Donors make possible nearly every aspect of the Georgetown experience—from funding scholarships for young men and women who will become tomorrow’s leaders, to advancing knowledge through faculty teaching and research, to maintaining programs and facilities that provide an unparalleled education.
Here’s a look at a few reasons why donors give back.
Seeking a way to honor Peter F. Karches (B'74), who died of leukemia in 2006, two students headed a fundraising effort to initiate the Peter F. Karches Scholarship Fund. The fund removes economic barriers for those wanting an education at Georgetown University. Read more.
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. Read more.
To honor Elinor Bond Martin, M.D. (M’79, R’83), an ob/gyn who took a non-traditional path to medical school, Martin’s family has created an endowed scholarship for the School of Medicine. Watch the video
William J. Doyle (C’72, Parent’06), a member of Georgetown's Board of Directors, endowed a program to support diversity and interpersonal understanding on campus, preparing students for an increasingly globalized society. Read more
In honor of his father, George, who used his experiences living with multiple sclerosis to support others with the condition, Doug Bergeron and his wife, Sandra, established an endowed professorship to bolster research in the neurosciences. Read more
Georgetown parents James (B’80) and Elizabeth (NHS’80) Eisenstein met the Class of 2012's record-breaking fundraising efforts with a generous scholarship endowment to support future Hoyas. Read more
L. Francis (C’75, L’78) and Kathleen (F’77) Rooney made a generous $6 million gift to support the much-needed ongoing renovation of Dahlgren Chapel. Watch the video
Bepina Kunin outfitted generations of Georgetown students at her Wisconsin Avenue tailor shop. As a Catholic Croatian who was denied secondary education in her homeland, she's helping today's Croatian students achieve a top graduate education. Read more
Colleen Conway-Welch, dean of Vanderbilt's nursing school, studied nursing at Georgetown on a full scholarship. Now, she's launching future health care providers and educators by endowing a graduate scholarship in the School of Nursing & Health Studies. Read more
As parents of a current student on the Hilltop, Terry (B’79) and Kim (C’79) Mangan know how transformative the Georgetown experience is. They support the 1789 Scholarship Imperative so that others can learn at Georgetown—as they did—how to lead lives of meaning and purpose. Read more
Enriched by his own “lens-widening” education at Georgetown Law, Robert A. “Bob” Dufek (L’76) wants tomorrow’s legal professionals to benefit from the same diversity of perspectives that he experienced here. That’s why he’s a loyal supporter of the Law Annual Fund and Opportunity Scholarships. Read more
After a career in investment banking, Peter Croncota (B’83) left Wall Street for a charter school in Harlem, where he helps students achieve their full potential. An endowed scholarship, named in honor of his parents, will help bright young people from disadvantaged backgrounds attain their dream of a Georgetown education. Read more