Donor Profile: Don Creamer ’70
Alumni, family and friends have many reasons why they choose to support Villanova, but Don Creamer ’70, offers one that most everyone can agree on: “Villanova is a very special place.”
After graduating from Villanova, Don spent the first 12 years of his career in Philadelphia which gave him the opportunity to stay involved on campus.
“I was a season ticket holder for football and basketball, while also serving on the Board of the Wildcat Club and as President of the Villanova University Alumni Association,” said Don. After moving for a new position, he was not able to visit campus as often but said the distance did not change his commitment to, or love for, Villanova.
Don had a successful career in hospital administration, rising to President/CEO of Susquehanna Health. He retired to Hilton Head Island in 2001 where he served as Chairman of the Board of the Hilton Head Regional Hospital.
Even hundreds of miles from Villanova though, Don found a way to show his love for the University.
“After retiring to Hilton Head several years ago, a couple of friends and I started the Villanova Club of the Low Country which now has more than 150 members.”
In addition to serving as the club’s president, Don has represented Villanova at local college fairs, served as an alumni interviewer and hosted receptions for incoming students from the area.
Don has received the Alumni Medal and the Loyalty Award from Villanova, and he and his wife, Debbie, are members of The President’s Club, Loyalty Society and the 1842 Heritage Society through their support of the University.
“Supporting the Villanova mission financially is part of the fabric of who we are as a family,” said Don. “Supporting Villanova is an honor and a privilege.”