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Stories of Philanthropy
Founders Day 2020: Heroes amidst a global crisis
March 25, 2020

We have decided to celebrate the anniversary of Catholic University's founding differently this year. Since we launched The Founders Day Giving Challenge in 2017, we've been touched by the enthusiasm and pride that our community members have brought to the challenge annually.

But given the

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Bill and Joanne Conway give Catholic University an additional $20 million
March 16, 2020
An additional $20 million commitment to Catholic University from Bill and Joanne Conway will speed the construction of a new nursing and sciences building on campus. “Given everything that is going on in our world — especially with situations like the COVID-19 pandemic — we will need as many well-trained, compassionate health care professionals as we can get to address the increasingly complex health challenges. We are so pleased to be making this investment in our country's healthcare readiness.” — Bill Conway
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Events postponed or cancelled through May 14
Updated on March 26
March 12, 2020

Due to concerns about COVID-19 caused by the coronavirus, The Division of University Advancement at The Catholic University of America has made the decision to cancel or indefinitely postpone in-person events sponsored by University Advancement and the Alumni Association — including some school-based events which we

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Winners of the Inaugural Reunion Cup Challenge
January 28, 2020

We thank the ten reunion classes of 2019 for giving back to Catholic University. All combined, the reunion classes raised nearly $2 million for the University, providing generous support for schools, departments, programs, and scholarships.

Although reunion classes have always engaged in friendly competition, the reunion

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New Dining Commons
January 28, 2020

On December 9, Catholic University broke ground for a new dining commons on the site previously occupied by Magner Hall.

“It will double the size of our dining facilities,” said President John Garvey, adding “It will provide a beautiful and spacious environment for the Cardinal

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Send-off parties welcome new students
November 26, 2019

Over the summer, new Cardinals and their parents had a chance to become acquainted with Catholic University through summer send-off parties held around the country. Twelve were held this year in Charlotte, N.C.; Yardley and West Chester, Pa.; Melrose, Mass.; Washington, D.C.; Oxon Hill and

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Unprecedented support for Cardinal Athletics
November 13, 2019

Compared to last year, the Cardinal Athletics Giving Challenge tripled the number of donors. This year, the top two teams attracted more donors than all 23 teams did last year.

Thanks to the generosity of supporters, Cardinal Athletics raised $163,539 during the challenge.

This support

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Gratitude and admiration from Andrew and Ashley Schade
November 12, 2019

Now that Andrew and Ashley Schade, both B.A. 2010, live in Louisiana, they don’t have the opportunity to visit campus as often as they would like. Inspired by fond memories of their four years on campus, however, they stay involved from a distance by

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School of Theology and Religious Studies installs Carmelite Professor
November 12, 2019

Rev. Steven L. Payne, O.C.D., Ph.D. 2000, was installed on October 15, 2019, as the Carmelite Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary Endowed Professor during a ceremony held in McMahon Hall.

The Carmelite chair is one of two that have been committed

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Family Weekend 2019: Experience the fun
October 28, 2019

Smiles, hugs, laughter, and stories: During Family Weekend 2019, we saw firsthand the love that parents and families share with their students. We are proud of The Catholic University of America community, and we are grateful that parents take an active role in supporting

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Lisa Crooks, B.A. 1993: Continuing the University's tradition of excellence
October 17, 2019

Lisa Crooks, B.A. 1993, “pays it forward” through philanthropic support of Catholic University as a way to show her gratitude for a phenomenal educational experience.

Studying Latin and Classical Humanities was only a part of Crooks’ Catholic University experience. She also fondly remembers her

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Alumni, parents, and faculty help Washington Nationals win pennant!
October 16, 2019

The Washington Nationals have won the National League pennant and are heading to the World Series! By now, you know the heartbreak the city felt when Bryce Harper left the team; you’ve celebrated Ryan Zimmerman’s 15-season commitment to the young Nationals franchise; and you’ve cheered

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University launches Light the Way: The Campaign for Catholic University
October 07, 2019

During a multi-day celebration at the end of September, Catholic University publicly launched its most ambitious campaign in its 132-year history: Light the Way: The Campaign for Catholic University.

Initiated in 2015, the Campaign will run until 2022. Its priorities are organized under imperatives

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Anna Mohler, B.A. 2017, shares a best-kept secret
Young alumna gives back to Catholic University
August 29, 2019
Anna Mohler, B.A. 2017, fondly remembers the opportunities that she was given at The Catholic University of America. Now a second-grade teacher in Virginia, Mohler majored in elementary education and minored in theology, areas of study she feels prepared her well for both her career and life.
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Connected through service: Kevin Walsh, B.A. 1985
Alumni Board of Governors member remains committed to alma mater
August 23, 2019
After moving back to New Jersey in 2003, Kevin Walsh, B.A. 1985, wanted to reconnect to his alma mater. When an opportunity to join the Catholic University Alumni Association Board of Governors presented itself, he thought it was a perfect avenue to impact the future of the University.
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Cardinal Fest 2019
Kicking off Cardinal Weekend with style!
July 31, 2019
This year, we're launching Cardinal Weekend with a bang! The University will open its doors to alumni and the surrounding community for an interactive showcase of the great work that happens every day on campus. On Friday, September 27, 2019, celebrate the schools, programs, activities, and teams of Catholic University.
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Supporting graduate scholarships
Hollee Hitchcock Becker
July 19, 2019
Making the decision to give toward graduate scholarships for Master of Architecture students was simple for Hollee Hitchcock Becker, associate professor and associate dean for graduate studies for the School of Architecture and Planning.
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Renaming the School of Nursing in honor of Bill and Joanne Conway
June 05, 2019
When Catholic University Trustee Bill Conway addressed the hundreds of donors and scholarship students gathered at the University’s annual Scholarship Dinner event in December 2017 during his keynote, he said “If you get sick, I guarantee you want a competent and compassionate Catholic University nurse to take care of you.”
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School of Architecture and Planning celebrates alumni success
Gathers in Las Vegas
June 03, 2019
In recent months, the School of Architecture and Planning invited a number of distinguished alumni to return to campus and speak about their careers as part of the inaugural Architecture and Planning Alumni Lecture Series.
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Msgr. John Wippel
Sharing his blessings
May 29, 2019
Monsignor John Wippel, B.A. 1955, M.A. 1956, S.T.L. 1960, the Theodore Basselin Professor of Philosophy, has spent many years at Catholic University as a student, professor, and administrator. Through a planned gift he will continue to contribute to the success of the University and its School of Philosophy for many years to come.
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