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Stories of Philanthropy
Class of 2020 Impact Scholarship: A dream becomes a reality
June 24, 2020

The Class of 2020 wanted to approach the tradition of the senior class gift in a different way. When considering their options, the students said they wanted to feel they were making a specific impact on Catholic University — and so they chose to raise

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Welcome our new executive director of Alumni Engagement
June 18, 2020

On June 15, Catholic University welcomed Chris Johnson as the new Executive Director of Alumni Engagement.
Chris brings more than a decade of alumni relations experience to our team. He spent the past five years with the University of Maryland Alumni Association. He started

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First endowed coaching position announced at Catholic University
June 17, 2020
Last month, the family of former Catholic University coach Jamie L. Roberts pledged $1 million to endow a women’s basketball assistant coaching position, the first of its kind at the University. The Jamie L. Roberts Endowed Assistant Coach Fund will honor the lasting impact Jamie Roberts made on the University’s athletics program.
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Alumni Board of Governors on racial discrimination and society
June 15, 2020
A message to alumni from the Board of Governors: Equal respect for all human beings is a hallmark of our Catholic institution, education, and traditions. We as an alumni body strive to protect and defend the equality of persons and the protection of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. There is no place in our country for racial discrimination.
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University Advancement helps light the National Shrine blue
May 08, 2020

This week, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and The Catholic University of America partnered to illuminate the Shrine exterior as part of the “Light it Blue” campaign, a nationwide movement saluting doctors, nurses, and other frontline workers serving during the

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Student Philanthropy Council hosts virtual events for students
April 23, 2020

The Student Philanthropic Council (SPC) announces two weeks of virtual events for students to end the 2019-2020 academic year. Some are serious, and some are silly. But all of them will keep students connected to the Catholic University community so they can finish the year

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Have a blessed Easter
April 10, 2020

Over these past weeks, many people have expressed their heartache over not being able to participate in person at Mass and receive the Eucharist. This lament is uttered not just by those who participate in Mass regularly but also by Catholics whose attendance is less

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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
Inspired by fond memories of their four years on campus, Andrew and Ashley Schade, both B.A. 2010, stay involved from a distance by making Catholic University one of their philanthropic priorities.
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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.
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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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