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.


Marc Morial (L’83)

Marc Morial, who has been described as one of the few national leaders to possess “street smarts”, and “boardroom savvy”, is the current President and CEO of the National Urban League, the nation’s largest historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization.

He served as the highly successful and popular Mayor of New Orleans as well as the President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He previously was a Louisiana State Senator, and was a lawyer in New Orleans with an active, high profile practice.

He is a leading voice on the national stage in the battle for jobs, education, housing and voting rights equity.

A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, and the University of Pennsylvania, he has been recognized as one of the 100 most influential Black Americans by Ebony Magazine, one of the top 50 Non Profit Leaders by the Non Profit Times, one of the 100 Most Influential Black Lawyers in America and he has also been inducted into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame in Atlanta, GA.

Kirk Blackman
Kirk Blackman (B'89)
Sundaa Bridgett-Jones
Sundaa Bridgett-Jones (F'93)
Mannone Butler
Mannone Butler (B'94, L'99)
Paul Butler
Paul Butler
Rashawn Davis
Rashawn Davis (C'14)
Alyssa Harvey Dawson (L'96)
Brian Ferguson (C'18)
Corey Field
Corey Field
David Graff
David Graff (L'95)
Taylor Griffin
Taylor Griffin (C'14)
Sam Harvey (L'83)
Kaya Henderson
Kaya Henderson (F'92, EML'07, H'12)
Marc Howard
Marc Howard (L'11)
Happy Johnson
Happy Johnson (C'07)
Tracy Carmen Jones
Tracy Carmen Jones (B'85)
Tyree Jones
Tyree Jones (L'86, Parent'21)
Kim Keenan
Kim Keenan (F'83)
Adrian Mebane (C'91)
Marc Morial
Marc Morial (L'83)
Laetitia Morrisson
Laetitia Morrisson (G'11)
Elizabeth Nalunga
Elizabeth Nalunga (SFS'19)
Lillie Nkenchor
Lillie Nkenchor (L'18)
Morris W. O’Kelly
Morris O'Kelly (B'91)
Tiffany Perkins-Munn
Tiffany Perkins-Munn (C'91)
Liza Jessie Peterson
Liza Jessie Peterson (C'89)
Michael Steele
Michael Steele (L'91)
Willie Tate
Willie Tate (B'94)
Mark Thompson
Mark Thompson (C'83)
Tammee Thompson
Tammee Thompson (C'91)
Ernest Tuckett
Ernest Tuckett (C'92, L'95)
Jason White
Jason White (B'99)
Curtis White
Curtis White (L'71)
Muriel Wilkins (B'92)
Rohan Williamson (Parent'14, '18)
Ryan Wilson
Ryan Wilson (C'12, L'15)
Eric Woods
Eric Woods (B'91)


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.


Recent undergraduate alumni (2015-2019)

Regular: $150

Recent graduate alumni (2015-2019)

Early bird*: $200 / Regular: $250

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.


Georgetown University Conference Center

Rate: $159/night

Reserve by: 8/27/19

Book online »

Book by phone: 1 (888) 902-1606 or (202) 687-3200 and reference Georgetown University Black Alumni Summit or group ID 247271

Four Seasons

Rate: $325/night

Reserve by: 8/1/19

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Promo code: CI0919GBA

Book by phone: (202) 944-9151 and reference Georgetown University Black Alumni Summit

Key Bridge Marriott

Rate: $109/night

Reserve by: 9/5/19

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Book by phone: (703) 524-6400 and reference Georgetown University 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 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 celebration dinner on Saturday