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.

Oct 2015

Endowed Gallery Expands Art Space

Georgetown will open a 2,500-square-foot art gallery in the Edmund A. Walsh Building in fall 2017 after receiving an unspecified donation from alumni Maria (CAS ’87) and Alberto de la Cruz (CAS ’89).

Oct 2015

Cancer Drug Improved Cognition and Motor Skills in Small Parkinson’s Clinical Trial

An FDA-approved drug for leukemia improved cognition, motor skills and non-motor function in patients with Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia in a small phase I clinical trial, report researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) in Washington. In addition, the drug,...

Oct 2015

$50M Gift to Georgetown Funds Athletics Leadership Program, Facilities

A $50 million gift to Georgetown will support an innovative leadership program for the university’s 750 student-athletes and fund the completion of the sports field situated in the heart of campus.

Jul 2015

O’Neill Family Continues Commitment to Simulation Center

A $100,000 commitment from Georgetown graduates Linda O’Neill (NHS’77) and Timothy O’Neill (L’77) will help advance new activities within the innovative simulation center they supported through a naming gift over a decade ago.

May 2014

Bill Doyle on the Doyle Program for Engaging Difference at Georgetown University

A gift from PotashCorp President and CEO William J. Doyle has enabled Georgetown University 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...

Nov 2013

Inaugural Bergeron Lecturer Illuminates Research on Stroke Recovery

Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) faculty and students, researchers from MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MedStar NRH) and interested community members heard Theresa Jones, PhD, describe exciting research about post-stroke recovery and rehabilitation during the Inaugural George...

Nov 2013

Georgetown Athletics Receives Its Largest Gift Ever

Georgetown University's Department of Athletics has received its largest gift ever, a $5 million commitment from Edward (C'66) and Irene Shaw.

Oct 2013

Catholic Social Thought Initiative Holds First Event on Pope Francis

GEORGETOWN'S NEW INITIATIVE ON Catholic Social Thought and Public Life kicked off Tuesday night with remarks by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, and a panel discussion on Pope Francis that included PBS NewsHour political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks.

Jun 2013

Georgetown McDonough Announces New Faculty Chair

A new endowed faculty chair at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will assist the school in its goal to retain the world’s best faculty by recognizing their contributions to the school and providing additional resources to support their work.

May 2013

Donor Profile: The McBride Family

Twenty-four members of the McBride family have attended Georgetown over more than nine decades. Giving back to their alma mater is a family tradition. Their legacy of philanthropy and service will...
May 2013

Donor Profile: The Kwan Family

During the Generations campaign, a transformation occurred at the historic Medical Dental Building. The space formerly occupied by two teaching classrooms became the state-of-the-art W. Proctor...