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Bishop Barron to Receive Founders Award at November Gala

Posted by Catholic Distance University on Tue, Sep 14, 2021 @ 03:04 PM

We are excited to be hosting a traditional Gala this year! Please join us on November 18th at the St. John Paul II Shrine in Washington, D.C., as we honor
Bishop Robert Barron with the Founders Award and welcome him to the CDU community. His special address will be the heart of our program. This annual event is held to celebrate CDU’s mission, accomplishments, graduates, and to
thank the growing number of donors and benefactors who support our work for the Church. CDU Advisory Board member Professor Helen Alvaré of the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University and well-known author and speaker will serve as our emcee for the evening.

Dr. Joseph V. Braddock will be acknowledged as our first trustee emeritus, and Dr. Charles R. Wasaff; Sister Mary Margaret Ann Schlather, SND; and Sister Mary Brendon Zajac, SND, will be awarded Papal Medals for their outstanding service to CDU and the Church. Your presence and support are vital to our bold plans for the future. We look forward to seeing you as we join Bishop Barron in reflecting on the gift of media and technology to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ! For more information, please visit