Villanova College as we know it today would not exist without the generosity of generations of parents, families, and Old Boys. Drawing on this tradition, the Villanova College Foundation has been established with the prime purpose of providing leading educational opportunities that foster the holistic development of outstanding, confident young men in the vision of the Catholic faith.
In keeping with the Augustinian values, the College strives to keep College fees affordable. School fees, along with Government funding and the building maintenance levy, are required for College running costs. As well as increasing bursary opportunities, the purpose of the Foundation is to provide the College with an expanded financial base and the ability to make much-needed capital improvements. As future access to Government funding is unpredictable, the Foundation will become an essential component of the College’s operations. This funding model is not unique to Villanova, and has already been implemented in many comparative independent schools.
“The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.” St. Augustine
Villanova has a long and proud history of philanthropy. Following in the footsteps of our earliest founders, and the progressive fundraising efforts of the 1960s, 70s and 80s, the transformative ‘One Mind, One Heart’ campaign culminated in the opening of the Augustine Centre (2005), and Cor Unum Centre (2006) at Villanova Park. To continue the provision of leading educational and co-curricular facilities, the College has embarked on an ambitious Master Plan for the Coorparoo Campus and Villanova Park. This master plan will provide state-of-the-art learning opportunities for current and future generations of Villanovans.
Today’s Foundation will work to bring the Master Plan to life, and to enhance the College’s bursary program. It supports Villanova’s philanthropic legacy through strengthening our shared spirit of community, backing exceptional educational facilities and programmes, supporting those seeking an Augustinian education, and ensuring the future success of the College.
Learn more about the transformation of the Coorparoo Campus here.
Learn more about how you can help support Villanova Park here.
Learn more about the Wieneke Family Music Fund here.
When you choose to partner with the Villanova College Foundation you will create opportunity, knowing that your gift will have a deep and enduring impact. Regardless of size, your fully tax-deductible gift is greatly appreciated and always goes towards the fund of your choice.