova crowdfunding campaigns.



Encouraging Villanova seniors to give back to areas that they are passionate about.

Seniors can give back to areas of campus you're passionate about, whether that's your favorite student group, academic department, club sports team or anywhere else that has positively shaped your Villanova experience. 

Gifts of any amount to any area of campus make an impact. It only takes a few minutes to make a gift, and join this special Villanova Tradition as the Class of 2024. Follow @novaseniorgift on Instagram for updates throughout the year!