November 13, 2020
Artwork for event featuring headshot of host Rosanna Scotto.

A year of incredible challenges has highlighted The Catholic University of America community’s fortitude, resilience, and generosity. To share this journey, the Office of University Advancement will be hosting “Navigating this Moment: A Webcast for Catholic University” to illustrate how Catholic University is continuing to serve during this singular moment in its 133-year history.

The hour-long online event, hosted by University alumna Rosanna Scotto, B.F.A. 1980, co-anchor of WNYW Fox’s Good Day New York, will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The evening will feature the musical talents of five alumni who have performed on Broadway, including Brian Cali, B.M. 2005; Tracy Olivera, B.M. 1999; Patrick O’Neill, B.M. 2004; Sarah Beth Pfeifer, B.M 2008; and Alan Wiggins, Class of 2004. 

The webcast will highlight more than 50 members of the University community as they discuss this unprecedented time, honor the University's rich history, and celebrate the University's positive impact on their lives and our society.

The evening’s appearances include alumni, students, parents, faculty, administrators, coaches, and donors. A few of the people involved in this webcast special include:

  • Bishop Robert Barron, S.T.D., Ph.B. 1981, M.A. 1982, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese Los Angeles and founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries
  • Brother Andrew Corriente, graduate student and winner of The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition
  • Andrea Roane, trustee emerita and former newscaster for WUSA9
  • Andy Shallal, B.S. 1975, founder and owner of Busboys and Poets
  • Tara Petrolino Sullivan, B.A. 2003, ESPN announcer

“This webcast will be an important occasion for all members of the Catholic University community,” said Scott Rembold, vice president for University Advancement. “It will help us to consider the challenges we face in this moment and how we can each do our part to ensure a stronger Catholic University in the future.” 

The event will serve as a feature of the Light the Way Campaign, the University’s first-ever comprehensive philanthropic campaign, which has garnered $333.5 million out of its $400 million goal. Launched in 2015 and announced to the public in Sept. 2019, the campaign is generating funds for Faculty Excellence, Student Success, and Academic Environment

The webcast will be free to attend from 7 to 8 p.m. EST on the Office of University Advancement’s website and social media channels. Donations are encouraged through Light the Way: A Campaign for Catholic University.