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.

Faculty
Aug 2016

Retaining World-Class Faculty

The William and Karen Sonneborn Current Use Term Professorship Fund “What do you need most?” That’s the question William Sonneborn (B’92) and his wife Karen (second and third from left) asked Dean...
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.

Wall Street Alliance Scholarship Dinner Raises $1.8M in One Night
Mar 2016

Wall Street Alliance Scholarship Dinner Raises $1.8M in One Night

The 16th annual Georgetown University Wall Street Alliance Scholarship Dinner raised a record-breaking $1.8 million to provide scholarships to undergraduate students. Guided by the philanthropic...
Scholarships
A Commitment to Scholarships for International Students
Feb 2016

A Commitment to Scholarships for International Students

In order to enrich classroom discussion and community experiences, Georgetown is deepening its commitment to providing scholarships to deserving students from around the world. Below are highlights...
Nov 2015

School of Medicine’s New Amphitheater Dedicated to W. Proctor Harvey

On Oct. 23, the newly completed W. Proctor Harvey Clinical Teaching Amphitheater was dedicated to its namesake, noted cardiologist and esteemed Georgetown University School of Medicine professor W. Proctor Harvey, MD. The dedication was part of the School of Medicine’s reunion weekend.

Oct 2015

Endowed Gallery Expands Art Space

Georgetown will open a 2,500-square-foot art gallery in the Edmund A. Walsh Building in fall 2017 after receiving an unspecified donation from alumni Maria (CAS ’87) and Alberto de la Cruz (CAS ’89).

Oct 2015

Cancer Drug Improved Cognition and Motor Skills in Small Parkinson’s Clinical Trial

An FDA-approved drug for leukemia improved cognition, motor skills and non-motor function in patients with Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia in a small phase I clinical trial, report researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) in Washington. In addition, the drug,...

Oct 2015

$50M Gift to Georgetown Funds Athletics Leadership Program, Facilities

A $50 million gift to Georgetown will support an innovative leadership program for the university’s 750 student-athletes and fund the completion of the sports field situated in the heart of campus.