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).

The Campaign Cup is a new honor at the University, awarded to individual schools that have surpassed their overall fundraising goals for Light the Way: The Campaign for Catholic University. On April 29, NCSSS became the second to meet its goal, with a current total of $4.5 million. That includes a five-year, $3.2 million grant the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded to NCSSS last June under the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program.

“It is exciting that NCSSS has met its Campaign goal, but it is especially gratifying to see the impact of these funds on our students' development as professional social workers. This year, we were able to award numerous scholarships to support students who desire to improve the quality of and access to social services in underserved communities.”

—Jo Ann Regan, dean of NCSSS

The cup will remain with NCSSS until the next school meets its Campaign goal, at which time Dean Regan will join University leaders in presenting the cup to that dean.

“For more than 100 years, NCSSS has been preparing students to go forth and reach the marginalized,” said Dean Regan. “I look forward to building on this fundraising momentum so we can continue to grow the program in order to increase the number of well-trained, high-quality, diverse, and compassionate social workers to meet the current and emerging needs of communities.”