Don’t Wait to Make a Difference

24 Jan

Gonzalo Del Rio VillasenorGonzalo E. Del Rio Villasenor (BUS ’04) has made a gift to DePaul every year since 2008. His gifts range in size from $20 to $105, and each one has made a difference. Below, he shares some of his thoughts about giving to his alma mater.

What compelled you to make your first gift?

The cost of a quality university education continues to increase every year. I figured that every little gift I contribute can help a student achieve their dream of attending DePaul. My first gift was a direct result of that mindset.

Which fund(s) do you support, and why?

I love to support any program that promotes studying abroad or enhancing the international mindset. The world is becoming a smaller place, so it’s important that we try to increase our understanding of different cultures and countries.

What would you say to fellow alumni who don’t currently give?

I would tell my fellow alumni that a donation or gift does not have to be grand in order to make a difference. Small donations can go a long way toward promoting the tenets of St. Vincent de Paul and supporting a DePaul education.

Follow Gonzalo’s example and make your gift today!

One Response to “Don’t Wait to Make a Difference”

  1. Conrad W. Sanders, law 1954 February 11, 2014 at 10:46 am #

    Hope DPU will make special note of death of Victor Cacciatore (law-1953 or 54) on Dec 30, 2013. He gave substantial support to DPU

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