$17 million alum donation to fund retreat center

A $17 million donation made by Arthur Calcagnini (COL ’54) and Nancy Calcagnini will fund the construction of the University’s long-planned retreat and contemplative center in Bluemont, Virginia. The Calagninis previously donated $1.5 million towards the ESCAPE program,… Read More

Georgetown wins approval to build Contemplative Center

Last Tuesday, the Clarke County Board of Supervisors voted to allow the University to move forward with its plans to build a retreat center in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The settlement reached between the Board and the University… Read More

Clarke County nixes Georgetown’s proposed Contemplative Center

The sun sets on Georgetown’s Blue Ridge Mountain dreams… Remember the proposed “Contemplative Center” in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northern Virginia that was supposed to serve as a home to Campus Ministry programs like ESCAPE?  Well, Georgetown… Read More

Georgetown retreat center inches closer to completion

After wrangling for two years, the Georgetown retreat center is closer to becoming reality, barring some wild NIMBYs: The county Planning Commission reviewed Georgetown’s plans for the center Friday and set a Dec. 5 public hearing on the… Read More

Bureaucracies collide on Contemplative Center construction

Georgetown announced in 2006 that it was going to use a 56-acre property it had bought the year before in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northern Virginia to build a “Contemplative Center.” Two years later, the University hasn’t… Read More