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

Every year in early April, we gamify philanthropic support with a series of time-sensitive giving challenges. 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. As part of a community, you can help your favorite department, school, athletic team, or student organization unlock generously donated challenge prizes.

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

Become a social media ambassador

We seek social media ambassadors who will support our efforts to advance Catholic University. Most prominently, we ask our ambassadors to promote The Founders Day Giving Challenge.

In advance of the challenge, we’ll send you free swag and talking points. You’ll encourage your social circles to join you in supporting Catholic University with a gift.

Our ambassadors are creative, persuasive, and persistent. Take a moment to sign up now!

Become a challenge donor

Most of the fun of The Founders Day Giving Challenge comes from donors who contribute large challenge gifts that need to be unlocked. We’d love to talk with you about how your gift could be leveraged into a challenge gift. Please contact the Office of Annual Giving at 202-319-6927 or giving2cua [at] cua.edu if you’re interested in discussing how to become a challenge donor!