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Each year, philanthropy from our parent community supports scholarships, academic units, intercollegiate athletics, service initiatives, student affairs and so much more. Last year, Georgetown received more than $10 million in gifts from generous parents, making it one of the most robust philanthropic parent communities in the nation.
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 our 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.
Your support of Georgetown University directly benefits thousands of Hoyas every day, enabling them to make a difference in their communities and around the world. There are many ways to make a gift today. For more information, please visit giving.georgetown.edu/parents.
The Parents Leadership Council (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, 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.
The McDonough School of Business (MSB) 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.
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Georgetown University has a best-in-class student philanthropy program among peer institutions throughout the country. For the past several years, over 50% of all undergraduate students have made a gift to Georgetown through the One for Georgetown and Senior Class Fund campaigns.
The One for Georgetown campaign is led by the 1634 Society, a student organization on the Hilltop that seeks to build a culture of philanthropy among Hoya undergraduate students through educational initiatives, connections to alumni, and annual signature events, including TAG (Thanking Alumni and Friends for Giving) Day during their Philanthropy Awareness Week in the fall and the One for Georgetown campaign in the Spring. Georgetown’s Senior Class Fund celebrates the accomplishments of each senior class and creates a lasting symbol of the importance of sustaining and strengthening Georgetown’s culture of philanthropy.
Since its start in 2013, the 1634 Society’s One for Georgetown campaign has annually broken its own records for underclassmen giving participation rates and has achieved almost 60% giving from the freshman class, over 50% giving from the sophomore class, and almost 40% giving from the junior class. Georgetown’s Senior Class Fund is a Hilltop tradition that dates back to at least the 80s, but in its current format launched in 2012, almost every senior class has set a new Georgetown senior class giving record, which currently stands at 82% participation and ranks in the top tier of all senior class giving programs in the country.
The One for Georgetown campaign was unfortunately canceled and the Senior Class Fund campaign cut short last year due to Georgetown’s transition to a virtual learning environment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, both the 1634 Society and Senior Class Fund are even more motivated to lead record-breaking campaigns once again this year.