2018 Nova Challenge

This campaign ended on February 23, 2018, but you can still make a gift to Villanova University by clicking here!

The Nova Challenge is a four-day giving challenge (officially kicking off on Tuesday, February 20 at 6:00 a.m. EST and concluding on Friday, February 23 at 8:00 p.m. EST) created for Villanova University Regional Clubs that choose to participate in raising funds from their members in support of local programming and scholarships.

Are you up to the Challenge?

As a part of the Nova Nation, your gift will help:

  • Raise funds for student scholarships and club programming in your region.
  • Support the University's effort to reach 30% undergraduate alumni participation in Fiscal Year 2018. 
  • Top clubs compete for bragging rights and special recognition. Clubs will be recognized for highest participation and most dollars raised.


Nova Challenge Club Leaderboard

Select a Regional ClubDonorsDollarsGoal ($)%
Naples 29$3,935$1,500262.3%
Jacksonville & North Florida 27$3,825$1,500255.0%
Greater Washington DC 35$2,570$500514.0%
Tampa Bay 18$2,560$2,500102.4%
Midwest/Texas: Houston 27$2,460$1,500164.0%
Midwest/Texas: Chicago 29$2,425$4,00060.6%
Southeast: Low Country 45$1,995$1,000199.5%
Orange County 13$1,760$1,000176.0%
Mid-Atlantic: Greater Philadelphia 29$1,485$2,50059.4%
Mid-Atlantic: Lehigh Valley 21$1,455$2,00072.8%
North Central Jersey 16$1,400$1,000140.0%
Southeast: Charlotte 13$1,250$2,00062.5%
South Florida 9$1,160$2,50046.4%
Los Angeles 11$1,083$500216.6%
South Jersey 22$1,065$1,000106.5%
Fairfield & Westchester 9$975$1,50065.0%
Mid-Atlantic: South Central PA 9$925$200462.5%
Midwest/Texas: Dallas-Fort Worth 12$915$1,65055.5%
Southeast: Charleston 4$725$100725.0%
Pittsburgh 6$505$100505.0%
Midwest/Texas: Austin 4$375$250150.0%
Southeast: Atlanta 3$325$1,00032.5%
Tri-State: Central New Jersey 9$325$300108.3%
Northern California 6$285$1,00028.5%
NE & International: Central Connecticut 5$200$50040.0%
San Diego 2$200$100200.0%
Southeast: NC Triangle 4$180$100180.0%
Mid-Atlantic: Baltimore 3$85$1,5005.7%
Twin Cities 1$50$10050.0%

Donor affiliations

89% Alumni

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2% Students

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14% Parents

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1% Faculty/Staff

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3% Friends

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Donor list

Joe Breen
Eric J. Pascarella
Joy A Vroman
Barbara Redmond
Eric Trefz
Margaret Hough
Walidah Justice
Caroline Manion
Loretta Spezio
Nicholas DeMaio
Kristina Skeffington
Louis J. Passaro
Garth Sprecher
J Burr Daly
Michael Dennis
Jim Easby-Smith
Robert G. Strayton
Daniel moran
Harding Jennifer Confoy
john j heffron
James P. Dunigan
George R. Kolb
Richard W Dugan
J Paul Vance
Carlo F. Giraudi, DPM
Joseph Posch
Theodore W Hack
Kyle Rhood
Lawrence A. Kalina
Jay Talbott
Brendan Dignan
Louis Gambeski
Robert J Merkert
Amy Gallo photoAmy Gallo
Alberto Sanchez

Jo Anne Modarelli photoJo Anne Modarelli matched $100
Molly E. Meacham matched $100
Brian Muscarella photoBrian Muscarella matched $50
GERALD J QUINN matched $100
SAM GREENWOOD matched $100
Joe Silvestri photoJoe Silvestri matched $20
Branden McBirney photoBranden McBirney matched $10
John Reilly matched $250
Mary Pat Blaylock photoMary Pat Blaylock matched $250
Peter W Quintal photoPeter W Quintal gave $100 because 10 donors made a gift in 3 days.
GERALD J QUINN gave $250 because 25 donors made a gift in 2 days.