Wildcat Stories

The JWU community is philanthropic by nature, and we love to hear what giving back means to you. Alumni, faculty, staff, parents, families, and the students who benefit from your generosity all have unique stories to tell.

Michael A. Nula, DPT, his wife Lisa, and their three daughters

Michael A. Nula, DPT and Lisa Nula

"Share, teach others, and pay it forward." As JWU donors, Michael and Lisa Nula are Powered by Purpose.

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Lisa Tomasulo-Capasso '86, '90

A first-generation scholarship student and recipient of financial aid in 1984, Lisa has established the Lisa Tomasulo-Capasso Family Endowed Scholarship.


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Aaliyah Fuentes '24

"I chose Johnson & Wales because financially they gave me more opportunities and have such a variety of art and science majors. JWU has helped me understand my side of my major and helped me look for many chances and internships."

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Rob Palleschi '86, '14 Hon. & The Palleschi Family Endowed Fund

For Rob and his family, giving to Johnson & Wales means building a foundation for today's Wildcats. "Together, let's provide the next generation with all the tools and opportunities they need to succeed."

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David Wilson, Ph.D., '99 Hon.; P'98

The Wilson family's commitment to JWU students spans more than 25 years. When it comes to philanthropy, "the one school that ranks at the top of the list is JWU."

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