Greetings, Hoyas!!

We are ecstatic to invite you to join us September 26–29, 2019 for Georgetown University’s 3rd Black Alumni Summit (BAS). This Summit will include all of the ingredients that have made the previous Summits successful and special. From dynamic alumni keynotes and topically relevant panels to opportunities for networking and fellowship, the 2019 BAS promises to be a marvelous experience! We are also pleased to share that BAS has expanded its invitation to graduate alumni, which will enable us to more fully appreciate the breadth and depth of our community’s excellence.

We’d like to formally acknowledge founding BAS Co-Chair Tammee Thompson, who has recently been appointed as Vice-Chair of Georgetown University's Board of Regents. The BAS owes a debt of gratitude to Tammee as her leadership and commitment were critical to the success that the BAS has enjoyed in the past. In Tammee’s stead, Mannone Butler (B’94, L’99), who serves as the Vice-Chair for the Georgetown University African American Advisory Board and has chaired Georgetown’s Patrick Healy Dinner over the past four years, will be serving as co-chair. We look forward to the 2019 BAS and invite you to check out the BAS website for exciting updates!

Hoya Saxa!

Eric Woods signature     Mannone Butler signature

Eric Woods (B’91) and Mannone Butler (B’94, L’99)



Sponsors make the Black Alumni Summit possible. With your support, the 2019 Summit will feature an exciting line-up of intellectual and social programming, culminating in an unforgettable experience for our community. Sponsorship package details will be available soon; in the meantime, please contact GUBlackAlumniSummit@gmail.com for more information about supporting the 2019 Black Alumni Summit.


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 two days of 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 campus at Georgetown.

All alumni of Georgetown University

This is the only Georgetown University event 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.

This is the only Georgetown University event specifically designed to connect Black alumni across classes, eras, and schools. By tapping into the powerful networks of our Black alumni, we are able to create a weekend that will forge new connections and energize existing ones, inspire and impact our alumni and students, share information across our community, and establish lasting connections between one another and the university. During three days of programming, 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.

Yes! This year, we are excited to share that we have expanded our reach and warmly welcome Georgetown’s graduate program community to this year’s Black Alumni Summit.

If you are interested in bringing a guest, please email advancementevents@georgetown.edu.

Your registration includes admission to every panel throughout the weekend. Additionally, it includes breakfast, lunch and heavy hors d’oeuvres on Friday, and lunch, coffee breaks, and the celebration dinner on Saturday.