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Stories of Philanthropy
Security incident: Blackbaud 2020
August 28, 2020

The Catholic University of America takes the protection and proper use of donor information seriously, and so we believe it important to notify you of a data security incident that affects some members of our University donor community.

In late July, the University received notice

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Campaign impact report: 2015-2020
August 25, 2020
When sketching out Light the Way: The Campaign for Catholic University, we planned for the unexpected. We anticipated gifts that would affect the University in ways we couldn’t predict, but we also budgeted for a possible economic downturn. What we didn’t envision was that both scenarios would play out at the same time.
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Meet the new dean: School of Architecture and Planning
August 24, 2020
We would like to introduce Mark Ferguson, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning, one of three new deans who started at Catholic University over the summer.
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Honoring Daniel Anderl
August 17, 2020

The Catholic University community mourns the tragic death of Daniel Anderl, a member of the class of 2022, who was killed on July 19, 2020. Daniel was a bright light on campus, beloved by both his friends and teachers, who planned to pursue a career

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Cardinal Weekend 2020 goes virtual
August 05, 2020

After surveying alumni and tracking the status of the health crisis, we have decided that Cardinal Weekend 2020 will be fully virtual. Although we are disappointed not to welcome you back to campus in person, we are excited by the possibilities of an all-online event

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More than $900,000 raised for pandemic-related assistance
July 28, 2020
Thank you for generously supporting Catholic University students who have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. To date, Catholic University has raised more than $900,000 through the Light the Way Crisis Response Fund. Additionally, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provided the University with more than $1 million to distribute to students.
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Master of Social Work scholarships funded by federal grant to NCSSS
July 02, 2020
On June 19, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded to Catholic University’s National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS) a five-year, $3.2 million grant under the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Program.
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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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Gratus 2020: Celebrating Our Friends and Benefactors
June 08, 2020
"This letter was intended to be the welcoming address at the first-ever Gratus dinner. Instead of gathering together in celebration of your generous support of Catholic University, we are hard at work responding to the unprecedented health crisis caused by the spread of the coronavirus."
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2019-2020 Report to Donors
June 05, 2020
"I’m proud of how we faced the challenges of this past spring together as a community. This next year is filled with more questions than answers, but we are grateful for the support and encouragement of our donor community to help us light the way."
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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.
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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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