Hot on the heels of the public launch of Light the Way: The Campaign for Catholic University, we present Naming Rights for the Rest of Us, an opportunity for the everyman (and everywoman) with grand ambitions!

Right now, you may not be ready to make the kind of gift that would put your name on a building, plaza, study space, or even a library carrel. But with Naming Rights for the Rest of Us, you (Yes, you!) have the chance to bask in the glory of a named gift.

By making a gift to The Fund for Catholic University, you could add your name to the most famous — or infamous — campus places, aspects, or concepts. (We'll call them "places" for the sake of simplicity.)

  • That parking ticket that appears even when you just ran inside to grab your mail? Name it!
  • That campus map that stands alone in a traffic island outside Crough? Name it!
  • That very public basketball court in CV where everyone saw you airball a three-pointer? Name it!

These places need some love and attention; you need your name to be publicly lauded; and The Fund for Catholic University needs your support to make upgrades and improvements to even the most "special" aspects of campus.

Before the end of Giving Tuesday (December 3, 2019), make a gift to The Fund for Catholic University and use the special link on the confirmation page to indicate which unnamed place you want to name. You have the opportunity for your name — and an overlooked part of campus — to be given the glory it deserves!

Frequently asked questions

Wait, what?

Sure, you could say that we're holding a ticker tape parade for an inanimate carbon rod. But work with us here: Let's shower some attention on you and some of the everyday aspects of life that we rely on.

We think of The Fund for Catholic University as the patron saint of the (sometimes) overlooked and underappreciated. Although unexciting, this fund is vital: It provides unrestricted operational support to the entire University.

Likewise, your gift is vital. No matter the amount, your gift to The Fund for Catholic University makes a difference.

How does this work?

From the second week of November through the end of Giving Tuesday (December 3, 2019), we'll select winning donors.

We thank you for indulging in this bit of irreverent hijinks, and we apologize in advance if your name isn't selected. We're grateful for your support of Catholic University.

I couldn't possibly put my name on ____!

It doesn't have to be your name! If you want to name it for someone else, be sure to tell us who you're honoring in the naming rights form. (Find the link to the form in the gift confirmation page.)

But, really, my name can go on ____?

When you make a gift to The Fund for Catholic University, tell us what you want to name in the naming rights form. (Find the link to the form in the gift confirmation page.) If you're chosen as a winner, we'll snap a photo and put your name on it.

Technically, your name will only be on the photo, and after December 3, 2019, we'll bring this program to a close. But you'll have your bragging rights for as long as the photo stays on the Internet, which is, basically, forever, right?

So if there's an unnamed part of campus that appeals to you, put your name on it.

Don't be mad once you see that he want it / If you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it

Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Named places
People holding a Radman Hill banner
Radman Hill
Named by Patrick Dwyer, B.S.B.A. 2007, in honor of a friend who took a nosedive down the entire length of the hill between CV and the Pryz. Patrick assures us that Radman was fine and stresses, "It was a purely comedic moment."
Name these places

This is not an exhaustive list of places you can name. Feel free to name a place that is meaningful to you, and if your name is chosen, we'll do our best to get a photo. (Use the "Other" field on the form.)