Extraordinary Gift Establishes FIVE Academic Chairs
In December 2008, Georgetown received what was then the largest gift in its history: a $75 million bequest from the estate of Robert McDevitt (C'40) to endow faculty positions. Just over two years later, in March 2011, Georgetown formally inaugurated the first four McDevitt Chairs, who will lead in the spirit characterized by McDevitt and his late wife, Catherine.
Read More About the McDevitt Gift
Learn more about Robert McDevitt, his family and the impact of their philanthropy in the official press release announcing the gift.
Learn More About the McDevitt Chairs
Find out more about Georgetown University's five McDevitt Chairs through clicking their names below.
How Endowed Gifts Have Permanent Impact
Gifts to the endowment form the permanent capital of the university and provide support far into the future. Read more.
Learn About Planned Giving
Assets from your estate can make your dream come to fruition. Read more.
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