Lynda ’90 VSB and Bob ’89 VSB, ’91 G.S. Brady
For some, running a successful home-building business while raising a family of six children, might leave very little time for anything else. But for Lynda and Bob Brady, sharing their gifts with others is a part of what it means to be a success.
As a student athlete at Villanova, Bob received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from VSB while setting 17 individual school records as a Four Year Starter and GTE Academic All American on the Villanova Football Team. He also is a member of the Villanova Hall of Fame with the honor of having his jersey retired (#8).
Currently Bob is president and owner of Keystone Homes in Bloomington, Illinois, which provides custom new home construction, remodeling and real estate investment services. Lynda is also a VSB graduate, and an active owner and partner in Keystone Homes.
The Villanova commitment to service and the Augustinian values they received at Villanova inspire Bob and Lynda to look for ways to give back to others. The Bradys are members of the President’s Club, Midwest Regional Campaign Committee and the Varsity Club. They have generously supported the University and most recently the West End Zone Project which will provide exciting new facilities for Villanova Football. The Bradys are also active in many non-profit charities in their community having built six St. Jude’s Homes for the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, raised over $600,000 for their local Community Cancer Center, chaired The Grape Soirée for Easter Seals, and were spotlighted on the TV show “Extreme Makeover Home Edition” building a new home for a family in need. They donated their time, materials and expertise as well as garnered support from others in the local building community. “There is nothing more rewarding than giving back of your time, treasure and talent in St. Augustine’s fashion.” notes Bob Brady.