Welcome to 2020 at The Catholic University of America, a year of incredible challenges that have exposed our community's fortitude, resilience, and generosity.

Six months after publicly launching the University's first-ever comprehensive campaign, Catholic University closed residence halls and moved classes online to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our community came together to support students who faced financial hardship due to the loss of jobs, family health problems, or displacement.

In this hour-long special, we shared how Catholic University was navigating this singular moment in its 133-year history. Experience the heartbreak; applaud the ingenuity; celebrate the triumphs; and feel the Cardinal pride. Hear Catholic University's story of 2020 as told by faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends.

About the webcast

This was an event unlike any we've hosted before, created for a time unlike any we'd ever experienced.

This special online event was hosted by Rosanna Scotto, B.F.A. 1980, co-anchor of WNYW Fox5's Good Day New York. Hear directly from some of the University members at the center of this moment: students who have been affected, University officials who have made the hard decisions, and parents and alumni who have supported fellow Cardinals.

Also, the evening featured the follow-up to our Light the Way video and performances by students and Broadway-performing alumni.

But this event was about more than what the University has been through. It was also about what we're moving toward.

Published on: Thursday, December 10, 2020

Tags: Light the Way Crisis Response Fund, Campaign Updates