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Stories of Philanthropy
Students create bonds with 1887 Society members
September 13, 2021
With the Cardinal Connections program, members of the Student Philanthropy Council (SPC) are matched with mentors in the 1887 Society with the goal of providing career advice and guidance to current students.
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Starting the academic year: Mass of the Holy Spirit
September 02, 2021
On September 2, the University community gathers to celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit with His Eminence, Wilton Cardinal Gregory, archbishop of Washington and chancellor of Catholic University.
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CatholicU in Minneapolis for "Angels Unawares"
August 18, 2021
On Friday, August 13, we celebrated with members of the CatholicU community in the Minneapolis region.
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Calm waters ahead: The Assumption of Mary
August 15, 2021
God is always with us and hears our prayers, even throughout the stormy seas of life. All of us experience these rough waters, maybe with our physical health, or within our family, our career, or in our friendships.
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Ascension Dedicates $3M to Expand CatholicU’s Online Nursing Programs
July 15, 2021
Ascension has pledged $3 million to support a new online Acute Care Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Program within the Conway School of Nursing at the Catholic University of America.
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Conway School of Nursing Receives the Campaign Cup
July 15, 2021

In May, the Campaign Cup was awarded to Patricia McMullen, dean of the Conway School of Nursing, by University President John Garvey, Vice President for University Advancement Scott Rembold, and Jo Ann Regan, dean of the National Catholic School of

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A smashing success: University's inaugural 1887 Society Weekend
June 30, 2021

From June 4–6, more than 150 members of the Catholic University community gathered in the heart of the nation's capital to celebrate the inaugural 1887 Society Weekend. This experiential weekend of fun and fellowship recognized this dedicated group of donors who have consistently supported the

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Lighting the way in Philadelphia
June 21, 2021
On Sunday, June 20, we held our first event in the Philadelphia region since the start of the pandemic. We thank everyone who joined us in person on Father's Day. It was a pleasure to see you again!
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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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