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.

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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Vasco de Jesus Rodrigues '83

"Giving back is a way of thanking my professors and JWU staff for their support. Without them, success would have never knocked at my door."

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Athena Pantelas '22

"Johnson & Wales was a dream for me - one that was almost impossible due to finances. Scholarships help me feel motivated, and I am so thankful to be at a university that cares enough to want me to succeed. I couldn't do it without you."

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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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