Celebrate the founding of The Catholic University of America by participating in our annual day of giving!

Every year in early April, we come together as a community to make a difference for our University and celebrate the day CatholicU was founded, April 10, 1887, by conducting an annual giving challenge. By presenting shared goals and stimulating friendly rivalries, we foster a communal sense of Cardinal pride.

As an individual, you can vie for glory on social media and garner support for your alma mater. Dive into the challenge and help your favorite department, school, athletic team, or student organization win great prizes from generous donors!  

No matter the size of your gift, you make The Founders Day Giving Challenge successful just by participating. Get started today!

Become a social media ambassador

Inspire fellow alumni, parents, and others to support our efforts to advance Catholic University by promoting The Founders Day Giving Challenge on your social media platforms. Share why you are supporting on April 10, 2024 using the hashtag #CUFoundersDay.

As an ambassador, you will receive talking points and instructions on how best to share on social media. And, you’ll help us spread the word and garner even more support for Catholic University!