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.

Access & Affordability
Simpson family
Sep 2018

Gift Funds Scholarships, Catholic Retreats, MSB Initiatives

When Georgetown alumni and parents Paul (I’89) and Rebekah (C’88) Simpson decided to make a $1M gift to Georgetown, they wanted to focus the largest portion on financial aid as they wanted to enable...
Bruce and Ann Blume with Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor
Sep 2018

$10 Million Gift from Bruce (L’80) and Ann Blume Creates Blume Public Leadership Institute at Georgetown Law

Bruce (L’80) and Ann Blume (Parents ’08, ’20), have given $10 million to establish the Blume Public Leadership Institute at Georgetown University Law Center. The gift represents the largest one-time commitment in the history of Georgetown Law.

Teaching & Research
Sri Lanka
Aug 2018

Georgetown receives $1 million grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Grant supports research on women's economic mobility and workforce social enterprise
Access & Affordability
Devita Bishundat, Melissa “Missy” Foy
Apr 2018

Harvard Magazine Spotlights Georgetown’s Efforts to Support First-Gen, Low-Income Students

The Fall 2017 article recognizes Georgetown as having “established the playbook” for supporting students from under-resourced high schools.
Access & Affordability
18th Annual Wall Street Alliance Scholarship Dinner
Apr 2018

Wall Street Alliance Scholarship Dinner a Resounding Success

On March 1, 2018, Georgetown University’s Wall Street Alliance held its eighteenth annual Scholarship Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Nearly 700 guests came together to honor William...
WeWork White House
Mar 2018

$1.5 Million Gift to Create Entrepreneurial ‘Venture Lab’ Near White House

Behind some of D.C.'s most notable entities such as Sweetgreen and Luke's Lobster are innovative entrepreneurs who started at Georgetown. Thanks to a $1.5 million gift from Ted Leonsis (C'77) and family, the spirit of Hoya entrepreneurship continues.

rare books collage
Feb 2018

Library Receives In-Kind Gift of Rare Books

A gift from Thomas J. Healey (C’64) and family of over 1,500 works of modern fiction and poetry, important works in the fields of economics and business, and other works will immeasurably enrich in...
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Linda and Stanley Sher, Michael Atkins
Nov 2017

Immunotherapy Cancer Research Elevated Thanks to New Fluorescent Microscope at Georgetown Lombardi

High-end imaging device with analysis software is one of a few in the country Dr. Michael Atkins (center) with Linda and Stanley Sher of Washington, D.C., in a Georgetown Lombardi research laboratory...
Access & Affordability
His Majesty King Felipe VI (MSFS '95) and Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain exit Healy Hall at Georgetown University
Jul 2017

Georgetown Spain Foundation Establishes Endowed Scholarship

His Majesty King Felipe VI (MSFS '95) and Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain exit Healy Hall at Georgetown University July 21, 2017 – Because Spain's ruling monarch, King Felipe VI, earned a master's...
Nov 2016

Georgetown Receives $7.3 Million Gift for Global Business Education Expansion

A $7.3 million gift from the Baratta family to Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business will bolster the school’s efforts to educate global-ready leaders by extending more global education opportunities to undergraduates.