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Our Mission

In the spirit of the Catholic and Jesuit value of men and women for others, our mission is to meaningfully serve the current and future global university community to advance, support, and sustain the mission and strategic ambitions of Georgetown University through comprehensive engagement and philanthropic partnership. Our mission is to build the best, most professional, highest-performing, and innovation-oriented advancement organization in American higher education.

One Community, One Story

We are dedicated professionals with a unifying mission to serve Georgetown’s present and future needs by managing the University’s relationship with alumni, parents, friends, and corporate partners. Our work has created and funded scholarship opportunities, new capital projects, medical research, faculty chairs, community service initiatives, and key programmatic support.

When our constituents ask, “Why Georgetown?” in deciding to give back to the Institution, we strive to provide an answer through the way we work, by how we speak about Georgetown, and most importantly, by the mark that we leave on each and every individual. All 260+ members of our organization work thoughtfully and collaboratively to understand our University’s needs and strategic priorities, speak passionately about the significance of Georgetown, and leave a memorable impression of how a culture of philanthropy makes for years of life-changing impact for our students and the greater community.

We recognize that our people are critical in this pursuit. We have talented teams that are motivated and inspired to do transformational work each day. By focusing on collaboration and partnership, we foster an environment of high performance and a care for every single person in our organization and the impact that they will have on the world around them.

We are launching a new, multi-billion-dollar university-wide comprehensive fundraising campaign that will bring Georgetown closer to its full philanthropic potential. Together, we are motivated to tap into an increasingly large and diverse constituent base, understand the experiences and stories of our donors, connect them to Georgetown and our critical university priorities, cultivate authentic relationships, make empowering asks, recognize their generosity and meaningfully steward them, and continually strengthen our culture of giving.

“At the heart of our work in Advancement is supporting the University in advancing its mission – to contribute to the greater good of our global society through education, research, and service. We foster connection within and beyond the Georgetown community and seek philanthropic support for the institution and its priorities…”

—R. Bartley Moore, Vice President of Advancement
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Commitment to Our Jesuit Values

As a part of the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit University established in 1789, Georgetown’s Office of Advancement is grounded in the Jesuit values of Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (“For the Greater Glory of God”), Cura Personalis (“Care of the Whole Person”), People for Others, Contemplation in Action, Academic Excellence, Educating the Whole Person, Faith and Justice, Interreligious Understanding, and Community in Diversity. Through these values, we are dedicated to building an organization that engages in and promotes diversity and inclusion, professional growth, personal development, service and mission-oriented work, and work-life balance.

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Commitment to Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Georgetown University’s Office of Advancement is committed to a safe, equitable, diverse, and inclusive work environment that honors the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of our colleagues and the Georgetown community. Consistent with our Jesuit values, we aim to foster a culture that accepts and cares for each individual, and we believe this is central to achieving our goals in support of Georgetown’s mission.

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Structure Matters

We have a centralized organizational structure with 13 teams that are empowered to serve the needs of our constituents. From frontline development, accurately recording and managing gifts, to large-scale campaign planning, running global engagement events, to executing strategic data analytics, we have talented teams that are dedicated to furthering the philanthropic mission of Georgetown each day.