Why Give to Georgetown

Georgetown’s excellence and leadership in higher education depend greatly on the generosity of alumni, parents and friends. From annual gifts that make an immediate impact to endowed gifts that last for generations, contributions to Georgetown serve as a catalyst for positive change. Every gift we receive helps Georgetown enroll the most promising students, ensure the quality of our programs and facilities, affects Georgetown’s national ranking and inspires others to give as well.

Giving Profiles
Klarizsa Padilla
Jul 2015

Klarizsa Padilla

Computer Science major and Baker Scholar Klarizsa Padilla is passionate about mentoring others through a variety of programs, including GU Women Who Code and the Summer College Immersion Program...
Transformative Opportunities
(left to right): Bette Jacobs Endowed Professor Carole Roan Gresenz, PhD, Bette Jacobs (NHS dean from 1999 to 2010) and Tim Shannon (NHS'07).
Sep 2013

Timothy Shannon

Timothy Shannon (NHS'07) has combined his twin passions for investing and health care to help shape Georgetown’s future. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the School of Nursing & Health Studies,...
Apr 2015

Steeve Simbert (C'15)

Steeve Simbert (C'15) vividly remembers the day a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck his native Haiti, killing more than 100,000 people. With Haiti in ruin, Simbert and his twin brother were forced to...
Transformative Opportunities
Walter I. Giles
Jul 2012

Walter I. Giles

Thanks to a group of generous donors, the Georgetown College government department will enroll fourteen lucky undergraduates in a unique, intensive seminar to be offered each spring semester. Named...
Transformative Opportunities
Georgetown University students and faculty
Oct 2014

Georgetown Scholarship Program Necessity Fund

We are gratified by the recent profiles on NPR, in the Washington Post and other media coverage of our scholarship students. The public's desire to help these students is a wonderful affirmation of...
Ms. Chen and Dean for Medical Education Stephen Ray Mitchell
Aug 2014

Supporting Generations of Medical Students

Since 1993, the J.T. Tai & Co. Foundation has provided scholarships for hundreds of medical students at Georgetown University. The late J.T. Tai, a Shanghai-born antiques dealer, started the...
Jan 2015

Julia Carlson (M’16)

When Julia Carlson (M’16), of Charlottesville, Va., came for her interview at Georgetown, she immediately felt a tangible sense of community. "I wanted to attend a school that felt supportive—not...
Capital Improvement
Jun 2015

Career Center Being Renamed for Longtime Georgetown Supporter

Georgetown’s career center will be formally renamed June 2 in honor of an alumnus who has given 50 years of service to the university since graduating from Georgetown College in 1962. The place where...
Mar 2014

Eileen Marino (NHS’15)

As the second oldest of ten children, Marino grew up in Beantown with the knowledge that her family’s resources had to go a long way. Both of her parents believe strongly in higher education and...
Mar 2015

April-Michelle Thomas (C’15)

Thomas grew up in a single-parent household with her mother and younger brother in Carteret, N.J. She toured Georgetown on her 17th birthday and instantly fell in love—making Georgetown her first...
Sep 2013

Johny K. Johansson

For a specialist in global branding, it helps to work for an institution with a global reputation. Johansson can sometimes gather field data without much effort at all. When he tells people he meets...
Feb 2015

Gabriel Jimenez (B'15)

While attending a Cristo Rey high school in Los Angeles, Jimenez got into the Georgetown University Summer College Immersion Program—a program he is thankful for every day. The program is designed to...