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Stories of Philanthropy
NCSSS exceeds Campaign goal and earns the Campaign Cup
June 11, 2021

This May, University President John Garvey, Vice President for University Advancement Scott Rembold, and Stephen Payne, dean of the Columbus School of Law, presented the Campaign Cup to Jo Ann Regan, dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS)

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Jacqueline Mars pledges $1.25M for “Angels Unawares” plaza
June 01, 2021
Jacqueline Mars has made a gift of $1.25 million to help Catholic University create a fitting home for "Angels Unawares," the 3.5-ton, 20-foot-long sculpture designed by renowned artist Timothy Schmalz and gifted to the University in 2020 by an anonymous patron.
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2020-2021 Report to Donors
May 18, 2021
"While there were bumps along the way, we bested our fundraising goal for Fiscal Year 2021 by more than $20 million, with donors making gifts totaling more than $70.2 million."
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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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Susan B. Wessel installed as Moran Endowed Professor
May 06, 2021
On April 20, Susan Wessel, Ph.D., was installed as the first James H. and Mary F. Moran Endowed Professor in the Origins of Church Teachings. This endowed professorship was made possible through the generosity of Alice B. Moran, who made a bequest to the University through her estate. Watch highlights of the ceremony.
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Bill and Joanne Conway pledge additional $20M to CatholicU nursing students
May 05, 2021

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. With this most recent gift, Bill and Joanne’s transformational support of the Conway School of Nursing has

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Ortner family funds classical, authentically Catholic education
May 03, 2021
The University has also long held a special place in the hearts of Mike and Liz Ortner. As a reflection of that appreciation, they have made a generous pledge to Catholic University through their Ortner Family Foundation.
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Citizenship and the Future of American Democracy Post-January 6: American Impasse 4 of 4
April 28, 2021
On April 26, 2021, a panel convened by the School of Arts and Sciences looked forward from the January 6 assault and probed the status of citizenship in the shadow of the assault. It examined the ways in which January 6 may strengthen and weaken American democracy.
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The role of Civil War, Race, and Memory on the January 6 assault: American Impasse 3 of 4
April 28, 2021
On April 19, 2021, a panel convened by the School of Arts and Sciences discussed the role of race, history, and memory in the January 6 assault, emphasizing the use of Civil War symbolism during and after the event.
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Law School surpasses Campaign goal, becomes first to earn the Campaign Cup
April 26, 2021
On April 23, President John Garvey and Vice President for University Advancement Scott Rembold presented Stephen Payne, dean of the Columbus School of Law, with the Campaign Cup at the School’s Board of Visitors meeting. 
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Columbus School of Law receives $4.25 million gift
April 26, 2021

Made by an anonymous trust, the gift establishing the project is intended to create an intellectual center for the study of how the United States Constitution’s original, distinctly American vision of ensuring the protection and flourishing of the human person emulates important aspects of the

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A tribute to Frederick R. Favo, B.Arch.E. 1955
April 19, 2021

Fred Favo, B.Arch.E. 1955, P ’84, ’86, ’93, loved Catholic University. In this tribute video, Raney Favo Zatawski, B.A. 1993, and Frank Persico, B.A. 1974, M.A. 1976, reveal how Favo helped to shape both the Catholic University campus you see today and the

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Founders Day 2021: CatholicU has the best community!
April 19, 2021

Thanks to our generous community of donors, Founders Day 2021 was an incredible success. In celebration of Catholic University's founding, this community came together to make 1,059 gifts for a total of $313,443 in support of 80 different University programs.

We are so grateful to

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Immigrant Family Separation: Past and Present
April 14, 2021

On April 12, 2021, we partnered with Barry University on a panel discussion inspired by the recent visit of "Angels Unawares" to Miami.

The panelists examined the issue of family separation through the lens of Operation Pedro Pan, the airlift of Cuban children to the

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Caring for digital collections with Trevor Owens
April 13, 2021
Dr. Owens contends that the craft of digital preservation is the work of a futurist. We must look to the past trends in the ebb and flow of the development of digital media and hedge our bets on how digital technologies of the future will play out.
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The Political Causes of the January 6 Assault: American Impasse 2 of 4
April 13, 2021
On April 8, 2021, a panel convened by the School of Arts and Sciences looked at the ideological and political backdrop of the January 6 assault, its impact on American politics, and the overall stability of the two-party system.
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Research Day: An interview with the co-chairs
April 12, 2021
On April 15, 2021, the Catholic University will host its sixth annual Research Day. Maryrose McInerney, Ph.D., CCC-A, B.A. 1978, a member of the Research Day planning committee, interviews the co-chairs: Becky Robert, Anita Shagnea, and Xiaolong Luo.
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Cheers to 50 years: Larry Grassini, J.D. 1970, on law and wine
April 01, 2021
To honor his career and professional philosophy, Larry, J.D. 1970, and Sharon Grassini created an endowed scholarship for law students interested in public interest law with a focus on individual rights.
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