Corporate and Foundation Relations

Villanova’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) establishes and stewards mutually beneficial lasting partnerships with a wide range of corporations, corporate foundations and private foundations.

While CFR’s activity is primarily directed toward supporting the University’s Strategic Plan, Corporate and Foundation Relations also works with faculty and administration throughout Villanova to establish partnerships that advance the educational mission and vision of Villanova.


Corporate Relations

With a long history and knowledge of Villanova University and its research, scholarship, students, and initiatives, the corporate relations team within the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations helps build mutually beneficial relationships between our corporate partners and the University.

Advise the president, deans, faculty, administrators and University Advancement staff on creative ways to build strong corporate partnerships

Act as a guide for corporations on ways to partner with Villanova to help advance their business and philanthropic priorities

Direct companies to internal resources to help them build a robust pipeline of Vilanova graduates and interns

Match a company’s Corporate and Social Responsibility goals to specific sponsorship opportunities at Villanova University

Connect company technical experts with faculty researchers to expand collaborative efforts between the company and Villanova


Foundation Relations

Foundation Relations facilitates the creation and maintenance of mutually beneficial partnerships between Villanova University and private foundations in support of the University’s institutional priorities. We work collaboratively with internal partners across the University as well private foundation leadership towards this goal.

Advise the president, deans, faculty, administrators and University Advancement staff regarding private foundations prospects

Collaborate with faculty and administrators across Villanova University to develop compelling and competitive foundation proposals

Connect faculty and administrators with foundation leaders and program officers to strengthen our relationship with these foundations

Assist with the stewardship of foundations that have supported Villanova to increase our chances of obtaining additional funding in the future

Help faculty identify potential foundation funders for specific projects 



Patricia Hampson Eget, PhD
Director, Foundation Relations

Laura Bramble
Assistant Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations

Suga Smith

Corporate Relations Officer

The Villanova University-L3Harris Partnership

L3Harris is a key partner for Villanova Engineering—from the unique summer INNOVATE program to internships and job opportunities for our engineering students and now the support of our new world-class robotics laboratory, Villanova is grateful to L3Harris for helping the University to advance engineering education.