About the 2019 Black Alumni Summit

Since 2015, Georgetown University has hosted the biennial Black Alumni Summit to celebrate the professional and personal achievements of our diverse and accomplished Black alumni community. The Summit brings undergraduate and graduate Black alumni from across the globe, classes, schools, eras, professions, and walks of life back to the Hilltop to reconnect with each other and with the university.

Through four days of topical programming, networking, and social activities, we hope to channel the vast and underutilized energy of Black alumni toward a heightened level of community and university stewardship—an ambition exemplified by this year’s theme:

Passion. Purpose. Impact.

These three words speak directly to the phenomenal spirit of our brilliant community. Our ambitions and passions span a wide array of disciplines, and in tapping into our unique purposes both professionally and personally, we are empowered to create long-lasting impact on the university and beyond.

At BAS, we’ll explore the diversity of ways Black Hoyas are pursuing this path, through political engagement, medicine, criminal justice reform, wealth creation, technology, and corporate social responsibility, to name a few. We’ll consider what it means to be a Hoya. And we’ll appreciate the power of our community—across decades, campuses, and disciplines—to make the world a better place.

Keynote Speakers

Marc Morial
Marc Morial (L’83)
Michael Steele
Michael Steele (L’91)
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Eleanor Holmes Norton (H'77, H'99, H'18)

Speakers

Michelle Bernard
Michelle Bernard (L'88)
Kirk Blackman
Kirk Blackman (B'89)
Sundaa Bridgett-Jones
Sundaa Bridgett-Jones (F'93)
Mannone Butler
Mannone Butler (B'94, L'99)
Paul Butler
Rashawn Davis (C'14)
Alyssa Harvey Dawson (L'96)
Brionne Dawson (F'02)
John J. DeGioia
Brian Ferguson (C'18)
Corey Fields
Corey Fields
David Graff
David Graff (L'95)
Taylor Griffin
Taylor Griffin (C'14)
Sam Harvey (L'83)
Joel Hellman
Marc Howard
Marc Howard (L'11)
Tony Johnson (G'18)
Happy Johnson
Happy Johnson (C'07)
Tracy Carmen Jones
Tracy Carmen Jones (B'85)
Tyree Jones (L'86, Parent'21)
Kim Keenan
Kim Keenan (F'83)
Kay Madati (C'95)
Adrian Mebane (C'91)
Marc Morial
Marc Morial (L'83)
Laetitia Morrisson
Laetitia Morrisson (G'11)
Elizabeth Nalunga
Elizabeth Nalunga (F'19)
Lillie Nkenchor
Lillie Nkenchor (L'18)
Eleanor Holmes Norton (H'77, H'99, H'18)
Morris O'Kelly (B'91)
Tiffany Perkins-Munn
Tiffany Perkins-Munn (C'91)
Liza Jessie Peterson
Liza Jessie Peterson (C'89)
Michael Steele (L’91)
Willie Tate
Willie Tate (B'94)
Tammee Thompson (C'91)
Mark Thompson
Mark Thompson (C'83)
Ernest Tuckett
Ernest Tuckett (C'92, L'95)
Curtis White
Curtis White (L'71)
Jason White
Jason White (B'99)
Muriel Wilkins (B'92)
Rohan Williamson (Parent'14, '18)
Ryan Wilson
Ryan Wilson (C'12, L'15)
Eric Woods
Eric Woods (B'91)
Zaid Zaid (F'97)

INDIVIDUAL SPONSORSHIP

We appreciate your support of the Black Alumni Summit with a gift at any level.

Samuel A Halsey Jr. Sponsor ($5,000)

In honor of Georgetown’s first African American undergraduate alumnus, Samuel A Halsey Jr., you may give a gift of $5,000.

Norma Holloway Johnson Sponsor ($2,500)

You may also choose to give a gift of $2,500 in honor of Norma Holloway Johnson, the first African American Alumna of the Law Center.

These sponsorship selections can be made when you register for the Summit.

Corporate Sponsorship

Georgetown University invites you to sponsor its biennial Black Alumni Summit, a four-day event to be held September 26–29, 2019.

Uniting Black alumni from around the globe as well as different classes, schools, eras, professions, and walks of life, the Summit provides an opportunity to share experiences, ideas, and expertise.

Pricing

Recent undergraduate alumni (2015-2019)

Early bird*: $150 / Regular: $250

Recent graduate alumni (2015-2019)

Early bird*: $200 / Regular: $300

Undergraduate Alumni

Early bird*: $250 / Regular: $350

Graduate Alumni

Early bird*: $250 / Regular: $350

*Early-bird price ends July 10, 2019
Registration fee is refundable if canceled by September 13, 2019.

Accommodations

Georgetown University Conference Center

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FAQs

The Georgetown University Black Alumni Summit is a biennial gathering planned by and for the Black alumni community of Georgetown University. In collaboration with the Office of Advancement, our ambition is to bring together Black alumni from across the globe to the Hilltop — representing various classes, schools, professions and walks of life — to reconnect with each other and with the university. Through interactive programming including panel discussions, networking events, and social activities, we hope to channel the vast and underutilized energy of Georgetown's Black alumni toward a heightened level of community and university stewardship.

The Black Alumni Summit will be held from Thursday, September 26 to Sunday, September 29, 2019 on Georgetown’s main campus.

All Georgetown University Alumni

The Summit is specifically designed to connect Black alumni across classes, eras and schools. We tap into the powerful networks of our Black alumni to create a weekend that will forge new connections and energize existing ones, as well as draw inspiration, share information, and impact our community. The summit will:

  • Engage attendees through timely and relevant topics during panel discussions with alumni and faculty experts,
  • Support alumni outreach and connections through networking and social activities, and
  • Celebrate the accomplishments of the many Black alumni who are furthering the Georgetown mission to serve as women and men for others both in their respective communities and worldwide.

Your registration includes admission to every panel throughout the weekend. Additionally, it includes:

  • Breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch, and heavy hors d’oeuvres on Friday
  • Breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch, and the Gala on Saturday

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