School of Business

Contact Information:
Brendan Glackin
Director of Major Giving

The Villanova School of Business (VSB) is committed to investing in the programs and initiatives that will have a positive impact on students and society. From classroom upgrades to expert faculty-led research, our priorities are clear and essential, but each one comes with an associated funding need.

We have the foundation that makes these incredible changes possible, but only with ongoing and necessary financial resources will we make them a reality.

Recent Campaign Highlights

  • $2.5 million gift from The Kevin M. Curley ’80 VSB Family to name and renovate the Bartley Exchange
  • $2 million gift from Robert Nydick, PhD, Professor, Management & Operations, to name and renovate the Nydick Family Commons in Bartley Hall and support the Business Analytics curriculum
  • $1 million from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), through a combination of contributions from active and retired PwC partners and staff, as well as company-sponsored matching funds, to support capital renovations and create an endowed fund for faculty in Accountancy
  • $350,000 gift from the Freeman Foundation to expand student internship opportunities in Asia
  • The Charlotte and James V. O’Donnell ’63 Center for Professional Development launches
  • Pankaj Patel, PhD, named inaugural Frank J. and Jane E. Ryan Family Endowed Chair in Strategy and Innovation



VSB is committed to investing in our world-class faculty to ensure that we retain these exceptional thought leaders. Funding will support current faculty as well as cultivate junior faculty.

  • Endowed Funds for Assistant Professors
  • Summer Research Awards
  • Endowed Professors and Chairs


Provides flexibility for VSB to address the greatest needs and act quickly on opportunities that can further VSB’s mission and reputation.


Upgrades to Bartley Hall, including new classrooms and study rooms designed for today’s business leaders, will provide students with a state-of-the-art learning environment.


Funding will enhance and expand programming for VSB’s Centers of Excellence and Institutes:

  • The Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate
  • The Charlotte and James V. O’Donnell ’63 Center for Professional Development
  • The Center for Global Leadership
  • Center for Business Analytics
  • Center for Church Management and Business Ethics
  • Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Institute
  • Center for Marketing and Consumer Insights