Giving News

Whether through advancements in business and technology, breakthroughs in medicine and research, or by leading changes in law or social policy, gifts of every size help Georgetown have an even greater impact on the areas that matter most to the Georgetown community. By investing in scholarships and student life, faculty and academic support, capital improvement, and transformative opportunities, we drive the university's continued leadership and distinction in higher education. Read the latest news on university giving and how Georgetown's culture of philanthropy helps us to touch the world.

Scholarships
Gift from State of Qatar Will Provide Scholarship for Students in Need
Jun 2017

Gift from State of Qatar Will Provide Scholarship for Students in Need

June 9, 2017 – In recognition of its strong, long-term ties with Georgetown, the State of Qatar has given the university a $2 million gift. The gift, made this past February and made official in a...
Nov 2016

Georgetown Receives $7.3 Million Gift for Global Business Education Expansion

A $7.3 million gift from the Baratta family to Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business will bolster the school’s efforts to educate global-ready leaders by extending more global education opportunities to undergraduates.

Oct 2016

Georgetown Announces Inaugural Recipients of Leonsis Entrepreneurship Prize

Nearly a dozen Georgetown University students and recent alumni are a step closer to realizing their entrepreneurial ambitions, thanks to support from the Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize. The recipients of the inaugural prize include the alumni behind a cold-pressed juice company and an...

Scholarships
Henry A. Fernandez (C'79)
Oct 2016

Donor Profile: Henry Fernandez (C'79)

Supporting Rising Stars from Developing Countries When Henry A. Fernandez (C'79) attended Georgetown, he loved being a part of a “community of people ready to change the world.” That’s why, years...
Sep 2016

Georgetown Law Secures Three Transformational Gifts Totaling More Than $10 Million

Gifts to Georgetown University Law Center totaling more than $10 million were received from Sara Crown Star (L’85), Linda (NHS’77) and Tim (L’77) O’Neill and Tom Reynolds (B’74). 

Sep 2016

University's Environment Initiative Receives $20 Million Gift

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HAS RECEIVED a $20 million gift to launch the Georgetown Environment Initiative – a multi-campus effort to advance the interdisciplinary study of the environment in relation to society and stewardship of natural resources.

Scholarships
Members of the Class of 2016 celebrate their graduation reception last May. Photo credit: Theresa Keil, Optimum Audio
Aug 2016

GSP Looks Forward to its Next Decade

Members of the Class of 2016 celebrate their graduation reception last May. Photo credit: Theresa Keil, Optimum Audio The Georgetown Scholarship Program looks forward to its next decade The 2016-17...
Jun 2016

Georgetown Law Establishes Paul J. Diaz Endowed Opportunity Scholarship

Georgetown Law has established the Paul J. Diaz Endowed Opportunity Scholarship, owing to a $1 million pledge and initial contribution from Paul J. (L’88) and Victoria Diaz.

May 2016

Senior Convocation Marks Beginning of Commencement Weekend

Georgetown's 2016 Commencement Weekend began today with nearly 1,800 students and their families gathering in McDonough Arena for Senior Convocation.