Dear Villanova Alumni, Parents and Friends,
It has been a time unlike any other and—as Villanovans always do—we have risen to the many challenges we’ve faced TOGETHER.
We have innovated during a global pandemic to help others—and serve the common good. We have pursued knowledge with our faculty and students as true partners. We have come together to build a stronger community, committed now more than ever to ensuring that it is one in which all Villanovans find connection.
It has been difficult at times, but we have persevered. We continue to move forward with humility and purpose, remaining firmly rooted in our Augustinian values and restless in our desire to ignite change. Our new Strategic Plan, Rooted. Restless., echoes these sentiments and reflects our unwavering commitment to the future. We are charting a path forward that will lead us to become an even greater Villanova.
Thank you for joining us on this journey.
Michael J. O’Neill, P '22, '24
Senior Vice President, 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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.