March 3, 2014
On the Road to $600-Million, Villanova Visits Florida
Anna Nguyen, Villanova U.
Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
It is a balmy February evening here in the Grand Ballroom of the PGA National Resort & Spa, where Villanova University is treating 135 alumni and other guests to drinks and dinner as they listen to rousing speeches about the suburban Philadelphia institution’s ambitious fund-raising campaign.
Uplighting bathes the walls of the cavernous ballroom in Villanova blue, and sweat trickles down the spires of an elaborately carved ice replica of St. Thomas of Villanova Church, the