The Catholic University of America


Celebrate Giving Tuesday

Today, Dec. 1, the Division of University Advancement is celebrating Giving Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday is a countrywide effort — held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving — to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season. We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals — Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now, we have a day dedicated to giving back: Giving Tuesday.

In honor of the day, University Advancement is encouraging students, parents, alumni, staff, and faculty to come together to celebrate generosity and to give back to the University.

It is simple. Just make a gift to Catholic University — big or small — right now. Our goal this year is $50,000 and every contribution makes a difference.

In fact, $50,000 is more than double what the University raised in 2014. Last year we set our goal at $10,000 and brought in $20,000. This year, we would like to make an even bigger impact on the University. And we hope that you will join us. In fact, if everyone on campus gave $20 right now, we would make our goal immediately!

Once you make your gift, please let us know via social media. Many members of the campus community have shown us their #GivingTuesdayCUA #UNselfie photos and shared why they are motivated to give.  

President Garvey is making a contribution on #GivingTuesdayCUA. He says, “I give to Catholic University because I love our faculty.”


And Gus Garvey says, “My family gives to the University because we love CUA students!”

Senior Liz Barry says, “I am giving back on #GivingTuesdayCUA because I understand that tuition can't cover everything that creates the unique experience for every CUA student. I don't know where I would be if it hadn't been for the support of those who make donations to the University!”

Vice Provost for Administration Victor Nakas (otherwise known as #NakasNation) says, “It’s important to celebrate #GivingTuesdayCUA because Catholic University is a very special place. My daughter had an incredible experience here as a student. I am proud of what she has been able to accomplish as a new young alumna, thanks to the University!”

Chad Pecknold, associate professor of theology, says, “I give to Catholic University because charity and truth go together here. #GivingTuesdayCUA.”

Roberta Spencer Mayo, CUA’s console attendant, says, “I am showing my support for #GivingTuesdayCUA because I love this community!”

Alumna Stephanie Davey, assistant dean of students, B.A. 2007, says, “I give to Catholic University because CUA is my family!”

How do you #UNselfie? It’s easy!

Take a “selfie” and explain why you are giving to CUA this year. Use the hashtag #GivingTuesdayCUA. Post it to Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter and share with friends! @CUAalumni and @CatholicUniv will repost and you will help us to spread the word.

To see more #UNselfies from campus community members and to make a gift, visit our website:

The CUA Alumni Association is hosting Christmas parties over the next several weeks in cities across the country. Information on all our Christmas parties is listed below. If you happen to be traveling in any of these areas, we would love to have you join us! Or, if you want to visit the Christmas parties virtually, check out the hashtag #JingleCUA.

Wednesday, Dec. 2
Chicago, University Club of Chicago

Thursday, Dec. 3
Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Field Club

Wednesday, Dec. 9
Philadelphia, The Fieldhouse

Wednesday, Dec. 9
New York, Jack Doyle's Pub & Restaurant

Thursday, Dec. 10
Boston, Sterling's

Tuesday, Dec. 15
Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania 6