The Georgetown Fund supports Georgetown’s mission of academic excellence and service to others as well as the university’s need-blind admissions policy and meet-full-need financial aid commitment, ensuring that the best and the brightest students can attend Georgetown, regardless of their financial need.
The Georgetown Fund is the university’s main giving priority, but parents may also support student affairs, athletics, or Dean’s Leadership Funds for Georgetown’s four undergraduate schools.
The future of Georgetown University depends on the generous support of family and friends as well as alumni. Major gifts allow the university to promote excellence; attract and retain the most deserving students; recruit and support world-class faculty and researchers; and enhance and broaden Georgetown’s research, education, and outreach programs.
Endowed scholarships, gifts to support capital projects, gifts of securities, and memorial gifts to honor loved ones are all ways to support the Georgetown experience.
Parents Leadership Council
The Parents Leadership Council (PLC) is composed of approximately 50 of Georgetown’s most engaged families, who serve the institution through meaningful philanthropy and volunteerism. Chaired by Rod and Janet Little (Parents’18, ’22), the PLC is an advisory and advocacy group, fostering a sense of community among parents of Georgetown students, and serving as thought partners with university leadership. The PLC meets twice a year on campus, building a strong network with each other and closely connecting with pan-campus partners. PLC families often also further the mission of Georgetown in their respective communities through hosting events, making welcome calls to new families and participating in professional development opportunities for students. Council members champion and move forward Georgetown’s priorities through annual support of $25,000 or greater. PLC families begin a strong relationship of giving to Georgetown—while their children are on campus and beyond—to form long-lasting Georgetown legacies to endure for generations.
For more information, please contact Nicole Addazio, Senior Director of Development for Family Philanthropy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-687-2083.
McDonough School of Business Parents Advisory Council
The work of the Parents Advisory Council is critical to the school’s ability to realize its aspiration to be recognized as a global leader in undergraduate business education. PAC members provide financial resources to help fund curricular and co-curricular programs that produce transformational educational experiences – both at Georgetown and abroad. For more information about this board, please contact Tilly Carpenter, Senior Director of Development for the McDonough School of Business, at 202-687-1890.