Corporate Partnership

The Catholic University’s Center for Cultural Engagement (CCE) welcomes financial contributions from corporations to help support programs and initiatives for our diverse student populations that include the traditionally underserved (African-American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian American, multi-racial), first-generation, and commuter students. Our CCE programming aims to help students develop a sense of belonging and increase their rates of retention and graduation.

Academic programming, enhanced learning environments, skills-building workshops, and connection to resources are some of the principal ways that these funds will be used to ensure our students reach their academic, professional, and personal goals.

Participating companies will be recognized for their commitment to diversity efforts and academic excellence through their support of the CCE.

Corporate Partnership Benefits
• All benefits included in the Partner Sponsor level
• Opportunity to offer opening/closing remarks at one of three major CCE events: Take Flight Welcome Dinner (August), National First-Gen College Celebration (November), or Senior Dinner (April)
• Special recognition throughout the Take Flight Orientation Program (August)
• Special recognition in annual CCE videos highlighting students’ success stories
• All benefits included in the Associate Sponsor level
• Recognition as main sponsor of one Intercultural Dialogues speaker engagement (three per semester), with the option to offer opening/closing remarks
• Recognition as sponsor in one Adulting 101 series workshop, with the opportunity to participate as a guest presenter
• All benefits included in the Supporter Sponsor level
• Recognition as main sponsor of one of two important cultural celebrations on campus: Cultural Day or Global Fest, with the option to offer remarks at either
• Recognition as main sponsor of Commuter Outreach workshops (once a month between September and April), with option to attend a workshop and offer remarks
• Two complimentary tickets and reserved seating to any upcoming performance in Hartke Theatre at the Catholic University campus
• Logo displayed on CCE website
• Name and logo placement in printed programs of major CCE events
• Opportunity to visit CCE for a career information session
• Company’s internship and/or employment opportunities shared in CCE’s weekly newsletter

To commit to a sponsorship donation, please contact Sonnya Morales, director of corporate partnerships, at or


The Thaddeus F. Aubry and Leon A. LeBuffe Endowment

In exercising its discretion, The Catholic University of America shall select students based upon being active members of a student service or advocacy organization, demonstrating financial need and in good academic standing.

The Thaddeus F. Aubry Jr. and Leon LeBuffe Scholarship was established to acknowledge and honor Misters Aubry and LeBuffe for the work they did in establishing the Partnership Program, a minority scholarship program that began in 1969 to benefit promising young students from the Washington, D.C. area.

As Catholic University alumnus and longtime track and field coach at the University Joe Fisher '75 notes:

"Above all, the endowment recognizes the commitment of these two men who worked to provide opportunities for minority students to attend and graduate from Catholic University," said Fisher. "Their vision, determination, and tenacity is what made it possible for me and Ronny and many others to attend Catholic University over four decades ago." Coach Fisher and fellow alumnus, Ronny Lancaster '73 were leading figures in establishing this endowment and they oversee the annual luncheon during Cardinal Weekend where the award is announced.