Class of 2010 Fund donates $37,793

It’s no small feat convincing graduating seniors to donate money in the midst of a poor job market. Yet, the Class of 2010 Fund did just that. “It’s tough for young people to make commitments when there’s a lot of uncertainty,” Ben Jarrett, Assistant Director in the Office of Advancement, said. “But, we know how […]

Young alumni donations rise compared to last year

Aided by the University’s ongoing efforts to raise funds for the 1789 Scholarship Imperative, young alumni donations increased by 25 percent in the past year. The Office of Advancement saw a similar jump in the number of young alumni donors, who are defined as members of the five most-recently graduated classes. Nearly 30 percent more […]

Class of 2008 leads young alumni in University gifts

We know you’ve all been waiting on the edge of your seats with one question burning deep into the backs of your minds: What recently graduated class raised the most young alumni donations this past year? As of this morning—which is the last day of the 2010 fiscal year, in case you didn’t mark your […]

Funding board leaders roundly reject GUSA Fund

The planned GUSA Fund would make it rain Leaders from all six advisory boards voted against creating the GUSA Fund at a Funding Board meeting today, but the Finance and Appropriations Committee will still be able to pass the GUSA Fund through the Funding Board without their approval. At the meeting, advisory board leaders voiced […]

GUSA Senate approves long-anticipated GUSA Fund, giving clubs a way to circumnavigate SAC

After years of clashing with SAC and bandying about the possibility of GUSA-sponsored club funding, the GUSA Senate passed a bill yesterday afternoon creating a GUSA Fund which will allow GUSA to provide an alternative mode of funding for clubs. Longtime SAC-critic Nick Troiano (COL ’11—Village A A-D) introduced the bill, which would create “the […]

GUSA Roundup: Special elections spectacular

Tracy Flick for GUSA Senate! SPECIAL ELECTION RESULTS: The election commission ran a successful special election that culminated in the election of the following senators: Townhouses: Matthew Ginsberg with 35 votes Harbin 6-9: Clara Gustafson with 46 votes Copley: Shaalin Parekh with 52 votes Village A E-H: Nolan Johnson with 15 votes The only apparent […]

Class of 2009 Fund raises $22,360 with 55% of seniors donating

Trying to get college seniors to give to their soon-to-be alma mater during one of the worst recessions in recent history is no small task. So how did Georgetown’s Class of 2009 senior class fundraising committee do? Well, when we checked in with them in April, they had about $13,000 in the coffers and 32% […]

Checking in with the Class of 2009 Fund: $13,000 and counting

YouTube commenter cleverness: “Fine, I’ll give, but promise you’ll use the money for a better camera” How’s the senior class doing philanthropy-wise?  Vox checked in with Class of 2009 Fund co-Chairs Kenneth Gillette (COL ’09) and Chloe Waddington (SFS ’09) for an update: The senior class currently has a 32% give rate, much higher than […]

The Angert “conspiracy” that’s jeopardizing next year’s budget

How is GUSA doing on this year’s approval of the budget? I’m glad you asked. Here’s how Matt Wagner (SFS ’11) broke it down to the Senate yesterday. “We have a budget the Senate voted ‘no’ on, and no new budget from the Funding Board, [the group of seven Senators and six heads of other […]