Senior Class Gift

After four years of studying and making many great friends and memories, seniors show their pride by giving back to the university through a contribution to the Senior Class Gift. The 2015 Senior Class Gift will be a donation to the Widener Fund. All gifts to the Widener Fund are now 100% dedicated to support financial aid for students in need.
To support the Class of 2015, please click here.

The Widener University Class of 2015 would like to thank the following for their contribution to the 2015 Senior Class Gift:

Fred Akl, dedicated to engineering students

Tammy & Mark Ballew,
dedicated to Jordan Ballew. Congrats Jordan!

Jordan Ballew,
dedicated to Mom and Dad.

Rayd Barqawi

Jacqueline Beers

Malcolm Bell,
dedicated to the senior class.

Cory M. Bennett

John & Patti Bennett,
dedicated to Cory Bennett.

Leah Berney

Seth & Maureen Berney

Brittany Bicking

Ashleigh Bothwell

Jamie & Dawn Bothwell

Kim Braun

Marissa Brooks,
dedicated to Dr. Joy Dickerson.

Richard & Lisa Brooks,
dedicated to Dean Hagis, Nancy Keating, and the School of Hospitality Management Faculty.

Brandon Burns

Joseph & Maria Capaldi

Kiberly Capaldi

Mischelle Clark

Jeffrey & Karen Colarusso,
dedicated to Krista Colarusso.

Krista Colarusso

Dave Darji
, dedicated to Patton Vo.

Yvonne Davis

Mark & Joan DiCarlo

Danielle DiCarlo

David Fendrich

Brian Frankowski

Rebecca Gelwan

Bonnie Greisler

Amanda Grigas, dedicated to Mary & Tom Grigas

Shaunessy Hanrahan

Theresa Harm,
dedicated to Alex Harm

Alex Harm, dedicated to future Widener students

Tyler Hartman

Janice & Robert Herbster

Melvin Holmes

Tom Hunter

Dennis & Patricia Iaccarino

Phillip Iaccarino

Robert Inverso,
dedicated to Rose Walker. Congratulations on all your hard work!

Sharon, Inverso, dedicated to Rosemarie Walker.  "Your Grandmother would be proud."

Connie Irvin, dedicated to Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Justin Jackson, dedicated to the Class of 2015.

Joseph Jendrus

William Jones

William Lackman

Allison Lackman

Anthony Lemus, dedicated to Maria and Rafael Lemus.

Danny Luu

Martha Machowski

Marisa Maroccia, dedicated to my parents Mike and Jackie Maroccia, Professors Dr. Coughlin, and Dr. Bhat who have helped me so much along the way! Also dedicated to Dean Craig.

Jaclyn Marshall,
dedicated to Mom & Dad

Arthur & Lisa Martelli, dedicated to the Class of 2015!

Patrick McCafferty, dedicated to mom

Emmi McCauley, dedicated to Mom, Dad & Dr. Fehr.

Sara McManus

Thaisa Mendes, dedicated to Veronica Vasquez

Anna Miller, Congratulations to the PSC/Bonner graduates. Thank you for serving the Chester community for the past four years!

Joseph & Patricia Notarfrancesco,
dedicated to Joseph Notarfrancesco Jr.

Joseph Notarfrancesco
, dedicated to Patricia Notarfrancesco

Amy Pecsi, dedicated to Jeff Pecsi

Viraga Perera

Megan Petrillo

Jessica Prince, dedicated to the Class of 2015 Senior Class Gift Committee. Thank you for your hard work!

Margaret Ann Ramsey, dedicated to VesnaAnn Tucker.  Congratulations! So proud of you!

David Recchiuti, dedicated to the 2015 Senior Class.

David and Joann Recchiuti,
dedicated to David Alexander Recchiuti and all 2015 graduates.

Janelle Rouse

Denell Saunders, dedicated to Rosy and Al

Joshua Schneider, dedicated to Patton Vo

Paul & Judith Scotto

Terry Simpson

Donald & Amy Smith,
dedicated to Eric C. Smith, Class of 2015!

Eric Smith

Amanda Spurri

Brittany Stover, dedicated to my brother, Bruce Stover. Congrats!

Constance Sweeney

Erica Szpynda

Taylor Tisi

Mildred Tomo

Rudolph Treichel

Sarah Trout

Veronica Vasquez

Matthew Villone

Nalson Vo, dedicated to Patton Vo

Patton Vo, dedicated to “My Widener Family”.

Rosemarie Walker

Mariarose & Mark Walker,
dedicated to Rosemarie Walker.  Rosemarie, we are so proud of all your accomplishments!

