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.

Sep 2016

Julian De La Paz (F’15)

Julian De La Paz is the son of a single mother from El Paso, Texas. “I remember the first time I stepped on to campus. I know it sounds quite cliché, but it was love at first sight,” he recalls. Days...
Supporting Students
Aug 2016

A Blessing for Me—and My Family

The 1789 GSP Catholic/Jesuit Heritage Scholarship Each basketball season, the Georgetown Scholarship Program (GSP) hosts a special gathering forscholarship students and GSP alumni in one of the...
Zachary Kay (F’16) (left) speaks with Kieran J. Fallon (F’88, Parent’19) during the Scholarship Recognition Event in April.
Jul 2016

Georgetown Scholarship Program Offers Unparalleled Support - Zach Kay (F’16)

Zachary Kay (F’16) (left) speaks with Kieran J. Fallon (F’88, Parent’19) during the Scholarship Recognition Event in April. How the Georgetown Scholarship Program made a ‘phenomenal difference’ in...
Jun 2016

Karches Scholars Thrive on the Hilltop

Donors and scholarship recipients at the annual Scholarship Recognition Event Front row (l. to r.): Aubrey Wetzelberg (F'17), Annee Lyons (C'18), Angelica Garcia (C'18), Linh Tran (C'16). Back row (l...
Transformative Opportunities
Judith Costello Bedell (I’66)
Mar 2016

$1M Endowed Fund to Support Catholic Campus Ministry

Georgetown University received a $1 million gift from Judith Costello Bedell (I’66) in support of Catholic Campus Ministry. When fully funded, the endowment will be dedicated to the Catholic Chaplain...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Nov 2014

Maggie Little, Kennedy Institute of Ethics director

NOVEMBER 18, 2014 – A $3.6 MILLION GIFT from an alumna will fund a faculty chair in ethics and expand Georgetown’s Ethics Lab, an innovative class environment that has students engaging with ethical...
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...