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.

WeWork White House
Mar 2018

$1.5 Million Gift to Create Entrepreneurial ‘Venture Lab’ Near White House

Behind some of D.C.'s most notable entities such as Sweetgreen and Luke's Lobster are innovative entrepreneurs who started at Georgetown. Thanks to a $1.5 million gift from Ted Leonsis (C'77) and family, the spirit of Hoya entrepreneurship continues.

rare books collage
Feb 2018

Library Receives In-Kind Gift of Rare Books

A gift from Thomas J. Healey (C’64) and family of over 1,500 works of modern fiction and poetry, important works in the fields of economics and business, and other works will immeasurably enrich in...
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Linda and Stanley Sher, Michael Atkins
Nov 2017

Immunotherapy Cancer Research Elevated Thanks to New Fluorescent Microscope at Georgetown Lombardi

High-end imaging device with analysis software is one of a few in the country Dr. Michael Atkins (center) with Linda and Stanley Sher of Washington, D.C., in a Georgetown Lombardi research laboratory...
His Majesty King Felipe VI (MSFS '95) and Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain exit Healy Hall at Georgetown University
Jul 2017

Georgetown Spain Foundation Establishes Endowed Scholarship

His Majesty King Felipe VI (MSFS '95) and Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain exit Healy Hall at Georgetown University July 21, 2017 – Because Spain's ruling monarch, King Felipe VI, earned a master's...
Nov 2016

Georgetown Receives $7.3 Million Gift for Global Business Education Expansion

A $7.3 million gift from the Baratta family to Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business will bolster the school’s efforts to educate global-ready leaders by extending more global education opportunities to undergraduates.

Oct 2016

Georgetown Announces Inaugural Recipients of Leonsis Entrepreneurship Prize

Nearly a dozen Georgetown University students and recent alumni are a step closer to realizing their entrepreneurial ambitions, thanks to support from the Leonsis Family Entrepreneurship Prize. The recipients of the inaugural prize include the alumni behind a cold-pressed juice company and an...

Henry A. Fernandez (C'79)
Oct 2016

Donor Profile: Henry Fernandez (C'79)

Supporting Rising Stars from Developing Countries When Henry A. Fernandez (C'79) attended Georgetown, he loved being a part of a “community of people ready to change the world.” That’s why, years...
Sep 2016

Georgetown Law Secures Three Transformational Gifts Totaling More Than $10 Million

Gifts to Georgetown University Law Center totaling more than $10 million were received from Sara Crown Star (L’85), Linda (NHS’77) and Tim (L’77) O’Neill and Tom Reynolds (B’74). 

Sep 2016

University's Environment Initiative Receives $20 Million Gift

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.

Campus Experience & Community
Sep 2016

A Home Away From the Hilltop

The Hohenheim House at the Calcagnini Contemplative Center On the idyllic property of Georgetown’s modern Calcagnini Contemplative Center (CCC), there is a piece of history – an 1894 Gothic-Revival...