Post Tagged with: "charity"

Go Beyond Galas

Go Beyond Galas

With the holiday season at Georgetown comes a number of annual traditions — the Christmas tree lighting in Dahlgren Quad, selfies in front of the “Hoyas” sign on the front gates, Christmas caroling by various a cappella clubs — and a number of formal holiday events put on by student[Read More…]

by December 8, 2015 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Nonprofit Recruits Marrow Donors

Nonprofit Recruits Marrow Donors

Students can register as bone marrow donors in a recruitment drive in Red Square next Friday as part of a nationwide initiative to solicit marrow donations from college students by Gift of Life, an international bone marrow registry. Rajia Arbab (COL ’18), GOL campus ambassador, coordinated the recruitment at Georgetown,[Read More…]

by September 22, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Knights of Charity?

As the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization, the Knights of Columbus have a strong presence on college campuses across the country. Georgetown is no exception. The Georgetown Knights of Council 6375 have been responsible for planning and hosting various events, including this past weekend’s Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life,[Read More…]

by January 26, 2015 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Julia Hennrikus

Greek Life’s Place Among Service Groups

Hundreds of students will gather on campus this Friday to raise awareness about domestic violence and support local survivors of abuse. When they do, they’ll be expressing an important part of what it means to be members of the Georgetown community — to be women and men for others. Most[Read More…]

by October 28, 2014 2 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Uber Announces Charity Initiative

Uber, the popular ridesharing service, announced its “Ride for a Cause” charity initiative Sept. 19, partnering with five D.C. area charities to donate $1 for every ride through Sept. 28. “Uber has always been committed to giving back to the communities we serve,” Uber spokesperson Taylor Bennett said. “We’re constantly[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 1 comment City News, News
NATE MOULTON FOR THE HOYA

Georgetown basketball player Ki-Ke Rafiu (COL '16) had been taking sports clothes home to Nigeria to encourage sports.

Nigerian Student Works to Inspire Girls at Home

At Georgetown, it’s easy to take basic necessities for granted and never think twice about throwing out our old things. Ki-Ke Rafiu (COL ’16), a Georgetown women’s basketball player, is here to change that. Born in Kudana, Nigeria, in a place where even a pair of sneakers was an almost[Read More…]

by September 26, 2014 0 comments Features, Guide - Top, The Guide
GADEA: The Season for Shared Humanity

GADEA: The Season for Shared Humanity

As the celebration of Jesus Christ’s birth begins, Christmas at Georgetown is overcome with fevered anticipation for finals and the eventual freedom that follows. Oftentimes, in this especially busy time, it is easy to forget some of the lessons we usually talk about this time of year. Of these lessons,[Read More…]

by December 16, 2013 0 comments Opinion

Return to Christianity as the Root of Charity

Every college campus has its dogmas — those beliefs that no one dares to question. Here at Georgetown, the term “social justice” seems to occupy that privileged place, attracting more attention than any sort of value of its kind. Its vogue reflects Georgetown’s Jesuit and Catholic character, in which social[Read More…]

by October 21, 2013 0 comments Opinion

DC Reads Tutors Donate Work-Study Awards to Charity

After years of giving back to the D.C. community through D.C. Reads, Craig Melcher (MSB ’13) and Evan Curdts (COL ’13) decided to turn their personal impact into a financial one. Melcher and Curdts founded Working for the Kids, a nonprofit corporation that allows D.C. Reads tutors with work-study awards to donate part or all of their salary[Read More…]

by April 9, 2013 0 comments News
Entrepreneur Provides a Stage for Charities

Entrepreneur Provides a Stage for Charities

When James Li (MSB ’13) saw a void in the nonprofit sector, he used his passion for business and philanthropy to create Encore last December with two fellow Georgetown students. Inspired by a collaboration of classroom and real-life experience, Encore is a web platform that makes it easy for charities[Read More…]

by November 30, 2012 0 comments Opinion