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Stories of Philanthropy
Meet the new dean: National Catholic School of Social Service
October 13, 2020
We would like to introduce Jo Ann Regan, dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service, one of three new deans who started at Catholic University over the summer. This interview was originally conducted for the 1887 Society's monthly newsletter.
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Sica Family Bequeaths $5 million to Catholic University
October 08, 2020
For the past 37 years, Vinny, B.M.E. 1983, and Ellen Sica have been dedicated supporters of Catholic University, generously sharing their time, talent, and treasure. This August, they strengthened their legacy by bequeathing $5 million to the University in support of the School of Engineering and the Cardinal football program.
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Meet Meghan Coyne, our Cardinal Weekend chef
October 05, 2020
After earning her B.A. in 2004, Megan Coyne received a certificate of culinary education from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City in 2005, and worked briefly in the Good Housekeeping test kitchen. But then she landed her dream job on an Emmy-winning daytime TV show.
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Youniss Family Makes Transformative Gift to Lacrosse
October 02, 2020
The Cardinal men's and women's lacrosse teams will return to the field stronger than ever thanks to a generous gift from Andy, B.S. 1983, and Mariann Youniss. The Youniss Family Endowed Lacrosse Fund will be split evenly between the two teams.
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“Angels Unawares” – Journey to Catholic University
September 30, 2020
“Angels Unawares,” was intricately sculpted and cast in four tons of bronze by Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz. An anonymous patron and Schmalz gifted the piece — based on Hebrews 13:2: “Be welcoming to strangers, many have entertained angels unawares.” — to The Catholic University of America.
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CUOnline: The 2020 White House Race and the Impact of the Electoral College
September 30, 2020

On September 30, 2020, we partnered with the School of Arts and Sciences to host a panel discussion. Thomas Smith, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, moderated a discussion among three expert faculty members on the role of the electoral college in this

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Livestream: Unveiling and Blessing of "Angels Unawares"
September 24, 2020
At 1 p.m. EDT on Sunday, September 27, 2020, join us here for a livestream of the unveiling of Angels Unawares, a new four-ton bronze sculpture on the campus of The Catholic University of America.
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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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