About the Wall Street Alliance

The Georgetown University Wall Street Alliance brings together more than 10,000 Georgetown alumni, parents and friends in the business community. Georgetown University alumni have developed into a significant force in the Wall Street financial community. Leadership positions at Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and numerous other major firms are held by Georgetown graduates. In 1995, a number of these leaders joined then-President Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J., in creating the Georgetown University Wall Street Alliance.

The group works to raise Georgetown's profile and that of its alumni, parents and friends in business; to create and participate in networking opportunities for business professionals; to provide networking, mentoring and scholarship support to current and future Georgetown students and to build relationships between members' firms and the university for the mutually beneficial exchange of resources.


The Wall Street Alliance Board of Advisors consists of 97 board members. There are five chairs who head the board.


In 1993, William P. Frank (C'63), Victor R. Wright [father of Jennifer (C'96) and Samantha (C'99)] and James F. Higgins (B'70) independently proposed that the university develop a Wall Street affinity group. Each had seen similar groups at peer institutions and recognized the benefits of such an alliance, both for individual members and for universities and their students.

In 1995, the Wall Street Alliance was founded. It sponsors several events annually featuring prominent speakers. 

In 2000, the alliance established The Wall Street Alliance Scholarship Fund for undergraduate students. The Fund was inaugurated at the first annual Wall Street Alliance Scholarship Dinner in March 2001. 

The alliance also helps Georgetown students explore careers in business through connections with alliance members and by providing ongoing assistance to the Main Campus, MBA, SFS, and Law Center career centers.