March 20, 2013 - A gift from a young alumna has helped Georgetown achieve a major milestone in its historic, 10-year fundraising campaign – reaching the $1 billion mark of the $1.5 billion goal. In making her gift, she joined 86,161 others in supporting For Generations to Come: The Campaign for Georgetown.
March 4, 2013 - Georgetown University has received a $5 million gift to endow a chair in U.S.-China relations in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.
Feb. 14, 2013 - A new hub for student gatherings and community-building, located in New South residence hall, will be named the Healey Family Student Center in honor of a leadership gift from the Healey Family Foundation.
Feb. 11, 2013 - Georgetown's Lauinger Library recently received a $100,000 grant from the Gladys Brooks Foundation to establish an endowment fund for the library’s Special Collections Research Center.
Jan. 11, 2013 - Georgetown University’s Department of Athletics has received a $5 million commitment from Edward (C’66) and Irene Shaw. The gift will benefit the Intercollegiate Athletics Center and the soccer field, the latter of which will be named for the couple, who are longtime athletics supporters.
Nov. 27, 2012 - Thanks to a $2 million gift from the government of the State of Kuwait, Georgetown has formally renewed the Sheikh Sabah Al Salem Al Sabah Chair in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. The center is part of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.
Nov. 14, 2012 - Kevin McGuire (B'96, MSFS'96) and Jake Hyde (C'93) funded a graduate scholarship for military students affected by the GI Bill's decrease in tuition benefits. Their combined gifts provided six active-duty students the opportunity to graduate from the McDonough School of Business.
Nov. 1, 2012 - 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.
Aug. 7, 2012 -Thanks to the generosity of alumni, students, parents and friends, Georgetown has officially begun transforming the heart of the historic Medical-Dental Building into the W. Proctor Harvey Clinical Teaching Amphitheater.
May 31, 2012 - Georgetown plans to formally rename the university's career center in honor of Charles M. Cawley (C'62) at a June 2 dedication ceremony.
May 21, 2012 - Doug and Sandra Bergeron have honored the legacy of Doug's father, who lived his life as a man for others, by establishing the George Bergeron Endowed Professorship in Neuroscience at Georgetown University Medical Center.
May 18, 2012 - The Georgetown University Class of 2012 has made history by breaking three giving records—dollars raised, participation rate and total number of donors—and qualified for a $1 million challenge grant from a Georgetown alumni parent couple. The student gift also qualified for a matching grant from the Board of Regents.
April 30, 2012 - Peter F. Karches' (B’74) generosity inspired not only his peers but members of his children’s generation as well, including Taylor Price (B’10) and Matthew McBride (C’08), two classmates of his son Peter (C’08). Seeking a way to honor Karches, Price and McBride spearheaded a fundraising effort among fellow students to initiate the Peter F. Karches Scholarship Fund.
April 16, 2012 - Thanks to a recent gift from the H. Max (C'27, L'32) and Josephine Ammerman family and other donors to establish a chair in Rabbi Harold White's honor, his contributions to the university will be remembered long into the future.
April 5, 2012 - Robert Steers (B’75), a member of the Georgetown University Board of Directors, and his wife, Lauren, have given $5 million to the McDonough School of Business to elevate the school’s role in the study and understanding of real estate finance and to prepare students for eventual careers as leaders and policymakers in the field.
March 21, 2012 - Several benefactors have stepped forward in recent months with major gifts to support construction of the New South Student Center—including a $2 million gift from Georgetown University students themselves—building momentum for the $15.5 million project.Officials hope to break ground in 2013 for the center, which will transform dormant space in New South residence hall into a vibrant new “living room” for Hoyas, complete with a restaurant/pub, study lounges, dance studios, a game area, a large multipurpose space and breakout rooms.
March 6, 2012 - More than 400 Georgetown alumni, faculty, students and leaders in finance and business attended the annual Wall Street Alliance Scholarship Dinner in February to raise money for undergraduate scholarships and recognize two esteemed members of the Georgetown community: business professor Reena Aggarwal and Theodore “Ted” Leonsis (C’77), majority owner of Monumental Sports & Entertainment and a member of the Georgetown University Board of Directors.
October 29, 2011 - Georgetown University has announced a $10 million gift from PotashCorp President and CEO William J. Doyle to permanently endow an initiative designed to educate a new generation of leaders for a globalizing world. Doyle (C'72) is a member of Georgetown's Board of Directors and chairs the For Generations to Come campaign steering committee.
