The Penner Family Foundation, led by Carrie Walton Penner (C’92) and Gregory Boyd Penner (F’92), has made a $10 million gift to enhance Georgetown’s ongoing commitment to educational access and affordability.
The gift supports two funds at the university, each with immediate impact.
The Penner Family Endowed Scholarship Fund, using $8 million dollars of the gift, will help promising students from low-income households attend Georgetown.
The remainder of the gift augments the existing Penner Family Endowed Experiences Fund, which allows undergraduates, many of whom are first-generation college students, to travel abroad, work at unpaid internships, engage in meaningful research, and participate in extracurricular service projects in the Washington, D.C., community.
“The Penners’ extraordinary generosity exemplifies our shared responsibility to ensure that Georgetown is a place where the very best students, regardless of background, have the opportunity to join our University community,” shares Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia. “Their service further strengthens our commitment to being a ‘community in diversity’—a place where we value a diversity of perspectives, experiences, life histories, gifts, and talents as vital to our community. We are deeply grateful for the Penners’ leadership and ongoing dedication to Georgetown.”more » « less