What is an annual fund and where does my donation go?

An annual fund is a designated fund for Georgetown’s different units and campuses, composed of restricted and unrestricted current use funds given by the philanthropic community. Examples of annual funds at Georgetown are the Georgetown Fund, the Law Annual Fund, and the Men’s Basketball Fund.


Why are unrestricted gifts important?

Unrestricted gifts provide the university with the maximum amount of financial flexibility to fund immediate and pressing needs.


What are endowment gifts?

Much like savings accounts, endowment funds generate income from the investment of the principal. A gift to an endowment is placed in a restricted account so that it may grow and spin off more and more income as years pass and ensure the future financial stability of the institution. The principal remains intact.


Does my gift to the Annual Fund count towards my reunion giving program?

Yes, if you are in a reunion year, your annual fund donation will count towards your class goal!


What is the duration of the fiscal year and when should I contribute?

The fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30 each year. Gifts during any point of this timeframe will be credited to your donation history.


What is a matching gift and will my company match my gift to Georgetown University?

A matching gift is a donation from the company you work for to your designated area of giving. Each company varies in policy and may match 1:1 or 3:1, increasing your contribution. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. Contact us for more information at giving@georgetown.edu or 202-687-1690.


How can I get more involved with fellow alumni and/or my university?

There are many opportunities available for alumni and volunteers to engage with one another and the university through alumni services and programming. For more information on how to become involved, visit Georgetown Alumni Online or contact alumnirelations@georgetown.edu.


What if I have multiple degrees, where will my donation go?

A gift to the Georgetown Fund counts toward the Georgetown Fund. However, if you want to split your contribution between the Georgetown Fund and any other area of the university, you must indicate this when you make your contribution. As always, undesignated gifts will be split amongst the schools from which you graduated.


How and who do I contact to make a stock/securities gift?

Complete our stock gifts form and send to our Planned Giving department for stock/security gifts. Alternatively, you may call our Planned Giving department for more assistance at 800-347-8067. Learn more about donating appreciated securities on the Planned Giving website.


What is Georgetown University’s non-profit tax ID number?

Gifts may be tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Georgetown University’s non-profit tax ID number is 530196603.


How do I get a copy of my tax receipt?

Our Department of Gift Processing can help. Please call 202-687-1690.


How do I access my giving history?

Please contact our Department of Gift Processing at 202-687-1690.


Who can I contact about information about my gift?

Our Department of Gift Processing at 202-687-1690 can answer most giving-related questions or provide a referral. The main line of the Office of Advancement (800-424-2795) is also a resource for our donors.


Who can I contact about information about my gift?

Whether you’re giving online, sending a wire transfer, or simply planning for the future, please visit our gift instructions page to take the next step.