October 29, 2011 - Cardinal Theodore McCarrick presided at a Mass of Thanksgiving at Georgetown in honor of the donors who contributed $6 million toward a much-needed restoration of the university’s Dahlgren Chapel. The restoration has already begun, thanks to the support of L. Francis (C’75, L’78) and Kathleen (F’77) Rooney of Naples, Fla. Other donors also have contributed to support the more than $7.5 million cost of the renovation.
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October 28, 2011 - Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs has received a $5 million gift that will enable it to build on its groundbreaking work at the intersection of faith, ethics and contemporary global challenges.
October 26, 2011 - Former National Football League Commissioner Paul J. Tagliabue (C'62) and his wife, Chandler, have made a $5 million gift to Georgetown University. The Tagliabues’ $5 million gift will be divided equally among five areas: need-based undergraduate scholarships, scholarships for student-athletes in both men’s and women’s sports programs, programmatic support for the campus LGBTQ Resource Center and funding for strategic initiatives. Tagliabue is the chair of Georgetown’s board of directors.
October 26, 2011 - Georgetown recently celebrated the generosity of Washington businesswoman Bepina Kunin, who has made a commitment of approximately $5 million to fund graduate scholarships for Croatian Catholics--a gift of higher education to the future leaders of Croatia and is a testament of her belief in the deepest values of Georgetown University.
October 25, 2011 - Georgetown University has announced a $5.5 million gift from an anonymous donor to support what the university is calling "transformative opportunities." These are areas that will help define the Georgetown of the future as the university builds on established strengths, pioneers new fields and expands its capacity to have a positive impact on the world in which we live.
October 14, 2011 - Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), a breast cancer survivor, and Beth Beck, Georgetown Capital Breast Care Center's executive director, talked about the importance of early detection and programs and services offered by the center during this year's charity event.
October 7, 2011 - The Calcagnini Contemplative Center being built in the mountains of Bluemont, Va., will one day host retreats for multiple religious traditions. The center is funded by a $17 million gift from Arthur Calcagnini (C’54) and his wife, Nancy.
August 30, 2011 - As the potential for federal undergraduate financial aid cuts and decreased tax credits continues to loom, parents such as Karen Heath take comfort in the existence of the Georgetown Scholarship Program.
August 2, 2011 - High school seniors take classes and visit Washington, D.C., during three-week stay at Georgetown as part of a program funded by the Marineau Family Foundation and Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies.
June 9, 2011 - The 60 or so fifth-graders from a New York City KIPP school who visited Georgetown in June may one day benefit from a $1 million pledge to form a scholarship for KIPP students to attend the university.
May 18, 2011 - Scientists and physicians from GUMC participated in a panel discussion, “Ensemble Science: The Future of Biomedical Research at Georgetown,” as part of an event celebrating the largest gift in Georgetown's history—$87 million for medical research from the estate of the late Harry and Virginia Toulmin.
April 20, 2011 - The Georgetown Scholarship Program engages students who receive scholarship money based on their achievements and take part in peer mentoring and networking with alumni and donors.
April 5, 2011 - Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) has received millions in research awards made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. To date, 35 scientists and physicians representing a diverse cross-section of biomedical research at GUMC have received $28.9 million in stimulus funding. In addition to funding important laboratory research, ARRA grants have allowed researchers to support new full- and part-time jobs, many of which are permanent.
January 27, 2011 - Georgetown ranked 61st of 873 institutions of higher learning—up from 67th last year—in the National Association of College and University Business Officers’ endowment study. NACUBO listed Georgetown’s endowment at a little over $1 billion at the end of fiscal year 2010.
January 12, 2011 - Four Georgetown faculty members will hold inaugural chairs reflecting the lifelong Catholic faith of the late businessman and alumnus Robert McDevitt, whose estate provided an estimated $75 million gift.
December 20, 2010 - President DeGioia has appointed R. Bartley Moore (F’87) and Paul R. O’Neill (C’86, G’96) to serve as Vice President for Advancement and Chief Operating Officer, respectively.
September 13, 2010 - Georgetown University announced that it has received the largest philanthropic gift in its history, an $87 million endowment to support medical research at the university’s medical center. The gift originated in a $1.2 million charitable trust established by the will of the late Harry A. Toulmin Jr. in 1965.
February 25, 2010 - Georgetown receives a $6.9 million gift from the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation to help support need-based financial aid for students, to recruit and retain top faculty and to enhance the experience of Jesuit traditions on campus.
January 28, 2010 - Georgetown’s endowment climbs several spots in the annual list reported by the National Association of College and University Business Officers.
January 26, 2010 - The university’s financial footing remains steady, but focus shifts to working within an environment of constrained revenue.
September 25, 2009 - President DeGioia announced the imperative publicly for the first time at the Presidential Scholarship Dinner on Sept. 25.