One for the World asks students and alumni to donate 1% of their income to most effective charities working to end extreme poverty. Our goal is to educate the Villanova community on extreme poverty and effective giving, as well as, to raise money for these evidence-backed non-profits that help the world's poorest and most vulnerable people. 

We have developed a rigorous process for evaluating non-profits and have identified the most effective organizations in this space: The Against Malaria Foundation, GiveDirectly, Possible, Living Goods and Population Services International.

We are starting the movement at Villanova University and would love for you to join us!


Come listen to One for the World co-founder Joshua McCann discuss extreme poverty and effective altruism! He will be presenting on Monday, February 19th, at 7:00pm in the Connelly Cinema.

Villanova One for the World will be holding a "Mini Pledge Week" beginning on Friday, February 16th and continuing from Monday, February 19th to Thursday, February 22nd. Stop by our table at Connelly or Bartley throughout the week to learn more about our goals and to make the pledge!

Right now, Villanova One for the World is looking for passionate, enthusiastic students to join our team of Student Ambassadors. As a Student Ambassador, it will be your job to tell friends, classmates, professors, and more about One for the World and effective altruism. You would become a part of our wonderful One for the World community on campus, while spreading awareness for a cause that will truly make a difference. Student Ambassador training will be held on Saturday, February 24th, from 1:00 to 2:30pm.



Why did you choose to get involved with OFTW?

“I think almost everybody knows that people are suffering in the developing world and most people want to do something to help. I was certainly in that boat. I didn’t know how to turn my good intentions into action that would make a difference. One for the World allows me to go from good intentions to good action and help fight to end extreme poverty around the world.”

-Evan McVail, Co-President & Chapter Founder


Why did you choose to get involved with OFTW?

“I got involved with One for the World because each of us, at one point or another, were given a chance. A chance to learn, a chance to explore the world, a chance to live. Over 10 million children each year aren’t give those chances. I always wanted to help but my intentions never became actions. One for the World changed all of that. OFTW allows me to fight extreme poverty by giving those 10 million kids and their families a chance and thats an incredible gift to give!”

- Gillian Wangler, Co-President

Click below for the most recent Villanova OFTW newsletter