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Catholic University of America Endowment Fund

Name: The Catholic University of America Investment Club

Assets Under Management: $577.3 Million (Source: Catholic University of America on 4/30/2013)

Annual Report: The Catholic University of America and Affiliates Consolidated Financial Statements For the Years Ended April 30, 2013 and 2012 and Report Thereon

Portfolio Insights: “The Catholic University of America (“the University”) is an independent institution of higher education located in Washington, D.C., offering programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, religious studies, and several professional areas including engineering, architecture, social service, nursing, music, law and Canon Law. Its 180-acre campus is located in northeast Washington, approximately two miles from the United States Capitol. The University is sponsored by the Roman Catholic bishops of the United States.

The creation of the University as a national institute of learning was proposed by the Catholic Bishops of the United States meeting at the Second Plenary Council in Baltimore in 1866; the University was formally established as a center for graduate studies in theology by the Third Plenary Council in Baltimore in 1884.” (Source)

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Top Catholic University of America Endowment Fund Headlines:

1) The Catholic University of America is a private institution that was founded in 1887. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,713, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 184 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. The Catholic University of America’s ranking in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 116. Its tuition and fees are $39,726 (2014-15).

Catholic University of America, as its name suggests, is the national university of the Catholic Church. Students take several courses in theology and philosophy before graduation, and the Campus Ministry holds worship services and offers leadership opportunities to interested students. For other ways to get involved, Catholic University students can check out more than 80 clubs and organizations. The school’s Cardinals athletic teams compete in the NCAA Division III Landmark Conference in every sport except football. The football team plays in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus, and because the university has a stop on Washington, D.C.’s public transportation system, the Metro, students are just a short trip away from Capitol Hill and other national landmarks. (Source)

2) Jan 23, 2015 – On Thursday, The Catholic University of America’s School of Business announced it had accepted a $3 million grant to “bolster the school’s goal of advancing the study and practice of principled entrepreneurship.” The Charles Koch Foundation is funding $1.75 million of the grant.

“This new $3 million grant puts our school far along the path of creating a cadre of faculty dedicated to research exploring how we can make business and economics more humane,” Andrew Abela, dean of the business school, said in a press release. (Source)

3) David Lipton is a professor of law at the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law where he teaches securities regulation, corporate finance, and corporations. He also is the director of the Law School’s Securities Regulation Program. Professor Lipton received his B.A. degree from Cornell University, an M.A. in public law and government from Columbia University, and his J.D. from Michigan School of Law. After practicing law in New York, Professor Lipton began his teaching career at Case Western Reserve University School of Law where he taught corporations, contracts and agency law. He was accepted as a visiting Attorney Fellow at the Securities and Exchange Commission where he served in the Division of Market Regulation. Professor Lipton created the Law School’s Securities Program which offers a certificate in Securities Regulation. (Source)

4) With enrollment up 50 percent over the past five years, The Catholic University of America in Washington is spinning off its current economics and business curriculum from its School of Arts and Sciences and fashioning a new business school with the idea of infusing ethics into all course offerings. This year’s business and economics graduates will still receive degrees from the School of Arts and Sciences, but next year’s graduates will receive their degrees from the new School of Business and Economics, the university’s 13th school. The action to create a new school was taken in a December vote by the university’s board of trustees, following three years of evaluating and planning. The new school’s creation took effect Jan. 1, and it was announced Jan. 8. (Source)

5) The CUA Fund directly sustains the student experience by supporting scholarships, faculty and academic programs, athletics, campus ministry, culture, and community.  Contributions to the CUA Fund from alumni, friends, parents, faculty, staff, and students provide the resources to enhance the daily lives of our students. Your annual gift has an immediate impact. (Source)

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