Alumni Club Awards

2017 Charles R. Fazio Volunteer of the Year
(for clubs in a market with more than 2,000 alumni)

Gerard Alolod (F'05)

2017 Owen-Riggs Volunteer of the Year
(for clubs in a market with fewer than 2,000 alumni)

Sargon Daniel (B'04)

2017 Club of the Year
(for clubs in a market with more than 2,000 alumni)

Georgetown Club of Metro New York

2017 Club of the Year
(for clubs in a market with fewer than 2,000 alumni)

Georgetown Club of Austin

2017 International Club of the Year

Georgetown Club of Korea

2017 Community Service Program Award

Georgetown Club of Philadelphia, for their involvement with Gift of Life Family House

2017 Educational Program Award

Georgetown Club of the United Kingdom, for its Shakespeare Day Event

2017 Social Program Award

Georgetown Club of Northern California, for its Napa Event

Regional Communications Strategy Award

Georgetown Club of Atlanta

 

The Georgetown University Alumni Association Alumni Club Recognition Awards are annually awarded to regional alumni clubs who have excelled in developing innovative and meaningful programs through the local club that reflect the character and spirit of Georgetown. We aim to recognize both the diversity and depth of alumni clubs through the various award categories. Clubs leaders and members have the opportunity to nominate themselves for these awards, which are then selected by a special committee on the GUAA Board of Governors. Awards are distributed during the annual Awards Banquet held during Fall Leadership Weekend, where club leaders can accept their award publicly before the Board of Governors and receive the recognition they so deserve. Take a look at the award descriptions to see which awards you may be able to qualify for next year!

Award Descriptions


Charles R. Fazio Club Volunteer of the Year Award (Clubs in a market with more than 2,000 alumni)

Charles R. Fazio (C'57) exemplified distinguished service to the Georgetown University Alumni Association as past president, chair of the Annual Fund, as well as club and class leader. A John Carroll Award recipient, he was an innovator in alumni programming and a visionary in the development of a more inclusive alumni awards structure to recognize volunteer leaders locally, regionally, and nationally. In 2007, the Club Volunteer of the Year Award was aptly renamed in memory of Charles R. Fazio, to honor the memory of our departed friend, and fellow Hoya, Charlie.

Owen-Riggs Club Volunteer of the Year Award (Clubs in a market with fewer than 2,000 alumni)

Georgetown Alumni Club of the Year Award (Clubs in a market with more than 2,000 alumni)

The Georgetown University Alumni Association recognizes over 75 alumni clubs throughout the world. This award is presented to the Georgetown Alumni Club that demonstrates outstanding leadership, alumni event planning, and innovative programming throughout the fiscal year.

Georgetown Alumni Club of the Year Award (Clubs in a market with fewer than 2,000 alumni)

The Georgetown University Alumni Association recognizes over 75 alumni clubs throughout the world. This award is presented to the Georgetown Alumni Club that demonstrates outstanding leadership, alumni event planning, and innovative programming throughout the fiscal year.

International Club of the Year Award

The Georgetown University Alumni Association recognizes over 75 alumni clubs throughout the world. This award is presented to the international Georgetown Alumni Club that demonstrates outstanding leadership, alumni event planning, and innovative programming throughout the fiscal year.

Georgetown Alumni Community Service Program of the Year Award

Community service is an integral part of leadership and learning at Georgetown University. This award is presented to an alumni club that promotes University values of giving back, community leadership, and cura personalis within their alumni club. This award can be presented to an individual leader or overall event oriented around community service.

Georgetown Alumni Educational Program of the Year

The Georgetown University Alumni Association promotes values in line with the University mantra, cura personalis. This award is presented to the Georgetown Alumni Club that demonstrates exceptional achievement in leadership, alumni event planning, and innovative programming that engages Georgetown University and its support of alumni as lifelong learners.

Georgetown Alumni Social Program of the Year

Georgetown alumni clubs host over 1,000 social events each year. Successful events build upon key factors such as exceptional leadership, strong volunteer support, and our shared Georgetown experience. This award is presented to the Georgetown Alumni Club that engages the local Georgetown community through an outstanding social event that demonstrates innovation and engagement.

Georgetown Alumni Regional Communications Strategy of the Year

Georgetown alumni clubs are in constant communication with their regional alumni through several outlets including newsletters, social media, and more. Successful regional communications require exceptional leadership, as well as a strategy to effectively share knowledge, market the club brand, advertise events, and highlight club achievements. This award is presented to the Georgetown Alumni Club that engages the local community through an outstanding communications strategy that interacts with alumni across various media and technology platforms with clear messaging, branding, and innovative approaches to get the word out about their club.

