John Cabot University Receives 2.5 Million Dollar Donation from Hon. Frank J. Guarini
President Franco Pavoncello is pleased to announce that the Hon. Frank J. Guarini, Chairman Emeritus of the JCU Board of Trustees, has donated $ 2,500,000.00 for the creation of a Business School at John Cabot University.
This is Trustee Guarini’s second largest gift to John Cabot University and the second largest in the history of the University.
“The entire JCU Community is humbled and sincerely grateful to beloved Chair Emeritus Guarini for his constant support and generosity, which is a source of inspiration for all of us,” said President Pavoncello. “This gift comes at a pivotal moment in our effort to obtain accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), and it will have a fundamental impact on the growth of Business Studies at JCU.”
In 2017 the Hon. Guarini donated three million dollars to John Cabot University, the largest single donation in JCU history, for the renovation of the University’s first property in Rome, the Caroline Critelli Guarini Building, as well as for the development of new M.A. programs.
In 2008 JCU officially dedicated the Frank J. Guarini Campus in recognition of the Hon. Guarini’s unwavering support of the University since he first joined the Board of Trustees in 1995.
After a distinguished career as an attorney, Mr. Guarini served in the New Jersey State Senate for two terms and in the U.S. House of Representatives for seven terms. Throughout his career in public and private life, he has always maintained a strong interest in education. He founded centers and institutes at Dartmouth College, New York University School of Law, St. Peter’s University, New Jersey City University, and John Cabot University.