Villanova Athletic Fund

A photo of one student-athlete from each of Villanova's 24 varsity sports in 2021

Villanova Athletics is deeply rooted in the University’s Augustinian Catholic values and dedicated to developing its student-athletes intellectually, professionally and spiritually as they achieve at the highest levels of competition. Fierce determination and competitive spirit push them to succeed. When all of our student-athletes are driven toward greatness, they motivate each other. Intertwined with this common purpose, Villanova Athletics continues to build on its legacy of excellence.

The Villanova Athletic Fund (VAF) is an integral part of the fabric strengthening that legacy. Creating opportunities for our student-athletes and teams, connecting our alumni and building for the future have all been key pillars to our success. We provide our 600+ Villanova student-athletes with the opportunity to succeed in competition, excel in the classroom and contribute to the community—all in support of the vision of Vice President and Director of Athletics Mark Jackson and the priorities of our head coaches.

A Villanova 'V' flag flying at Villanova Stadium

MAKE A GIFT

Give to the student-athlete experience by helping our varsity program pursue projects and initiatives that give our Wildcats the competitive edge in all they do.

EXPLORE THE VILLANOVA ATHLETIC FUND

PROGRAM SUPPORT

Designate your support to strengthening a specific program, such as sports performance, team travel, recruiting and more.

FACILITIES

Commit to supporting first-class facilities in Villanova Athletics which, in turn, enhances the University’s reputation.

BENEFITS

Explore the benefits of being a donor to Villanova Athletics, which are awarded according to annual gifts and season ticket premiums.

NOVA POINTS

Learn about Nova Points, a support-based points program, that plays a critical role in the long-term success of Villanova Athletics.

DONATE TO VILLANOVA ATHLETICS

Alumni, families and friends can directly impact our programs with an annual gift designated to specific enhancements such as sports performance, team travel, recruiting and more. Make a gift in support of a program of your choosing and help us continue to provide our student-athletes with a first-class experience. Contact the Villanova Athletic Fund staff if you are interested in learning more about annual giving.

Villanova Athletics relies on its facilities to recruit elite student-athletes. Contact the Villanova Athletic Fund staff if you are interested in learning more about the current capital project initiatives.

Endowed support provides sustainable resources for Villanova Athletics in perpetuity and can support any area, including scholarship, programmatic enhancements, facilities and more. Contact the Villanova Athletic Fund staff if you are interested in learning more about creating an endowed fund for any program or initiative.

Planned giving can leave a lasting legacy in support of Villanova Athletics in any area, including scholarship, programmatic enhancements, facilities and more. Contact the Villanova Athletic Fund staff if you are interested in learning more about making a planned gift.

Premium seating is available at the Finneran Pavilion, home of Villanova Men's and Women's Basketball. You can learn more by emailing premiumseating@villanova.edu.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

CONTACT US

Brian Beacham, Executive Director of Athletics Development


Brian Beacham

Executive Director of Athletics Development
brian.beacham@villanova.edu
610-519-4566

Football, Men’s Lacrosse, Women’s Rowing, Softball

Steve Pinone, Senior Director of Advancement, Men's Basketball


Steve Pinone '85, '87

Senior Director of Advancement, Men's Basketball
steve.pinone@villanova.edu
610-519-5526

Men’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving, Volleyball

Whitey Rigsby, Senior Major Gifts Officer, Athletics


Whitey Rigsby '78

Senior Major Gifts Officer, Athletics
whitey.rigsby@villanova.edu
610-519-5505

Baseball, Golf, Men’s and Women’s Soccer

Kristin Gobberg, Associate Director of Athletics Development

Kristin Gobberg '12
Associate Director of Athletics Development
kristin.gobberg@villanova.edu
610-519-6918

Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Field Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, Club Sports

Devin Hassinger, Athletics Development Associate


Devin Hassinger '18

Athletics Development Associate
devin.hassinger@villanova.edu
610-519-6527

Women’s Lacrosse, Water Polo