With the 1887 Society, we welcome a new and powerful tradition to recognize annual fund donors at The Catholic University of America! Leadership annual donors — 1887 Society members — provide much-needed support to enhance the student experience and drive the mission of the University forward.

All members leave a remarkable impact on students and enjoy a variety of benefits and behind-the-scenes access to the University.

You make a difference

Contributions from Society members represent nearly half of the annual revenue for The Fund for Catholic University. These gifts provide flexible resources to support the immediate needs of the University.

“Helping deserving young men and women achieve their dream of a college education is a mission for our family. This investment in young adults has rewarded us with a deep sense of satisfaction as we witness their personal growth and see their dreams being realized. Now, given the extra burdens placed on students and their families, we feel an increased urgency to help in any way we can.”

Eileen and Jim Rullo, P ’20, 1887 Society co-chairs

Funding is essential and most recently has…

  • Supported scholarships: Additional support has been provided to students in need
  • Eliminated fees: The undergraduate application fee has been eliminated, which has increased access to a Catholic University education and helped the University attract the best and brightest minds
  • Invested in the academic and career support: The Center for Academic and Career Success has been able to hire three additional full-time academic advisors and a dedicated graduate and alumni career advisor
  • Enhanced veteran and military support: The Veterans Initiative has been made a reality, enhancing support for students who are veterans or active-duty military
  • Improved academics and athletics: Students have enjoyed improvements to academic and athletic programs

Join the community

Take your place among Catholic University’s philanthropic leaders by making an annual fund gift at one of the following levels:

  • Fellow: $20,000
  • Associate: $10,000
  • Member: $5,000
  • Young Alumni Leader: $2,500*
    *Graduates of the last 10 years

Enroll today by making your contribution!

From June 4 to 6, 2021, our community gathered in Washington, D.C., for the inaugural 1887 Society Weekend. We invite everyone in the 1887 Society to join us for this new, annual event.

In Gratitude of the 1887 Society

* Indicates gift is part of a larger contribution to the University within the recognition period

Fellows

  • Anonymous
  • Stephen Brophy, P ’15, and Janceece Brophy, P ’15
  • Ann M. Laughlin Carey, M.S.N. ’62, and Harold Carey
  • Ann S. Corkery, Esquire, J.D. ’86, and Neil A. Corkery
  • Daniel T. Flatley
  • James Moye, B.A. ’79, and Jeanne Olore Moye, B.S. ’80*
  • W. Timothy Pohl, Esquire, B.S. ’76
  • Andrew T. Reger, B.A. ’99, and Brooke M. Reger, B.A. ’01
  • James A. Rullo, P ’20, and Eileen M. Rullo, P ’20, 1887 Society co-chairs
  • Timothy Charles Scheve, B.A. ’80, and Ann A. Scheve*
  • Brian Walsh, P ’20, and Deborah Walsh, P ’20

Associates

  • Anonymous
  • Carmen M. Bishop
  • James P. Broom, P ’22, P ’25, and Kristen M. Broom, P ’22, P ’25
  • Christopher Cheever, M.A. ’10
  • Peter H. Coors and Marilyn E. Coors
  • Jon W. Ellwanger, B.A. ’90, and Jennifer K. Ellwanger, B.A. ’90
  • Kieran Fallon, P ’22, and Katie Fallon, P ’22
  • Mark Ferguson, AIA
  • Lisa M. Landry, P ’22, ’23
  • Harry D. Ludeman, B.E.E. ’53, and Helen D. Ludeman
  • Raymond G. Ludwig, B.A. ’83, and Phyllis A. Ludwig, B.A. ’84
  • Brian Mahoubi, P ’21, and Christina Mahoubi, P ’21
  • Sandra Andreas McMurtie
  • Stephen Meyer, P ’21, and Sheila Meyer, P ’21
  • Patrick T. O’Leary, M.D., B.S. ’98, and Minna Jinn O’Leary
  • James W. Phillips, B.M.E. ’64, and Constance R. Phillips, B.A. ’64
  • Neil J. Rauenhorst, B.Arch. ’76, and Becky Rauenhorst
  • Jack Sobociniski, P ’80, and Carolyn J. Sobociniski, P ’80
  • Julia Tiufekchiev, P ’22, and Michael Tiufekchiev, P ’22
  • Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron, D.D., M.A. ’83, Ph.D. ’86
  • Colleen Griffin Wagner, P ’20
  • Frank G. Wilson, B.C.E. ’71, and Mary H. Novak, B.A. ’74

