2022 Nova Challenge

This campaign ended on February 23, 2022, but you can still make a gift to Villanova University by clicking here!
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An Anonymous DonorDaniel E. Trucil matched $50

Jack Hallahan photoJack Hallahan matched $100

Arline Kerrigan photoArline Kerrigan matched $100

An Anonymous DonorBoratha Tan matched $100

An Anonymous DonorMolly Meacham matched $150

An Anonymous DonorMary Kate Hampton matched $200

Jonathan Kent photoJonathan Kent matched $100

An Anonymous DonorRob Colton matched $250

An Anonymous DonorBrian Muscarella matched $300

Ken & Christina Nee photoKen & Christina Nee matched $500

An Anonymous DonorEric Pascarella matched $500

An Anonymous DonorTom Barry, Kevin Kramer, Robert Mancini and Craig Shenkler matched $1,000

An Anonymous DonorPatrick Meyer matched $1,000

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An Anonymous DonorLori Ussery gave $50

An Anonymous DonorJoseph G Silvestri gave $100

An Anonymous DonorBranden McBirney gave $100

Arline Kerrigan photoArline Kerrigan gave $100

Jack Hallahan photoJack Hallahan gave $100

An Anonymous DonorJerry gave $100 because 25 donors made a gift in 3 days

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $200

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor gave $250

An Anonymous DonorThomas Mazzie gave $500

Ken & Christina Nee photoKenneth C Nee gave $500

Join the Nova Challenge!

The Nova Challenge is a four-day giving challenge and friendly competition between Villanova Regional Clubs throughout the Nova Nation. The Challenge kicks off on Saturday, February 19 and runs through Tuesday, February 22. You can participate NOW by making a gift through this campaign to your Regional Club(s). Your gift goes directly to the Club(s) you choose to support!

How Can I Make a Difference?

Your gift during the Nova Challenge will support the Club experiences and activities that bring Villanovans together in their local communities. Some Regional Clubs also sponsor scholarships for students in their area, broadening access to need-based aid in the pursuit of a Villanova education. Your support means that Villanova Regional Clubs can continue to offer: 

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

Nova Challenge by the Numbers

With your help, Regional Clubs can make more of the above possible in your region and throughout the Nova Nation! Here are just a few examples of your impact from past participation in the Nova Challenge:

  • Donors to the Nova Challenge have given $325,000+ in support over five years. 
  • More than 1,900 alumni and 650 parents have made an impact through their gift to the Nova Challenge.
  • Dozens of Regional Clubs have used Nova Challenge funds to host game watches, networking or service events in their local areas—and innovative virtual events!
  • 21 Regional Club scholarships were awarded to Villanova students during the 2020-2021 academic year.
Thank You!

THANK YOU to the 777 donors who supported the 2022 Nova Challenge! Through your generosity, we raised more than $79,700 for Villanova Regional Clubs and all the ways they keep our community connected. On behalf of Clubs across the Nova Nation, please enjoy this video message expressing our gratitude for your support. 

You can continue to fuel our Regional Clubs year-round by making a gift at any time through our secure giving site.

164 days ago by Cheryl Morris
The Final Hours: We Need You!

Thank you so much to those who have supported the 2022 Nova Challenge thus far! Together, we have raised over $63,000 from over 630 donors (and counting!). Your contributions help fuel the experiences that bring Villanovans together in regions across the country. We are truly grateful for your gift. 

While 18 of our Clubs have already reached and surpassed their goals, many are still actively working to finish strong! You can help us achieve these goals by spreading the word about the Nova Challenge and encouraging others to join you as a supporter. An easy way to promote this campaign is to share our @VillanovaAlumni social media posts:

• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/villa... 
• Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/Ca... 
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/VillanovaA... 

Thank you for your continued support. Go Cats! 

167 days ago by Nicole Duhamel

Nova Challenge
Regional ClubsDonors$ RaisedGoal ($)%
Club of Greater Washington DC48$7,161$5,000143.2
Club of Low Country55$7,050$4,000176.3
Club of Houston24$4,475$3,500127.9
Club of South Florida16$3,960$3,500113.1
Club of Greater Philadelphia53$3,834$3,000127.8
Club of Greater Boston31$3,572$4,00089.3
Club of North Central New Jersey37$3,378$2,750122.8
Club of Northern New Jersey40$3,320$3,000110.7
Club of Long Island53$3,104$1,500206.9
Club of New York City18$3,000$2,000150.0
Club of Palm Beach18$2,685$1,250214.8
Club of Los Angeles28$2,565$1,500171.0
Club of Northern CA20$2,233$1,500148.9
Club of South Jersey32$1,995$1,750114.0
Club of Jacksonville/North Florida17$1,925$1,500128.3
Club of Naples16$1,907$2,50076.3
Club of Charlotte15$1,870$3,00062.3
Club of Central New Jersey26$1,810$750241.3
Club of Tampa Bay17$1,800$1,750102.9
Club of Dallas-Fort Worth23$1,695$2,00084.7
Club of Delaware23$1,560$750208.0
Club of Chicago20$1,506$250602.4
Club of Atlanta18$1,435$2,00071.8
Club of Lehigh Valley16$1,400$1,75080.0
Club of Michigan15$1,250$1,000125.0
Club of Orange County CA9$1,200$1,25096.0
Club of Central Connecticut11$1,125$500225.0
Club of Charleston11$1,075$1,000107.5
Club of Colorado11$1,030$500205.9
Club of Pittsburgh10$1,000$750133.3
Club of Nashville12$850$750113.3
Club of San Diego10$700$75093.3
Club of Twin Cities4$620$500124.0
Club of Jersey Shore5$425$50085.0
Club of Greater Hampton Roads8$400$250160.0
Club of Phoenix6$285$250114.0
Club of South Central PA6$230$50046.0
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