The Fund for Villanova Law
Each ONE of us has the power to advance Villanova Law School and make a difference by making ONE gift each year to the annual fund- The Fund for Villanova Law.
The Fund for Villanova Law provides unrestricted dollars to support our highest priorities and areas of greatest need, like financial aid and scholarships for deserving students, The Clinics, Faculty positions, academics programs and much more. It also allows VLS to respond quickly and decisively to emerging opportunities, like the launch of a new Health Law Clinic in partnership with Villanova’s Nursing School.
ONE gift truly makes a measurable and meaningful difference. The cumulative effect of each and every gift enables VLS to fulfill its mission: to train outstanding Villanova Lawyers who are leaders in their professions and agents of positive change in the world. Your participation alone is a vote of confidence in VLS, and helps us to secure additional funding from corporations and foundations.
ONE gift matters, and giving together, as ONE community, magnifies excellence at VLS.
Click here to make your gift to The Fund for Villanova Law.
ONE fact: Over 58% of students received financial assistance this year, made possible in part by gifts to The Fund for Villanova Law.
Click here to read about Allison MacDonald ‘10 and VLS Scholarships and financial aid.
The Clinics ONE fact: In 2011, VLS represented 305 clients through its five clinics. Gifts to The Fund for Villanova Law helped to make this possible.
Click here to read about John Rafferty ‘12 and The Clinics.
ONE fact: Renowned scholars, dedicated educators, successful practitioners- each member of the VLS faculty brings to the classroom an expertise and passion for the law that helps shape the next generation of lawyers.
Click here to read about Professor Harvey and the VLS Faculty.
Generations of students, alumni, faculty and friends choose to support VLS each year. We would love to hear why you choose to give! Click here to share.
“Villanova Law offered us an outstanding legal education that formed the foundation on which we both built rewarding professional careers. Through our gifts, we hope to help ensure that new generations of law students will have the same opportunity. Villanova continues to identify and educate strong, impeccably prepared and well-rounded professionals who consistently contribute at the very highest levels on behalf of their clients, the community and our profession. We are honored to support that mission.”
- Jim and Doris Brogan '81
“Villanova Law took a chance on me and I am forever grateful.” - Jason Danisi '03
“I give because of the unique and enriching opportunities that VLS has allowed me and countless others to experience. Giving back to Villanova provides scholarships, and allows the Clinics to do great work for the less fortunate members of our community, and provides invaluable experience that shapes new lawyers. Giving enables symposia that attract scholars of specific fields, and even creates ways for students to not only thrive individually, but as classmates who will become dedicated members of the Villanova professional network. I give because I want the great memories and tools that VLS has given me to be passed down to future generations of Villanova students.” - Meaghan McGrath '13
“The VLS community has supported me in my career endeavors, and I am now in a position to support VLS.” - Justin Kerner '10
“VLS is our beloved alma mater.” - Hon. John Lavelle '58
“Villanova, and specifically its mock trial competition team, gave me the 'real-world' experience in law school and put me ahead in trial practice.” - Vincent Barbera '09
“I credit VLS's excellent law program for much of my success.” - Danielle Yearick '97
“I received a quality legal education at VLS, made many friends and got needed scholarship help."
- David Williams '73
"Villanova Law School provided me with the basis upon which to build an interesting and rewarding career. My annual giving contributions are my way of showing my gratitude for that opportunity.”
- Marina Liacouras '77
“What I see in Villanova, and what makes me proud to be an alumnus, is the institution concerned with fostering in its students a desire to be people of integrity, to use their knowledge and talents for good, and to be a part of positive change.” - Esuga Abaya '12
“I give and volunteer my time to VLS because I believe it is important for us to continue to build and strengthen this community that we are fortunate to be a part of.” - Julie Lu '98
“I would not be where I am today, doing what I love to do, without the education and support I received from Villanova Law! It’s my turn to give back and “pay it forward” for future students.”
- Debbie Zateeny '77
“Villanova's dual-degree programs’ accomplished faculty, and state-of-the-art facilities have supported me through my education, while the school's strong alumni network has provided me with invaluable access to post-graduate opportunities. I choose to support Villanova Law so that it may continue to match future students with the training and opportunities necessary to find success.” - Seth Stern '13