Delaware Valley University is proud to announce that it has raised more than $59 million through the largest capital campaign in its 120-year history. The campaign, which closed on Thursday, April 14, has brought in $59,105,659, including more than $629,000 for a new institute for student leaders to be named in honor of DelVal President Dr. Joseph S. Brosnan.

The funding has helped DelVal expand academic offerings, increase scholarship support and provide new facilities and tools for students and faculty.

The “Realizing the Vision” campaign began in July 2010 and launched publicly in October 2012. The campaign funded projects such as:

  • The achievement of university status
  • The $15 million Life Sciences Building, which added lab and classroom space and a 450-seat auditorium to campus
  • The Littlefield Institute for Biotechnology and Hydroponics
  • The multi-sport Robert A. Lipinski artificial turf field
  • The Mandell Science Building laboratory renovations
  • A state-of-the-art counseling psychology lab
  • An Emergency Financial Aid Fund program
  • New academic programs including: the University’s first doctoral program, a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and a Master of Arts in Policy Studies
  • The Janet Manion Military and Veterans Center, which was created in partnership with the Travis Manion Foundation

Approximately 7,000 people gave, including 2,056 alumni. From that group, 3,066 were first-time donors. Betsy Gemmill provided the largest single donation the University has ever received as part of the campaign.

Read more about the campaign here:

Why DelVal Matters

Dr. Jim Diamond '61, Former Dean of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences and National Chair for Planned Giving

William Mullin, Trustee, VP - Sterile Quality Assurance COE - Merck & Co., Inc.

Robert Lipinski '80, Trustee, CEO - Dynamic Defense Materials

Trustee, Regional Farm Sales Manager - Nationwide Agribusiness

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