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Georgetown Village Hosts Fundraiser with Secretary Albright and Bill Plante

May 17, 2020

Georgetown Village is hosting for a Zoom webinar fundraiser on May 28th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. This program is part of Georgetown Village’s “Opening New Doors” series.

 

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Former Secretary of State and New York Times bestselling author Madeleine Albright will talk about her latest book Hell and Other Destinations with Bill Planterenowned former CBS news correspondent, and Georgetown Village board member. Plante will moderate the conversation and, if there is time, you will have an opportunity to ask your question using the Zoom chat function.

 

When leaving office as America’s first female Secretary of State in 2001, Secretary Albright was asked how she wished to be remembered. “I don’t want to be remembered,” she answered. “I am still here and have much more I intend to do.”

 

As a neighbor and supporter of Georgetown Village, she understands and will speak to our important mission--neighbors helping neighbors stay engaged and thrive as we grow older. Secretary Albright will share with us some memories and thoughts as well as those expressed in Hell and Other Destinations.

 

Each ticket includes access to the webinar as well as a copy of the book, with an autographed bookplate.

 

Purchase tickets here.


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Georgetown University to Hold Online Ceremony for Graduates

May 3, 2020

Georgetown University will be honoring its class of 2020 virtually. The online ceremonies will take place on May 16 for all the schools, except for the medical school, which will hold its online ceremony on May 17.

 

The university said that it will come together online to celebrate its graduates with a commencement after consulting with students and colleagues, reversing course on an earlier decision not to.

 

“While we will gather in celebration in-person at a future moment, this ceremony will mark an important milestone, as our students transition from students to alumni,” a statement from the university said.

 

Deans will send out additional information to students, and the registrar will send information about diplomas.

 

The university said a website will be launched on May 11 that will have videos, messages and stories that celebrate the students.

 

University President John J. DeGioia expressed his gratitude to the school community for their creativity and flexibility.

 

“We are especially grateful to our graduating class, for your resilience in completing your course of study,” DeGioia said in a statement.


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Georgetown BID Partners with Halcyon for Employee Relief

April 20, 2020

The Georgetown BID Employee Emergency Relief Grant program assists employees in our commercial district who have lost their jobs as a result of the coronavirus crisis and need money to pay for rent, food, medical bills, or other emergency costs. 

 

The Georgetown BID has funded the first $150,000, which they are in the process of awarding to an initial group of applicants. Hundreds more have applied and are still in need - and that's where you come in!

 

The BID is partnering with Halcyon, a nonprofit based in Georgetown, to launch a donation campaign to further fund the Georgetown BID Employee Emergency Relief Grant. 

 

To learn more and donate, visit georgetowndc.com/employee-relief-grant/donate. 

 

Donations will be made tax-deductible through Halcyon's 501(c)(3) status, and 100% of funds will be distributed to those in need.


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