David & Hope Waller, dedicated to David Preston Waller.

David Preston Waller,
dedicated to David & Hope Waller and Janet M. Black.

Rachel Weller

AJ Wiley

Andrew Zauflik, dedicated to George and Donna Zauflik.

Emily Zidanic

Dedications updated on May 21, 2015

What's New

Thank You from Jim Harris and Friends
Thank You from Jim Harris and Friends
Click here to see greetings and thank you from University President Jim Harris and friends in our holiday video.
A Gift from You
A Gift from You
Click to see the video. Thank you for your support of the Class of 2014. They have so many reasons to smile, so many reasons to be proud, and so many reasons to be grateful.
Freedom Hall
Freedom Hall
Classrooms and studios are full of activity in this new state-of-the-art facility. Freedom Hall will establish Widener as a leader in the fast-growing areas of communication, informatics, and computer science.
Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame
Initial fundraising efforts have begun for the creation of a Widener/PMC Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame will shine the spotlight on some of the amazing students and coaches who have brought academic and athletic honor, recognition and distinction to our institution.   

Promising Futures Initiative
Promising Futures Initiative
Widener University has taken the lead in addressing the national problem of student debt and now designates all gifts to the Widener Fund to support financial aid. 
Inaugural Class of Oskin Leaders Named
Inaugural Class of Oskin Leaders Named
Sixteen sophomores were selected for the inaugural class of Oskin Leaders.  The Oskin Leadership Institute was made possible through a gift from David '64 and JoEllen Oskin and their late son, David. 

Who Gives

Honor Roll of Donors
Honor Roll of Donors
Thank you to all our donors from FY2014!

Vito Verni '61
Vito Verni '61
Vito and his wife Marylou are members of the Moll League of the Widener’s Lifetime Giving Society.  Induction into the Moll League indicates cumulative lifetime gifts to the university of $100,000 to $249,000. 
Dan Borislow '84
Dan Borislow '84
It is with sadness that Widener bids farewell to one of our most loyal friends and supporters. Dr. Dan Borislow '84, an alumnus, member of the Board of Trustees, and benefactor of the university passed away on July 21, 2014 in West Palm Beach, Florida. 

Prior to his death, Dr. Borislow established memorial scholarships to Widener in honor of victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
George '92 and Nancy Hassel
George '92 and Nancy Hassel
George Hassel '92, Associate Vice President for Compliance and Risk Management, and his wife Nancy are longtime givers to the university, but Taking the Lead ~ the Campaign for Widener inspired them to step up their giving and endow a scholarship in their name. 
Cynthia Sarnoski '74
Cynthia Sarnoski '74
Widener Board of Trustee member Cynthia H. Sarnoski '74 , endowed a science faculty fellowship which was recently awarded for the first time to Dr. Hemlata Mistry, who will use fruit flies to engage in research on spinal cord injuries. 
Jeanne Gelman, Professor Emerita
Jeanne Gelman, Professor Emerita
A faculty member in the nursing department for 24 years, Jeanne Gelman demonstrates her heart-felt commitment and respect for the mission of the university and its students by giving generously to Widener. 
Phil Martelli '76
Phil Martelli '76
head coach of the St. Joseph’s University basketball team, credits his Widener education with making him a better student, coach, community leader, and person.
Tim Speiss '83, '89
Tim Speiss '83, '89
has shown his support of the university and students in the School of Business in countless ways, one of the most significant is his creation of the Timothy P. Speiss Endowed Fund for the Promotion of Responsible Global Business Principles.
James Mack '85
James Mack '85
Jim Mack and his wife Debra Kurucz have given multiple gifts in support of the campaign.
Savas  and Liz Ozatalay
Savas and Liz Ozatalay
School of Business Dean Savas Ozatalay and his wife Liz made the generous decision to endow a scholarship.  Their gift will help remove a financial obstacle for a student in need.
Marye O'Reilly-Knapp
Marye O'Reilly-Knapp
earned her doctorate in nursing from Widener in ’91 and later returned to the university as a faculty member. 

Why Give

150th Anniversary for the School of Engineering
150th Anniversary for the School of Engineering
The university is celebrating 150 years of excellence in engineering education.  A gala at the Franklin Institute is planned. 
Widener Partnership Charter School
Widener Partnership Charter School
There is no more shining example of Widener University’s commitment to  the City of Chester and its residents.
Spencer Ng '15
Spencer Ng '15
When you give to Widener, you invest in the future of students like Spencer Ng '15. 
Momadou Keita '13
Momadou Keita '13
When you give to Widener, you invest in the future of students like Mamadou Keita ‘13