Wall Street Alliance Scholarship Dinner

Since 2000, the Wall Street Alliance has brought the Georgetown community in the New York metro area together at the annual Wall Street Alliance Scholarship Dinner to support Georgetown’s mission to meet the financial needs of its undergraduate students. On April 13, 2022, the Georgetown community came together at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City to celebrate the 2022 WSA Honoree, Caleb Pitters (SFS’97) and to support the Wall Street Alliance Endowed Scholarship and future scholars.

2022 Wall Street Alliance Honoree

Support the Wall Street Alliance Scholarship Fund

As a result of the long-standing tradition of the annual scholarship dinner, the Wall Street Alliance Scholarship is the second largest endowment scholarship fund benefitting Georgetown University, raising more than $17 million and supporting over 120 undergraduate students.

The economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have intensified the financial challenges facing students and families, making Georgetown’s foundational commitment to access, affordability, and student success in higher education all the more important.

To support undergraduate scholarships and the Wall Street Alliance Endowed Scholarship Fund, please make a gift here.

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Wall Street Alliance Scholarship Recipients

Meet past scholarship recipients and hear their Georgetown story.

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  • Caleb Pitters (SFS’97), Head of U.S. Nonprofit and Private Family Capital Practice, PIMCO (2022)
  • Mary Callahan Erdoes (C’89), CEO, JPMorgan Chase’s Asset and Wealth Management (2021 virtual)
  • Joseph Baratta (B’93), Global Head of Private Equity, Blackstone (2020)
  • Sonny Kalsi (B’90, Parent’25), CEO, BentallGreenOak (2020)
  • Ann Misiaszek Sarnoff (B’83, Parent’17), President, BBC Studios – Americas (2019)
  • William C. Sonneborn (B’92), President, EIG Global Energy Partners (2019)
  • William D. Anderson Jr. (B’88, L’94, Parent’16), Senior Managing Director and Global Head, Evercore (2018)
  • Michael Psaros (B’89, Parent ’21), Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner, KPS Capital Partners, LP (2018)
  • Andrew Feldstein (C’86), Co-Founder, CEO, and Co-CIO, BlueMountain Capital Management (2017)
  • Frank H. McCourt Jr. (C’75, Parent’05), Founder and CEO, McCourt LP (2017)
  • John D. Idol (Parent’14), Chairman and CEO, Michael Kors (2016)
  • Jay Jacobs (MBA’98), President and Managing Director, PIMCO (2016)
  • Rev. Otto H. Hentz, Associate Professor, Department of Theology, Georgetown University (2015)
  • The McBride Family (2015)
  • William J. Doyle (C’72, Parent’06), President and Chief Executive Officer, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (2014)
  • Henry A. Fernandez (C’79), Chairman, CEO and President, MSCI Inc. (2014)
  • John J. “Hap” Fauth IV (B’67), President and Chief Executive Officer, The Churchill Companies (2013)
  • Laurence A. “L.T.” Tosi III (C’90, L’94, G’94), Chief Financial Officer, Blackstone (2013)
  • Reena Aggarwal, Robert E. McDonough Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Finance and the Director of the Center for Financial Markets and Policy at Georgetown University (2012)
  • Theodore “Ted” J. Leonsis (C’77), the Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Majority Owner of Monumental Sports & Entertainment (2012)
  • Robert R. Billingsley (SFS’68), Vice Chairman, Cassidy Turley (2011)
  • Tim Brosnan (C’80), Executive Vice President, Business, Major League Baseball (2011)
  • Anthony R. Coscia (SFS’81), Partner, Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP (2010)
  • Charles O. Rossotti (C’62), Senior Advisor, Caryle Group (2010)
  • Lance L. Weaver (B’76), Senior Vice President, Bank of America (2009)
  • Virginia L. Mortara (Parent’04,’09), President, Michael & Virginia Mortara Foundation (2009)
  • Roger C. Altman (C’67), Founder and Chairman, Evercore Partnersand (2008)
  • Major Gen. James L. Jones, USMC (Ret.) (SFS’66), President and CEO, Institute for Energy of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Former Commandant of the United States Marine Corps (2008)
  • Catherine R. Kinney (H’04, Parent’02,’08), President and Co-Chief Operating Officer, New York Stock Exchange (2007)
  • Thomas J. Healey (C’64, Parent’95), Managing Partner, Healey Development LLC (2007)
  • Rev. Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J. (C’56), President Emeritus, Georgetown University (2006)
  • Edmond D. Villani (C’68), Chairman of the Board of Directors, Georgetown University (2006)
  • Vincent A. Wolfington (C’62), Chairman Emeritus, Carey International Inc.; Chairman of the Board, World Travel & Tourism Council (2005)
  • Domenico De Sole (Parent’04,’06), President and Chief Executive Officer, Gucci Group (2004)
  • Dick Grasso, Chairman and CEO, New York Stock Exchange (2003)
  • Charles M. Cawley (C’62), President, MBNA Corporation (2002)
  • Paul Tagliabue (C’62), Commissioner, National Football League (2001)

About the Wall Street Alliance

In 1993, William P. Frank (C’63), Victor R. Wright [father of Jennifer (C’96) and Samantha (C’99)], and James F. Higgins (B’70) independently proposed that the university develop a Wall Street affinity group. Each had seen similar groups at peer institutions and recognized the benefits of such an alliance, both for individual members and for universities and their students.

In 1995, the founding alumni leaders joined then-President Leo J. O’Donovan, S.J., in creating the Georgetown University Wall Street Alliance. In 2000, the founders created the Wall Street Alliance Scholarship Fund, leading to the creation of one of the largest endowments benefiting Georgetown, raising over $17 million and supporting over 120 undergraduate student scholars.

As the first alliance organization created at Georgetown University, the Wall Street Alliance is deeply committed to the continued engagement and purposeful focus on our diverse and global community of alumni, parents, and friends within the financial services and business industry.

To achieve this mission, the Wall Street Alliance endeavors to:

  • Help ensure the most deserving, ambitious, passionate students with wide-ranging experiences and backgrounds continue to choose Georgetown University for their undergraduate education regardless of their ability to pay, through fundraising initiatives supporting the Wall Street Alliance Scholarship Fund
  • Advance the network of Georgetown’s diverse alumni, parents, and friends within the global financial service and business communities
  • Celebrate changemakers who are creating solutions, influencing the world, and driving change
  • Support Georgetown’s mission to educate women and men to be reflective lifelong learners, to be responsible and active participants in civic life, and to live generously in service to others.

Wall Street Alliance is led by the Board of Advisors and five co-chairs:

Joseph Amato (B’84, Parent’13,’17,’19)
President and Chief Investment Officer of Equities
Neuberger Berman Group LLC

Suzanne Donohoe (C’92)
Partner and Global Head of Strategic Growth; Co-Chair, Inclusion and Diversity Council
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Damien Dwin (B’97)
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Lafayette Square

William Frank, Esq. (C’63, Parent’00,’02)
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP

Edward Wolfe (C’88, Parent’24)
Founder & Managing Partner
Wolfe Research