2019 Nova Challenge

This campaign ended on February 22, 2019, but you can still make a gift to Villanova University by clicking here!

Thank you to everyone who joined the 2019 Nova Challenge! If you missed the opportunity to participate and would like to support your Regional Club, visit this giving link and enter your Club's name when prompted for a designation.

Make an impact on Villanovans in your region!

The Nova Challenge runs Tuesday, Feb. 19 through Friday, Feb. 22.

The Nova Challenge is a four-day giving challenge and friendly competition between Villanovans from various regions throughout the Nova Nationall in support of local programming and student scholarships!

You can participate by making a gift through this campaign and choosing your Regional Club as the designation.

What Does the Nova Challenge Support?

  • Networking Events
  • Service Opportunities
  • Game Watches
  • Cultural Events
  • Local Student Scholarships

Why Participate?

Your gift makes more of the above possible in your region and throughout the Nova Nation!

Villanova is currently ranked #19 in the nation for alumni giving, and the Nova Challenge has helped us reach this accomplishment. We need your participation so we can continue to be a leader among our peers!

The top Clubs (most dollars and most donors) are recognized and get bragging rights for the year.

Together We Are Greater—Last year, the most common Nova Challenge gift was $50, and we raised over $36,000 collectively!

Our Thanks to You

All donors to the Nova Challenge will receive a code for complimentary access to Villanova iStickers. Use iStickers on your iPhone to add Villanova spirit to your text messages! The set includes animated GIFs and the 2018 National Championship logo.

The iStickers codes will be sent to donors during the week of February 25.



Nova Challenge Club Leaderboard

Regional ClubDonorsDollarsGoal ($)%
Naples 85$7,430$2,000371.5%
South Florida 31$5,100$2,000255.0%
Greater Washington DC 58$5,055$2,000252.8%
Houston 38$4,435$2,000221.7%
Low Country 78$3,695$1,000369.5%
Greater Philadelphia 62$3,095$2,000154.8%
Northern New Jersey 50$2,690$1,500179.3%
Fairfield & Westchester 31$2,475$1,500165.0%
Jacksonville & North Florida 17$2,275$2,000113.8%
Los Angeles 34$2,066$1,000206.6%
Atlanta 28$2,035$1,000203.5%
New England 29$1,985$2,50079.4%
Dallas - Fort Worth 28$1,950$1,500130.0%
New York City 18$1,815$1,000181.5%
North Central Jersey 32$1,810$1,500120.7%
Tampa Bay 18$1,770$2,00088.5%
Charlotte 32$1,700$1,500113.3%
Chicago 29$1,525$2,50061.0%
Lehigh Valley 20$1,345$1,000134.5%
South Jersey 21$1,075$1,000107.5%
Charleston 13$1,020$500204.0%
Nashville 16$850$250340.0%
Northern California 14$685$500137.0%
Colorado 17$650$500130.1%
Austin 19$630$500126.0%
Central Connecticut 10$620$250248.0%
Palm Beach 6$525$500105.0%
San Diego 10$515$500103.0%
Delaware 11$499$250199.6%
South Central PA 9$470$50094.0%
Central Jersey 15$445$50089.0%
Michigan 8$425$50085.0%
Northeast PA 12$405$250162.0%
Pittsburgh 4$350$50070.0%
Richmond 3$325$250130.0%
Baltimore 11$305$250122.0%
Jersey Shore 5$300$1,00030.0%
Greater Hampton Roads 5$300$50060.0%
Long Island 9$295$1,00029.5%
Syracuse 6$260$250104.0%
London 3$260$250104.0%
Orange County 7$215$1,50014.3%
Phoenix 5$200$25080.0%
NC Triangle 6$175$25070.0%
Seattle 4$150$25060.0%
Orlando 3$100$25040.0%
Portland 3$75$25030.0%
Twin Cities 1$10$2504.0%

Donor affiliations

79% Alumni

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1% Students

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17% Parents

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1% Faculty/Staff

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3% Friends

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Donor list

Patrick Meyer photoPatrick Meyer
Zig, Biernacki
Joy Vroman
Laura Neenan Fogarty
Patricia Campbell
Kathleen Callahan Carrick
Bill McCloskey
William M Mooney
Tandy McGrail
Jack McGrail
Lynne M Duff
Jon Williams
Anne McNulty
Zachary Heaps
Amy Gallo photoAmy Gallo
Catherine Heaps
Robert Donnelly
Owen Heaps
Madeleine Heaps
Judith G Galter
Robert F McAlister
Mike and Carol Barry
Ryan Lumelleau
Mr. Mark Nolan
Rita Newark
Richard H. Confoy
George Lasota
Dante & Kristen Puccinelli
Charles Van Horn
karen Confoy
D Todd Sullivan
Mercedes Ildefonso Velgot
Johnny and Lia Nardi
Vincent S Caprio
Patty O’Hara
Susan P Hanpnegan
Courtney Conigliaro

Katrina Ercole matched $25
robert valdivieso photorobert valdivieso matched $25
Jerry Quinn matched $50
Joseph G. Lamack matched $50
Hamza Guennoun matched $50
Angela Bader photoAngela Bader matched $50
An Anonymous Donor matched $50
Joe Silvestri matched $15
Jonathan Kent photoJonathan Kent matched $51
George Kolb matched $100
Branden McBirney photoBranden McBirney matched $100
Anson Asbury matched $100
Molly Meacham matched $100
Kendell Mahanna matched $50
Katie Barr Vint matched $60
Laura Cardamone photoLaura Ieni matched $100
Jack Hallahan photoJohn Hallahan matched $100
Andrew Lentz matched $100
Brian Muscarella photoBrian Muscarella matched $75
Lisa TuranoGerber photoLisa TuranoGerber matched $200
Neena Pine matched $200
Lori Ussery photoLori Ussery matched $160
Caitlin Mullaney matched $50
Brian Wynne matched $250
Brian Muscarella photoBrian Muscarella matched $300
Eric Pascarella matched $500
Patrick Meyer photoPatrick Meyer matched $1,000
Matthew V Gwin gave $25
Leigh Stewart photoLeigh Stewart gave $50 because $27,447 was donated in 2 days.
Judy Duroseau photoJudy Duroseau gave $100

All donors to the Nova Challenge will receive a code for complimentary access to Villanova iStickers. Use iStickers on your iPhone to add Villanova spirit to your text messages--including the official 2018 National Championship logo!