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August Donor of the Month- Brendan Cox ‘92

New Board Member– Gets Blue White Designated As A Charity For His Company’s 2019 United Way Campaign

Brendan was a freshman in high school in 1985 when

Rollie Massimino led the ‘Cats to their first National Championship against Georgetown. From that moment, Brendan became a loyal son of the University. During his time at Villanova, Brendan studied accounting and was a member of the Gamma Phi business honor society where he mentored students in business. Brendan also served a Eucharistic Minister and Resident Assistant during his Junior and Senior years.

After Villanova, Brendan began his career with Arthur Andersen in the firm’s Princeton, New Jersey office. In 2001, Brendan received an academic fellowship to pursue his MBA at the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated with honors. After Notre Dame, Brendan moved back to the East Coast, residing in Hoboken, NJ where he began his career with EY in the New York office. After 9 years in the New York area, Brendan and his family moved back “home” to Villanova, PA when he was admitted to the partnership at EY.

Through the years, Brendan has been a loyal supporter of Villanova through a variety of ways. He is a regular contributor to the Villanova Annual Giving Campaign and remains active in the Villanova Community as a member of the Accounting Advisory Committee, the lead Tax campus recruiter for EY and the MBA Mentor Program. In addition he has added on to his plate serving on the Blue White Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors and has tak- en the time and effort to get the Blue White Scholarship Foundation to be a designated charity for his company’s United Way Campaign .

Township youth sports community as his children play lacrosse, soccer, baseball and basketball. Brendan also enjoys spending time at the beach with his family in his hometown of Spring Lake, NJ. Brendan has a lot of fond memories of Spring Lake, from running in the Spring Lake Five Mile Run every year since 1977 to meeting his wife, Christine over the 4th of July in 2002. Brendan ultimately lives his life by his favorite quote:

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Atƫitude determines how well you do it.” Fun Fact: Brendan sang the almamater during his MBA graduation from Notre Dame.

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