University Advancement

Mike O’Neill Vice President for University Advancement


On October 26, 2013, Villanova launched the comprehensive Campaign: For the Greater Great: the Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change, the most ambitious fundraising Campaign in our history.

We have already exceeded $735 million in gifts and pledges! Every penny we raise is directly supporting the Strategic Plan and cementing Villanova’s position as a nationally pre-eminent Catholic university.

 

Impact from the Campaign

The impact from the Campaign is significant! It will do the following:

  • make Villanova a reality for bright, hard-working young people;
  • retain faculty members who are leaders in their field, and who are passionate about educating young minds;
  • build spaces on campus that utilize the best today’s technology has to offer, and inspire students to be the best they can be.

Higher education is at a crossroads and getting more and more expensive. Thus, this Campaign comes at a pivotal time. Now is our moment and we cannot succeed without your partnership and support.

I ask you to continue to support our goals and aspirations because we have so much left to do. And Villanova has always been at its best when our community is working together.

Mike O’Neill
Senior Vice President for University Advancement

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.

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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.” 

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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.

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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. 

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