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Inside CUA Today

On Oct. 16 and 17, the Division of University Advancement hosted this year’s Inside CUA Today event series. The goal of Inside CUA Today is to introduce our donors to a wide variety of Catholic University community leaders and members who are committed to sustaining the vibrancy of our institution.

Inside CUA Today is designed for the University’s most generous supporters — those who have given at the lifetime level of $25,000 or more. The event opened with a beautiful dinner on Thursday evening in Heritage Hall, attended by more than 60 guests. The dinner was the first gathering held in the newly renovated space and music was provided by students of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music.

Catholic University’s Board of Trustees members Joseph Carlini, B.M.E. 1984, and Lee Ann Joiner Brady, B.A. 1978, co-chaired the evening. President John Garvey presented each donor with a sketch of the Caldwell Arch as a token of the University’s gratitude.

On Friday, Inside CUA Today guests enjoyed a continental breakfast and discussion with Very Rev. Mark Morozowich, interim provost. Afterwards, guests celebrated the blessing and dedication of Father O’Connell Hall and, in the afternoon, attended sessions with professors — including presentations from Assistant Professor Jennifer Paxton about the Magna Carta and Associate Professor Joseph Capizzi on war and peace — as well as a dean and student Q-and-A panel.

Pictures of the dinner in Heritage Hall are below. We are already looking forward to next year’s series!

Heritage Hall was the perfect backdrop to a lovely evening with our donors.
Joseph Carlini is a CUA alumnus from the class of 1984 and a member of The Catholic University of America’s Board of Trustees.
Lee Ann Joiner Brady is a CUA alumna from the class of 1978 and is now a member of The Catholic University of America’s Board of Trustees.
President Garvey delivers remarks and thanks donors.
Inside CUA Today is designed for the University’s most generous donors — those who have given at the lifetime level of $25,000 or more.
Alumni John Looney and Terri Elliot enjoy dinner.
Frank G. Persico, B.A. 1974, M.A. 1976, vice president for University relations and chief of staff, passes out prints of the Caldwell Arch.
A close-up of the Caldwell Arch. The artist, Patti Dwyer, grew up in Washington, D.C. She now lives in Virginia and is the mother of a CUA alumnus.