Basilica lit blue at night

University Advancement helps toLight it Blue

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and The Catholic University of America partnered to illuminate the Shrine exterior in honor of doctors, nurses, and other frontline workers.

Students by the Pryz with blue wash

Light the WayCrisis Response Fund

You can help alleviate hardships that our community is facing from the COVID-19 pandemic.

SPC students photoshopped!

Student Philanthropy Council (SPC)Two Weeks of Virtual Events

Embrace the Catholic University community! SPC invites you to close out the semester by participating in virtual events. 

Profiled community members

Founders Day 2020Becoming Light

Our community strives to become light. Read profiles and learn about our crisis response fund.

Joe Carlini, Judi Biggs Garbuio, Schola Eberuh, Matt Ziegler, and John Garvey

(Latin/Adjective): Grateful/ThankfulGratus: Inspired by your generosity

Our online celebration of benefactors and friends

Bill Conway shakes a student's hand

An additional $20 million from Bill and Joanne Conway

A total of $40 million from the Conways for the new Nursing and Sciences building

Cardinal Weekend Tent Party

Events postponed or cancelledCOVID-19 response

To safeguard the health of our community, we have postponed or cancelled all University Advancement and Alumni Association events through May 14, 2020.

1887 Society logo with McMahon Hall

Leadership annual giving1887 Society

Join Catholic University's newest philanthropic society!

Spotlights on the University Mall

Light the Way:The Campaign for Catholic University

Our first-ever comprehensive campaign and the most ambitious campaign in our history!

Upcoming Events

By undertaking the most ambitious campaign in our history, the University will light the way as the leading national Catholic research university.

Jun 04

Perspectives on the Pandemic: What History, Politics, and Math Teach Us about COVID-19

Webinar - Online,

Aug 25

Catholic University Day at Nationals Park

Nationals Park - Washington, DC

Accept the Challenge

Make an impact on Catholic University students and drum up excitement among your peers: Participate in an active or upcoming giving challenge by making a gift and spreading the word on social media.

Your Catholic Connections

As the University works to serve the Church, the nation, and the world, University Advancement bridges all of its communities. We are building relationships for the next generation!