Empower: The Campaign for Marywood

Our vision is to empower students to live more meaningful lives.

We empower them to go forth and pursue their dreams while having a positive impact in the world. 

We empower our community to engage with us as we create intergenerational learning experiences for our students. 

EMPOWER The Campaign for Marywood will project Marywood forward and ensure everyone is empowered to reach new heights and fulfill a vibrant vision for our shared future.

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Marywood University prepares students for success and purpose throughout their lives. The knowledge and values they learn here are the foundation of all they will do. The generosity of our community is what allows us to prepare and equip our students.

It is not only our students who will benefit from a Marywood education, but also our community. Our region, like others, needs compassionate and highly skilled nurses, physicians, business owners, architects, and teachers. Marywood University is not an isolated institution, but rather a living, breathing part of the community we all share.

The future of higher education has come calling, and together, we will answer the call with the boldness, bravery, and generosity of the Marywood spirit.

Your commitment to Marywood University’s comprehensive campaign can change a life, build on our rich legacy, drive us in an exciting new direction, and help us realize our dream of empowering students and serving our community. We invite you, our alumni, neighbors and friends, near and far, to be the force behind a brilliant future.

Please join us as supporters of the EMPOWER campaign!


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Sister Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D. ’69
President of Marywood University

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Lisa Lori, Esq. ’93
EMPOWER Campaign Co-Chair
Chair, Board of Trustees

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Robert Tamburro
EMPOWER Campaign Co-Chair
Director, Board of Trustees

Empower Campaign Leadership Team

EMPOWER: At A Glance

The Campaign for Marywood
  • 6,077DONORS
  • 1,147STUDENTS empowered through donor supported scholarships

Empowerment in Action

Two Marywood students looking up at the camera with lily pad decorations in the background and EMPOWER campaign logo in the foreground. EMPOWER: The Campaign for Marywood Kicks Off

EMPOWER: The Campaign for Marywood Kicks Off

The public phase of "EMPOWER: The Campaign for Marywood," a $30 million comprehensive campaign, has begun; $24 million has been raised to date.
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  • Marywood Students are pictured with X-Culture Founder, Vas Taras, Ph.D., from the Gala Awards Night held in Lublin. From left to right: Gabrielle Troch, Madison Guelho, Daniel Gomez, Dr. Taras, Michael Romano, and Joel DiCarli. Business Students Win Awards at X-Culture Global Business Plan Competition

    Business Students Win Awards at X-Culture Global Business Plan Competition

    Marywood students were members of two of the four winning teams selected by company executives—tying the highest college-winning representation at the conference.

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  • Marywood University broke ground for a new health sciences pavilion on Friday, April 28, during a 4 p.m. ceremony on the entrance lawn of the Center for Athletics and Wellness on University Avenue. Groundbreaking of the Pascucci Family Health Sciences Pavilion

    Groundbreaking of the Pascucci Family Health Sciences Pavilion

    The Pascucci Family Health Sciences Pavilion will be an exciting addition to The Keith J. O’Neill Center for Healthy Families, further expanding the university’s deep commitment to health and wellness.

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