Support Villa Maria College
Each year Villa Maria College invites generous benefactors to support the mission of Villa Maria College. An unrestricted, gift to the annual campaign allows Villa Maria College to use your contribution where it is needed most. A restricted gift can be directed to support an area that is important to you, as a donor.
Student Emergency Fund
Villa Maria College established a Student Emergency Fund to address our students’ unforeseen hardships and emergencies. This fund has processes to ensure that needed funds flow quickly to those students with the most urgent needs.
Sister Marcella Marie Garus Endowment Fund
This fund was established on her retirement to honor her for 50 years of service to Villa Maria College. Gifts to this endowment will be used to fund projects and initiatives at the College that are dear to Sister’s heart, and that will directly benefit our students now and in the future.
Women in Technology Scholarship
Villa Maria College recently started programs in Computer Software Development and Game Design. A member of the Board of Trustees, Dominica Sortisio, would like to do more to see young women enter these fields, and is working to establish the Women in Technology endowed scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to a woman entering technology focused programs leading to in demand jobs. Recipients will be selected based on academic merit and financial need.
Kathryn Piatek Memorial Scholarship
The Kathryn Piatek Memorial Scholarship was established by the College’s Alumni Association. Kathryn Piatek graduated from Villa Maria College in 1970 with a degree in Business Administration and became a business analyst with HSBC. Kathryn served as the President of the Alumni Association at Villa Maria College from 2012-2014. She was an active volunteer with various community organizations. The scholarship is awarded to an applicant who demonstrates outstanding academic and leadership qualities and possess the potential to succeed at Villa. All are invited to apply. Preference given to a relative of a Villa Maria College graduate. The minimum award is $500.
Support Villa Maria College today by completing the below donation form.
For more information, please contact Mary Robinson, vice president for development, by phone: 716-961-1823 or e-mail: [email protected]
Villa Maria College helped me grow into the person I’ve always wanted to be. The school welcomed me, the faculty motivated me, and the friends I’ve made have encouraged and supported me. I never thought a college could shape a person as much as Villa has shaped me and I am so proud to be a Villa Viking.
— Ashton Barrie ‘20
Villa’s Supportive Environment
Our small classes with an 8:1 student to faculty ratio along with studio-based learning are just some of the factors that distinguish Villa’s student-centered approach to learning. Teaching and learning are the top priority at Villa Maria College. Our faculty are dedicated to helping you take the next steps to achieve your goals. Teachers become mentors and guides as students learn and grow in our dynamic programs.
The Student Success Center offers professional tutors, advisers, and mentors who will assist you in the transition to college and in every subject of study at Villa.
The Achieve Program for students with learning differences provides support services that go above and beyond to help meet the needs of all our students.
A high-quality, rigorous, and rewarding educational experience for academically high-achieving students with enhanced academic and extra-curricular activities.