The Catholic University of America

University Advancement

2016 National Collection

Preparing the next generation of leaders
for our Church and Nation.



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Since 1898, The Catholic University of America has been greatly blessed by the generosity of parishioners around the country through the National Collection. James Cardinal Gibbons, our first chancellor and the ninth Archbishop of Baltimore, once called the collection “the people’s endowment.” Taking his words to heart, contributions from faithful parishioners have benefited generations of students. 

Catholic University’s mission centers on the discovery of knowledge and truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church - a service that is greatly needed today. University faculty and scholars promote Catholic social teaching and, through their research and discourse, help form the Church’s response to challenging social issues of our time. In addition, CUA educates hundreds of priests and religious each year and can proudly call over 12,000 of them alumni.

Faith is tangible at Catholic University. It is expressed passionately through prayer, acts of charity, and a concern for justice. And, as a result, our students are transformed. Guided by the virtues, a spirit of generosity, and—above all—a love for God, they grow in understanding and wisdom. The people’s endowment is more than tuition assistance—it is a legacy, built upon 130 years of education in the Catholic intellectual tradition.

For questions or more information about the National Collection, please contact:

Chris Pierno
Associate Director for the National Collection
Division of University Advancement
620 Michigan Avenue NE | Washington, DC 20064 | (202) 319-6901