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The Kathleen Waterbury and J.B. Reilly School of Business

Housed in the Gambet Center, the new school will open its doors to the leaders of tomorrow in the academic year of 2024-2025.

Kathleen and J.B. Reilly, through their unparalleled generosity, have bestowed upon us the largest donation in the University’s history. Their magnanimous contribution establishes the Kathleen Waterbury and J.B. Reilly School of Business, slated to open in the academic year 2024-25. Housed in the Gambet Center, the Reilly School of Business will give DeSales business students the resources they need to thrive in their future careers.

Kathleen is a current member of the University’s Board of Trustees, a position she has held since 2020. Her husband previously served as a Board member from 2002 to 2012. J.B. is also president and cofounder of City Center Group, a real estate development and management company based in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

The University's commitment to evolving educational excellence, as outlined in our 2022-2025 Strategic Plan, Connecting to Our Future, is being actualized through this historic expansion. The new model of structuring our academic programs, encompassing four distinct schools, will pioneer a future where our Salesian values, community spirit, and academic rigor converge to foster the ethical leaders of tomorrow.

We invite you to join us in celebrating this transformative gift as we honor this extraordinary moment. Pledge your support to further amplify our mission and the experience of every DeSales student.

Kathleen Waterbury and JB Reilly
Kathleen Waterbury and J.B. Reilly.

“Be who you are and be that well.”

– St. Francis de Sales