Members

  • Anonymous
  • Charles S. Abell
  • Barney J. Agugliaro, P ’23, and Jeannine M. Agugliaro, P ’23
  • Thomas J. Alrutz, B.A. ’66, M.S.L.S. ’72
  • Thomas H. Arendt, M.Ch.E. ’79
  • The Honorable Madeleine K. Albright
  • Stephen F. Auth
  • Robert Bisienere, P ’23, and Maribeth Bisienere, P ’23
  • Linda McDonald Budney, B.A. ’69, J.C.L. ’97
  • Mary Ellen Bork, M.A. ’80
  • John Donald Cahill, M.D., B.A. ’84
  • David L. Cavanaugh, J.C.L. ’16, and Mary Riely
  • Joseph S. Ceo, D.M.A. ’76
  • Badrul Chowdhury, P ’25, and Marium Parveen, P ’25
  • Richard T. Close, Ph.D. ’67, and Barbara Close
  • Catherine Ecock Connelly, B.S.N. ’64, Ph.D. ’79
  • John J. Convey, Jr., P ’05, and Shelly A. Convey, P ’05
  • John F. Coogan, B.A. ’85, M.S.L.S. ’00
  • Angela Cortesio, P ’24
  • David L. Danner, Ph.D. ’82, and Pamela B. Danner
  • Sheila Lee Davies, M Arch. ’10
  • Michael F. Devereaux, B.A. ’89
  • Robin Diaz, P ’22, and Andrew Diaz, P ’22
  • Orlando Diaz-Azcuy, B.Arch. ’63
  • Donald Dion, P ’20, and Cathryn Morton, P ’20*
  • J. Christopher Donahue and Ann C. Donahue
  • John C. Edwards, B.A. ’63, M.S. ’65, Ph.D. ’68
  • Frederick R. Favo, B.Arch.E. ’55, P ’84, ’86, ’93
  • John P. Fisher, B.A. ’67, and Joy Sedo Fisher, B.A. ’67
  • John-Paul Flaim
  • Scott N. Flesch, Esquire, B.A. ’94, J.D. ’97, and Amy B. Flesch
  • James M. Gaudin, M.S.W ’65, and Elaine Kaminski Gaudin, B.S.N. ’63
  • Roberta Bretthauer Gill, B.S.N. ’63, P ’94
  • Terence Halloran, P ’20, and Amy Halloran, P ’20
  • Gregory Hanley, P ’17, and Sarita Hanley, P ’17
  • Gerald Hattrup and Julie Hattrup
  • James Hefelfinger, P ’08, and Patricia W. Hefelfinger, P ’08
  • Gerald L. Hoefler, Esquire, M.E.E. ’67, J.D. ’76, P ’89, and Patricia A. Hoefler, M.S.N. ’65, P ’89
  • Margaret C. Ives, Esquire, M.S.W. ’76
  • Thomas Edward Ives, B.A.G.S. ’04
  • Brian Jeffrey, P ’24, and Juli Jeffrey, P ’24
  • Mark P. Kelly, Ph.D., B.A. ’72
  • Scott Knepper, P ’24, and Renee Knepper, P ’24
  • Todd Long, P ’23, and Katie Long, P ’23
  • Michael T. Lyons, B.S. Chem.E. ’56
  • Michael J. Mascolo, P ’16, ’20, and Rebecca Mascolo, P ’16, ’20
  • Karen Mastrantoni, P ’22, and Mario Mastrantoni, P ’22
  • Rev. Frank J. Matera
  • Richard M. McConnell
  • Michael F. McGrath, B.S. ’70, M.S. ’72, and Sarah S. McGrath, M.S.L.S ’73
  • William McGurn, P ’25, and Julie McGurn, P ’25
  • Kevin McNamara, P ’11, ’13, and Melanie K. McNamara, P ’11, ’13
  • William J. McNamara, P ’24, and Mary C. McNamara, P ’24
  • Elizabeth R. Merriman, B.A. ’78, and Michael J. Merriman, Jr.
