The Catholic University of America

April 22, 2014 

U.S. Cardinals to Gather in New York City May 30 for Annual CUA Scholarship Fundraiser

  Last year's American Cardinals Dinner

America’s Catholic cardinals will gather in New York City on Friday, May 30, to raise money for college scholarships at the 25th American Cardinals Dinner, to be held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, and John Garvey, President of The Catholic University of America, will serve as co-hosts for the dinner. All proceeds from the event will benefit Catholic University scholarship funds.

Prior to the dinner, Cardinal Dolan will serve as the principal celebrant and homilist at a 4:30 p.m. Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral at 5th Avenue between 50th and 51st streets. Visiting cardinals, bishops, and clergy will concelebrate the Mass, which will be open to the public. The reception at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel at 301 Park Ave. will begin at 6:15 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m.

Nine American cardinals are expected to attend the dinner, including those who currently serve or have served as archbishops of U.S. dioceses and as members of the CUA Board of Trustees.

Also expected to attend the dinner are Most Rev. Carlo Maria Viganò, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, and Most Rev. Allen Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit and Chairman of the CUA Board of Trustees.

Each year a different diocese or archdiocese hosts the black-tie event; this is the third time the dinner has been held in New York City (the second dinner in 1991 and the 12th dinner in 2001). In recent years the dinner has been held in such cities as Phoenix, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis-St. Paul, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Since its inauguration, the annual event has raised more than $29.5 million to support scholarships for Catholic University students.

The co-chairs of the dinner’s Leadership Committee are Richard Banziger, Bill and Maryrose McInerney, and Jim and Jeanne Moye.

To receive an invitation to the dinner, contact William Jonas at 202-319-5100 or



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