A Gift That Grew From a Strong Foundation
Giving back is a recurring theme for Delaware Valley University and for Joanne and Dan DaCunha. Maybe that's why the three have been inextricably linked for decades.
Now, thanks to planned gifts in their wills, the DaCunhas will be forever connected to the university that has stood by them for life.
"DelVal is different and we will continue to support the university because of its commitment to each student's success in life," Dan says.
DelVal's lifelong support was a pivotal foundation that helped the couple succeed in life and in their careers.
"They even helped Dan, years after he graduated, find a wonderful career opportunity that changed the course of our lives," Joanne says.
Through gifts in their wills, also known as bequests, they hope to change the course of others' lives, a gesture that doesn't go unnoticed at DelVal.
"A bequest is one of the easiest and most popular ways to create a legacy at DelVal," says Maryann Fox, executive director of major gifts. "Anyone can make a planned gift, at any age, in any amount, and it will make a difference at DelVal and in our students' lives."
"The DaCunhas' generous donation will provide support for programs and services offered to our students and the university community," she adds. "We are thankful that they have made DelVal a philanthropic priority."