Black Alumni Summit


Highlighting members of our community, representing the diverse ways in which we are professionally and personally engaged, and uplifting our impactful work.

October 20-23, 2022

About the 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 returns this fall to celebrate Georgetown’s Black alumni, who channel their vast and valuable energy toward ever-higher levels of community and university stewardship.

From October 20–23, 2022, we invite Black alumni of all classes, schools, generations, professions, and walks of life from across the globe to the Conrad Hotel in Washington, D.C. to reconnect with each other and the university. The weekend will open with a Welcome Reception and Student/Alumni Networking Mixer and be followed by two days of networking and socializing, intellectual programming, group activities, and a keynote address, before culminating with a banquet.

All undergraduate and graduate alumni are welcome to attend. We look forward to reconnecting with you in October!

Highlights from the Black Alumni Summit 2022

Through interactive programming, including panel discussions, networking events, and social activities, we hope to channel the energy of Georgetown’s Black alumni toward a heightened level of community and university stewardship.

View video:

2022 Black Alumni Summit Leadership

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

Program Committee
Tanya Taylor (C’90)
Josephine Bias Robinson (F’91)
Erika Nedwell (C’14)
Khadijah Davis (NHS’15)
Karlyn Kieffer (B’95)
K’Sean Henderson (C’12, L’18)

Thank You To Our Sponsors! 

  • Platinum ($20,000)

    Georgetown University Alumni Association

    Sponsor listing as of October 17, 2022

  • Bronze ($5,000)

    • PwC
    • Mannone A. Butler (B’94, L’99)
    • DeWayne (B’01) and LaJwanne (B’04) Louis 
    • Tammee L. Thompson (C’91)
    • Eric Woods (B’91)

    Sponsor listing as of October 17, 2022

  • Blue ($2,500)

    • Michael C. Ford (L’84)

    Sponsor listing as of October 17, 2022

  • Gray ($1,000)

    • Melody Rollins Downes (SFS’93)
    • Bryan (C’84) and JuDonna (B’84) Foreman 
    • Malcolm D. Lee (C’92, Parent’24)
    • L. Toni Lewis, MD (C’93, M’04)
    • Cheryl Long (SFS’71, L’74)
    • Ty Mayberry (G’18)
    • Ramona Ortiz (SFS’89, L’94)
    • Kama Bethel Pierce (C‘91) and Joseph Aaron Pierce (B‘91)
    • Eric Rigaud (C’90)
    • Josephine Bias Robinson (SFS’91)
    • Donna Williams Rucker (L’86)
    • Darius Jackson Ryals (B’90)
    • Rick Sinkfield (SFS’91)
    • HIllary Thomas-Lake, PhD (SFS’88, Parent’18)
    • Muriel Maignan Wilkins (B’92)
    • John M. Young (EML’07)
    • Zaid Zaid (SFS’97)

    Sponsor listing as of October 17, 2022


Recent undergraduate alumni (2018-2022)
Early bird*: $175 / Regular: $275

Recent graduate alumni (2018-2022)
Early bird*: $225 / Regular: $325

Nonprofit/government rate
Early bird*: $200 / Regular: $300

Undergraduate/graduate alumni
Early bird*: $275 / Regular: $375

*Early-bird price ends on July 22, 2022.

Registration fee is refundable if canceled by October 7, 2022.



Group name: Georgetown University’s Black Alumni Summit

Call (202) 844-5900


  • Who should attend the summit?

    All Georgetown University alumni

  • Why should I attend the Black Alumni Summit?

    The summit is specifically designed to connect Black alumni across classes, generations, and schools. We tap into the powerful networks of our Black alumni to forge new connections and energize existing ones, as well as draw inspiration, share information, and make an impact in 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 people for others, both in their respective communities and worldwide.
  • Are graduate alumni of Georgetown able to participate in the summit?

    Yes. All are welcome.

  • Who should I contact if I need special accommodations?

    If you require special accommodations, please email

  • What does registration include?

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

    • Breakfast, lunch, afternoon break, and happy hour on Friday
    • Breakfast, lunch, afternoon break, the Gala, and after party on Saturday


Through this effort to stay connected between summits, we will regularly highlight members of our community, who represent the diverse ways in which we are professionally and personally engaged, and recognize our impactful work.

Additionally, we will convene our Critical Conversations series focused on elevating and collectively addressing timely issues that affect our community and facilitate opportunities for alumni to learn about efforts underway at Georgetown relevant to our community.

Watch past Critical Conversations on the Black Alumni Summit Facebook page »

We invite you to submit your recommendations for Hoyas to be featured and topics to be explored. Kindly forward your ideas to