  • Mark A. Murray and Elizabeth C. Murray
  • Charlie Nguyen
  • Patrick F. Noonan, M.C.R.P. ’67, and Nancy P. Noonan
  • John J. O’Hare, M.A. ’52, Ph.D. ’58
  • Patricia Piche O’Hare, B.S.N. ’65
  • Brian A. O’Leary, B.S. ’03
  • Kevin J. O’Leary, B.C.E. ’99, and Ellen M. O’Leary, B.A. ’99
  • Colleen V. O’Neill, B.A. ’92, and Brian M. O’Neill
  • Peter T. Manzi, B.A.G.S. ’89, and Brenda L. Manzi
  • Devin P. Marino, B.S.B.A. ’10
  • Christopher J. Muha, B.S.B.A. ’10, and Caitlyn Muha
  • Mary Jo Grote Parrino, B.A. ’83, and Richard J. Parrino
  • Kevin P. Phelan, B.A. ’73, and Marianne E. Phelan
  • Stephen F. Phillips, P ’23, and Tracy M. Phillips, P ’23
  • Joan Yeager Polking, B.S.N. ’68, P ’95, and Paul J. Polking, P ’95
  • Mary C. Reardon, P ’21, and Randal E. Reardon, P ’21*
  • Patrick Reger, P ’19, and Jean Reger, P’19
  • Scott Rembold and Elizabeth C. Rembold 
  • Karen C. Ridenour, M.S.N. ’72
  • John Robben, P ’ 20, P ’22, P ’25, and Cathy Robben, P ’20, P ’22, P ’25
  • Andrea Roesser, P ’22, and Henry Roesser, P ’22
  • Sandra A. Rogers, P ’23, and Brian G. Rogers, P ’23
  • Maria Rousseau, P ’22, and Steve Rousseau, P ’22
  • Peter T. Ryan, B.S. ’83, and Danielle Jean Gallo, B.A. ’84
  • Elie E. Saad, M.S.E. ’83, Ph.D. ’88, P ’18, P ’20, and Michelle Albright Saad, B.A. ’84, P ’18, P’ 20
  • Marie R. Sarno, B.A. ’73, and Christopher DeVoe
  • Michael Regis Savage
  • Russell Scaramella, P ’25, and Lorianne Scaramella, P ’25
  • James E. Schreiber
  • Martin Semple, J.C.B. ’65, J.C.D. ’66
  • Dr. Sheila K. Shah, P ’24
  • Franklin M. Shannahan, B. Chem. ’50
  • Nancy Prior Shannon, B.A. ’61, P ’92, and Robert F. Shannon, P ’92
  • Breda Louise Shelton, B.A. ’80, P ’08, and George P. Shelton III, P ’08*
  • Joseph M. Skeffington, M.A. ’84, and Mary Elizabeth Kenel, Ph.D. ’76
  • Mark Snashall, P ’24, and Kathleen Snashall, P ’24
  • Judith H. Southard, B.S.N. ’64, M.S.N. ’79, and Leland W. Southard
  • Kim Sperduto, P ’22, and Marsha Pearcy Sperduto, P ’22
  • Anna M. Spiak, B.A. ’65, and Joseph A. Spiak
  • Marvin E. Spychaj
  • Marian Ulincy Starr, M.S.L.S. ’77, and Samuel P. Starr
  • Joan M. Strishock, B.A. ’52, and Daniel W. Strishock
  • Matthew J. Turk, M.A. ’82, and Sheryl K. Turk
  • Charles Van Horn, P ’24, and Christy A. Van Horn, B.A. ’92, P ’24
  • Norbert G. Vogl, Jr. and Joan E. Vogl
  • Margaret H. Walsh, B.M. ’96, and Daniel B. Regan
  • Larry R. Walz, B.A. ’63, and Margaret L. Walz
  • Robert W. Weaver, P ’22, and Sharon R. Weaver, P ’22
  • Robert Weber, P ’19, and Patricia Weber, P ’19

