IU Receives $1 Million Gift
(Immaculata, Pennsylvania), Immaculata University (IU) has received a $1 million gift from a distinguished alumna. While the donor wishes to remain anonymous at this time, the University celebrates this tremendous act of generosity.
“Immaculata University is deeply humbled by this extraordinarily generous gift,” said Sister R. Patricia Fadden, IHM, Ed.D., IU president. “We are truly thankful for the philanthropic spirit and stewardship demonstrated by our good friend who will be acknowledged at a public event in early fall.”
The growth of Immaculata University over the past century has been gradual, yet consistent. The initial 198 campus acres have grown to approximately 373, and the two original dormitory-classroom structures are now part of a complex of 13 principal buildings representing a multi-million dollar investment.
“Immaculata University will celebrate the centennial of its founding in 2020 and has maintained an ongoing commitment to fundraising over the years, which allows for scholarships and enhanced services for students. Transformational gifts such as this most recent $1 million donation enables Immaculata to continue its quest to be the preeminent institution of Catholic higher education in the region,” said Stephen Pugliese, Ph.D., IU’s vice president for Student Development & Engagement and interim vice president for University Advancement.
In October 2003, after in-depth studies, Immaculata University decided to welcome men into its traditional undergraduate college beginning in the fall of 2005. The University’s three-college structure now includes the College of Undergraduate Studies along with the College of LifeLong Learning (CLL) and the College of Graduate Studies. Today, Immaculata University offers more than 60 majors, minors and certificate programs, and its distinguished faculty serves a population of more than 4,500 students.
Immaculata University is a Catholic, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.