Daniel M DiLella served as Chairperson of the United States Semiquincentennial Commission from February 2018 to July 2022, following his prior appointment by Congress as one of the Commission’s 16 private citizens. Chairman DiLella is an accomplished business and civic leader both regionally and nationally. As President and CEO of Equus Capital Partners, he has grown the firm into a multifaceted national real estate investment company with more than $4 billion in assets in under management.
DiLella is a member of the Board of Trustees of Villanova University, and Chair of the Trustees’ Committee. He funded the establishment of the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate at the Villanova University School for Business, where he is Chair of the Real Estate Advisory Council. DiLella also serves on the Stewardship, Executive and Executive Compensation Committees at Villanova University and is a Trustee of the Cahill Trust and Chair of the Advisory Board of Roman Catholic High School. He also serves on the boards of the Museum of the American Revolution, the Barnes Foundation, the Philly POPS, the Central Philadelphia Development Corporation, and Drexel University Real Estate Advisory Council. He is a former President of the Union League of Philadelphia, where he is Chairman of the Scholarship Foundation.