Alumna dies in apparent suicide in NYC
Jessica Fashano (MSB ’05), an investment banking associate with Citi Global Markets died Saturday in an apparent suicide, jumping from the Trump Place in New York.
During her time at Citi, Fashano led the fundraising efforts of the company for campaigns to raise money for New Yorkers in need. She also participated in fundraising for the Acumen Fund, an organization that invests in businesses serving the poor in developing countries.
Fashano had been treated for depression, but her friends and family were shocked to hear about her suicide. She did not leave a note, and a resident of the apartment complex where she jumped from told The New York Times that she seemed “alert and aware,” asking the resident how to get to the roof.
Fashano was pronounced dead at 8:13 a.m. when police found her in the courtyard of the complex.
Police do not suspect foul play in the incident.
See below for a statement from MSB Undergraduate Dean Norean Sharpe in response to Fashano’s death:
Statement on the Death of Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Alumna Jessica Fashano
Attributed to Norean Sharpe, Undergraduate Dean, McDonough School of Business
December 20, 2010
The Georgetown University McDonough School of Business community was saddened to learn of the death of alumna Jessica Fashano (MSB ’05) on Saturday. An investment banking associate with Citi Global Markets, Jessica’s true passion was in helping others. During her time in New York, she organized fundraisers for numerous charitable organizations, including the global charity Acumen Fund, which makes small-business loans to people in developing countries, and Harboring Hearts Foundation, which provides lodging at modest prices for cardiac patients. She also supported The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund. Jessica will be greatly missed by all of the Georgetown faculty and her former business school classmates. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jessica’s family and many friends during this difficult time.