Past Winners


Charles R. Fazio Club Volunteer of the Year Award

2004 - Walter William Burford (L'89); John Edward McMullan (C'91); Jose Montero Jr. (MBA'01)

2005 - Joy Lyu Monahan (C'91, G'94)

2006 - Stephanie Ortbals-Tibbs (C'91)

2007 - Michael P. Burke (SLL'68)

2008 - Joe Pergolizzi Jr., M.D. (R'00)

2009 - Seung-Hoon Lee (L'85)

2010 - Manuel T. Padilla (C'53, L'56)

2011 - Gladys Navarro de Gerbaud (B'94)

2012 - Paul Liguori (B'84, L'87)

2013 - Jeff Civillico (C'05)

2014 - Rosy Levy (C'88)

Winter 2015 Matt Kamenski (C'07)

Fall 2015 – Sean Redmond (F'97, S'00, MBA'11) (Market with more than 2,000 alumni)

Fall 2015 – Hester Honda (L'78) (Market with fewer than 2,000 alumni)

2016 - Paul Liebeskind (C'08) (Market with more than 2,000 alumni)

2017 - Gerard Alolod (F'05)

Owen-Riggs Club Volunteer of the Year Award

2016 - Lucy Flinn (C'86)

2017 - Sargon Daniel (B'04)

Club of the Year Award

2004 - Georgetown Club of Chicago

2005 - Georgetown Club of Philadelphia

2006 - Georgetown Club of Georgia

2007 - Georgetown Club of Miami

2008 - Georgetown Club of Orange County

2009 - Georgetown Club of Dallas/Fort Worth

2010 - Georgetown Club of the United Kingdom

2011 - Georgetown Club of Orange County

2012 - Georgetown Club of Georgia

2013 - Georgetown Club of Chicago

2014 - Georgetown Club of Metropolitan DC

Winter 2015 – Georgetown Club of Northern California

Fall 2015 – Georgetown Club of Los Angeles (Market with more than 2,000 alumni)

2016 - Georgetown Club of Philadelphia (Market with more than 2,000 alumni)

2016 - Georgetown Club of Houston (Market with fewer than 2,000 alumni)

2017 - Georgetown Club of Metro New York (Market with more than 2,000 alumni)

2017 - Georgetown Club of Austin (Market with fewer than 2,000 alumni)

International Club of the Year Award

2015 – Georgetown Club of Singapore

2016 - Georgetown Club of Hong Kong

2017 - Georgetown Club of Korea

Emerging Club of the Year Award

2013 - Georgetown Club of Panama

2014 - Georgetown Club of Germany

2015 – Georgetown Club of Turkey

Community Service Program Award

2004 - Georgetown Club of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.

2005 - Georgetown Club of Northern New Jersey

2006 - Georgetown Club of San Diego

2007 - Georgetown Club of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.

2008 - Georgetown Club of Northern New Jersey

2009 - Georgetown Club of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.

2010 - Georgetown Club of Orange County

2011 - Georgetown Club of Los Angeles

2012 - Georgetown Club of Miami

2013 - Georgetown Club of Georgia

2014 - Georgetown Club of Los Angeles

Fall 2015 – Georgetown Club of Metropolitan New York

Winter 2015 – Georgetown Club of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.

2016 - Georgetown Club of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.

2017 - Georgetown Club of Philadelphia, for their involvement with Gift of Life Family House

Educational Program Award

2004 - Georgetown Club of France

2005 - Georgetown Club of Argentina/Uruguay

2006 - Georgetown Club of Orange County

2007 - Georgetown Club of Mexico

2008 - Georgetown Club of Cincinnati

2009 - Georgetown Club of Cincinnati

2011 - Georgetown Club of Georgia

2012 - Georgetown Club of Panama

2013 - Georgetown Club of the United Kingdom

2014 - Georgetown Club of Georgia

Winter 2015 – Georgetown Club of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.

Fall 2015 – Georgetown Club of San Diego

2016 - Georgetown Club of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.

2017 - Georgetown Club of the United Kingdom, for its Shakespeare Day Event

Social Program Award

2004 - Georgetown Club of Metropolitan New York, Georgetown Club of Northern New Jersey

2005 - Georgetown Club of Orange County

2006 - Georgetown Club of Hawaii

2007 - Georgetown Club of Naples

2008 - Georgetown Club of the United Kingdom

2009 - Georgetown Club of Northern California

2010 - Georgetown Club of Northern California

2011 - Georgetown Club of the United Kingdom

2012 - Georgetown Club of Los Angeles

2013 - Georgetown Club of Los Angeles

2014 - Georgetown Club of Costa Rica

Winter 2015 - Georgetown Club of Austin

Fall 2015 – Georgetown Club of Washington, D.C.

2016 - Georgetown Club of the United Kingdom

2017 - Georgetown Club of Northern California, for its Napa Event

Regional Communications Strategy Award

2017 - Georgetown Club of Atlanta