Cardinals Tribute Dinner

Tradition Refreshed

Bringing a renewed look and feel to a cherished annual tradition.

Each year, Catholic University friends and champions gather in celebration of cherished relationships and a bright future. This seated dinner brings together university leadership and key constituents to recognize philanthropic achievements of the past year and acknowledge lead donors who have had significant impact in advancing the mission of the institution. It is also an opportunity for those gathered to hear from a selection of U.S. Roman Catholic Cardinals, as well as the university president.

Educe’s charge was to continue and renew the community’s enthusiasm and sense of purpose through this annual recognition event for leadership donors. The Cardinals Tribute Dinner is an important platform to bring the donor community together, thank donors, and enhance their sense of identity. A key strategy in our planning for the event was to entertain, inform, and facilitate reflection through philanthropic strytelling.

Guests were treated to a refreshed look and feel that carried throughout the event, including print and multi-media pieces and environmental décor. A capacity crowd enjoyed cocktails and a seated dinner that allowed optimal networking and conversation. Donor stories were brought to life via multi-media and live segments that showcased impact and the shared commitment to the university and its mission. A large LED screen figured prominently during the pre-dinner gathering, recognizing all donors in a way that engaged not just guests that evening but the entire campus community.