Bill Conway with CatholicU nursing students

Conway School of NursingConways pledge additional $20M

On April 30, Bill and Joanne Conway committed an additional $20 million in scholarship support that will benefit 160 Catholic University nursing students over the next five years.

Columbus School of Law with cherry blossoms

Columbus School of Law$4.25 million gift received

Gift establishes project to study U.S. Constitution and Catholic intellectual tradition

Mike and Liz Ortner

Mike and Liz, M.S. 2000, OrtnerRenewing Catholic K-12 education

A generous pledge from the Ortner Family Foundation supports classical, authentically Catholic education.

Pope Leo XIII Bobblehead

Founders Day 2021Thank you!

Thanks to our generous community of donors, Founders Day 2021 was an incredible success.

Diagonal lines

Latin for grateful, thankfulGratus 2021

On Tuesday, March 23, we held a 30-minute, virtual event in celebration of Catholic University's friends and benefactors. See the impact they've had in the past year.

Rendering of the new nursing building

Clark Construction GroupSelected to build new nursing school

Clark Construction Group has been selected to construct the new nursing and sciences building, the future home of the University’s Conway School of Nursing.

Archbishop Gregory blesses Angels Unawares

Journey to Catholic University"Angels Unawares"

An anonymous patron and Canadian artist Schmalz gifted a new sculpture — based on Hebrews 13:2: “Be welcoming to strangers, many have entertained angels unawares.” — to The Catholic University of America.

Daniel Anderl

Alumni propose a new scholarshipHonoring Daniel Anderl

Help to create an endowed scholarship in Daniel's memory.

Ellen and Vinny Sica

St. Thomas Aquinas SocietySica Family bequeaths $5M to University

Vinny, B.M.E. 1983, and Ellen Sica support the School of Engineering and the Cardinal Athletics football program.

Mariann and Andy Youniss

Transformative gift from theYouniss Family supports Cardinal Lacrosse

The Cardinal men's and women's lacrosse teams will return to the field stronger than ever thanks to a generous gift from Andy, B.S. 1983, and Mariann Youniss. 

Redline A Cappella

2019-2020Report to Donors

Thank you for making Fiscal Year 2020 the best year of fundraising in the history of the University.

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Our Latest Stories
Msgr. Trisco pledges $650,000 to Libraries and Church History
May 13, 2021
In December 2020, Msgr. Robert Trisco, professor emeritus of Church History, pledged $650,000 in support of the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library and the study of his discipline at Catholic University.
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Light the Way Campaign Update: A Strong Finish to the Fiscal Year
May 10, 2021
While the past year was extremely challenging for the University in many ways, thanks to our dedicated community of alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends, Catholic University was able to surpass its fundraising goals. During the fiscal year that ended on April 30, we received $70.24 million in gifts and pledges, well exceeding our goal of $50 million.
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Mind, body, and spirit: Success for the whole student
May 07, 2021
Catholic University is dedicated to the formation of the whole student: mind, body, and spirit. In the past year, we received gifts and pledges toward student scholarships (mind), athletics (body), and the renovation of Caldwell Chapel (spirit).
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National Tour of "Angels Unawares"

Before being installed permanently on the campus of The Catholic University of America, Timothy Schmalz's "Angels Unawares" sculpture is on a national tour.

From April 9 to May 21, 2021, the sculpture is on display in New Orleans. View the sculpture in person at the front yard of Notre Dame Seminary.

Check back soon for future tour stops.

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