Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., has announced a $20 million gift from Bill and Joanne Conway in support of a new nursing and sciences building on its Brookland campus.
The building will include dedicated, multi-functional learning spaces, new simulation labs that enable students to experience high-stakes acute care and structured clinical examinations, a large auditorium, classrooms and student study areas, and labs for anatomy, physiology, and microbiology. The gift brings the couple's total support for the new building, which will house the Conway School of Nursing, to $40 million.
A member of the university's board of trustees, Bill Conway is co-founder and co-executive chair of the Carlyle Group. With the gift, the Conways are now CUA's largest benefactors.
"Given everything that is going on in our world — especially with the COVID-19 pandemic — we will need as many well-trained, compassionate healthcare professionals as we can get to address the increasingly complex health challenges," said Conway. "We are so pleased to be making this investment in our country's healthcare readiness."