USAID awards $19.8 million to Georgetown’s Institute for Reproductive Health

Georgetown’s Institute for Reproductive Health was awarded $19.8 million last week from the U.S. Agency for International Development toward a five-year project on fertility awareness and family planning in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. IRH, an integral part of the Georgetown University Medical Center, has outlined its goal to simplify family planning methods by measuring the impact […]

Anonymous donors match senior class donations

An anonymous “parent couple” has matched the donations made to Georgetown by this year’s graduating seniors, according to an email sent by Class of 2011 fund co-chairs Kirsten Hardy (SFS’11) and Quinn Portfolio (COL’11). “During yesterday’s convocation ceremony, an anonymous parent couple was deeply moved by the commitment to Georgetown that so many of us […]

Four chairs created by largest ever alumni donation

Stemming from an approximately $75 million donation given in late 2008, Georgetown University has created four diverse field chairs in memory of Robert McDevitt (COL ’40) and his wife Catherine. McDevitt left the University one-third of his estate prior to his death in September 2008. His wife died in April of the same year. The […]

Georgetown recieves $87 million for medical center

Yesterday, Georgetown announced that it received $87 million—the largest gift in University history—from the late Virginia Toulmin. Toulmin, who passed away in June, donated the money to the University’s medical center with instructions that it be used to support medical research. The gift will fund the Warwick Evans and Mary Mason Washington Evans Medical Research […]

Georgetown receives $6.75 million to research gastrointestinal cancers

Otto and Jeanne Ruesch, left, with Michael Kaiser The Georgetown Medical Center recently received a $6.75 million gift to do research on colon, pancreatic and other gastrointestinal cancers, according to Blue and Gray. The gift comes from Jeanne Ruesch, whose husband, local businessman and philanthropist Otto Ruesch, died of pancreatic cancer in 2004 at the […]

A princely visit to DeGioia

According to the awkwardly translated Bahrain News Agency, the Crown Prince of Bahrain visited campus on Wednesday and met with University President John J. DeGioia. The Bahrainis report that Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa was looking in on the many Bahraini students at Georgetown and weighing the possibility of expanding post-graduate scholarships. We got […]