Young Alumni Leader

  • Christopher Pierno, B.A. ’11, M.S.M. ’17, and Kristina M. Kirby, B.A. ’14

Boards of Visitors

We are grateful to the following members of our school-based and Athletics boards of visitors for their dedication and support of annual funds across campus.

  • Frederick L. Ahearn, Jr., D.S.W., M.S.W. ’61, and Eileen M. Ahearn
  • Sheila Bechert
  • Charles H. Bond, P ’17, and Kathleen M. Bond, P ’17
  • Elizabeth Bryant
  • Timothy R. Busch, Esquire, and Stephan Lynn Busch
  • W. Joseph Carlin
  • Most Reverend James F. Checchio
  • John Michael Clerici, Esquire, B.A. ’92, and Karen S. Clerici
  • Mary Riggs Cohen, PhD, M.A. ’84, Ph.D. ’90, and Marvin B. Cohen, M.D.
  • Tom and Elvira Espinoza
  • Peter C. Forlenza, B.A. ’88, and Ellen M. Forlenza, B.A. ’88
  • Michael John Fortunato, Esquire, B.A. ’87, J.D. ’90, and Carol A. Fortunato
  • Michael P. Gallagher, P ’18, and Maureen M. Gallagher, P ’18
  • Declan James Ganley
  • Brian Giessuebel, P ’23, and Frances Giessuebel, P ’23
  • Jason Gosselin, B.A. ’92, P ’ 20, and Nancy A. Gosselin, B.A. ’93, P ’ 20
  • F. Duffy Hanna, B.A. ’97, and Dana E. Hanna, B.A. ’97
  • James R. Hays, Esquire, B.A. ’82, and Caroline D. Hays
  • William Ernest Hereford III, B.S.Arch. ’98, M.Arch. ’98
  • Grace P. Hobelman
  • Gregory Hoss, AIA, B.Arch. ’91, B.C.E. ’91 and Lars Etzkorn
  • Claire L. Huang and Mark B. Wildermuth
  • Judy and Hugo Kostelni
  • Chris Lagan and Rebecca Lagan
  • Lyra and Emmanuel Marceda
  • Thomas E. Maslen, M.D., B.C.E. ’82, and Carrie Jean Maslen, B.M.E. ’82
  • Denis J. McFarlane, B.S. ’90, and Kathleen McFarlane
  • Stephen E. Means and Maryanne G. Means
  • Michael Murphy, P ’18, and Sherry Murphy, P ’18
  • Richard G. Napoli, P ’08, ’09, ’12, and Janet Moran Napoli, P ’08, ’09, ’12
  • William M. Noonan, B.A. ’91, P ’21, and Coleen Noonan, P ’21
  • Michael J. Ortner and Elizabeth R. Ortner, M.S. ’00
  • Christopher P. Pagliaro, B.S. ’87, P, and Dorothy DuPree Pagliaro, CPA, B.S. ’86, P
  • Rev. Msgr. Robert L. Panke, B.A. ’89
  • Anne S. Pierce, M.S.F.M. ’16
  • Peter J. Rex
  • Joseph W. Rich, P ’20, and Christine Rich, P ’20
  • James A. Rienzo, B.A.G.S. ’83, and Sally Rienzo
  • Molly Murray Ruppert, B.A. ’59, (P), and Raymond R. Ruppert Jr., (P)
  • Kevin M. Ryan, B.A. ’89, and Clare E. Ryan, B.A. ’88
  • Reverend Paul D. Scalia
  • Christine Scott, P ’22, and Randall Scott, P ’22*
  • Juan P. Segura
  • Angela Shibetti-Swift, B.A. ’86, B.S. ’86, and Steven D. Swift
  • Andy and Cherly Szocs
  • Nicholas Tenaglia and Tammy Tenaglia
  • Anthony Traviesa, P ’22, and Andreina Traviesa, P ’22
  • Daniel Veres, P ’17, and Elizabeth Veres, P ’17
  • Kyle H. Webb, AIA, B.S. Arch. ’90

Board of Trustees

We specially thank the following members of the Board of Trustees and their spouses for their annual leadership support of The Fund for Catholic University and various other annual funds across the university.

  • Anonymous (2)
  • Lawrence J. Blanford and Lynn M. Blanford 
  • Lee Ann Joiner Brady, B.A. ’78, and Kevin F. Brady
  • Joseph L. Carlini, B.M.E. ’84, P ’21, and Christine M. Carlini, B.S.E. ’86, P ’21*
  • Lance Casimir, Ph.B. ’17
  • William E. Conway, Jr. and Joanne Conway*
  • His Eminence Daniel N. DiNardo, D.D., B.A. ’71, M.A. ’74
  • His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, M.A. ’81, Ph.D. ’85*
  • Jay Ferriero and Lyn Ferriero*
  • Most Reverend Jose H. Gomez
  • Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory, S.L.D.
  • Frank J. Hanna, III and Sally R. Hanna
  • Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D.
  • Most Reverend William E. Lori, S.T.D., S.T.D. ’82
  • William P. McInerney, B.A. ’77, and Maryrose H. McInerney, Ph.D., CCC-A, B.A. ’78*
  • J. Paul McNamara
  • Elizabeth B. Meers, Esquire
  • Gerard E. Mitchell and Germana Mitchell
  • Anne E. O’Donnell, B.A. ’78
  • E. Jeffrey Rossi, Esquire, B.A. ’75, J.D. ’78, and Carol A. Rossi, B.S.N. ’75
  • Vincent N. Sica, B.M.E. ’83, and Ellen M. Sica*
  • Victor P. Smith, Esquire, J.D. ’96 and Kathleen A. Smith
  • His Eminence Joseph William Tobin, C. Ss. R.
  • Christopher M. Veno, B.A.G.S. ’86, and Margaret Murphy Veno