Category: Press Materials

Title: ADVISORY: Georgetown University to Host 2019 Laudato Si’ Fund Awardees Showcase, Uplifting Sustainability Efforts

Date Published: November 11, 2019

WHAT: The Georgetown University 2019 Laudato Si’ Fund, named after Pope Francis’s groundbreaking encyclical on environmental justice, will host a showcase on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Awardees of the fund will present their projects and programs that will be implemented during the 2020 fiscal year. Intended to deepen alignment between Georgetown’s ongoing sustainability efforts, the showcase will take place inside of the Design Transfigured/Waste Reimagined exhibit in the Maria & Alberto de la Cruz Art Gallery, which was also funded by the Laudato Si’ Fund. 

WHO: The showcase will begin with opening remarks from Georgetown University’s Senior Vice President, Geoffrey Chatas and Provost, Robert Groves. Following, there will be five minute presentations from each of the eleven awardees.

WHEN: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2019

WHERE: Maria & Alberto de la Cruz Art Gallery
3535 Prospect St. NW, Washington, DC 20057

RSVP: Media who are interested in attending the event should contact Courtney Thompson in the Georgetown University’s Office of Strategic Communications at (202) 687-4328 or


About Georgetown University:
Established in 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll, Georgetown is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in the United States. Located in Washington DC, Doha, Qatar, and around the world, Georgetown University is a leading academic and research institution, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. For more information about Georgetown University, visit or connect with Georgetown on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram.

About the Georgetown University 2019 Laudato Si’ Fund:
Named after Pope Francis’s groundbreaking encyclical on environmental justice, the Georgetown University 2019 Laudato Si’ Fund is a $300,000 fund available to support projects and programs led by faculty, students and/or staff that advance positive outcomes through activities in research, education, institutional action and/or engagement. The fund seeks to support initiatives which help fulfill the vision, principles, practices and goals below, which have been developed as part of an ongoing strategic sustainability planning effort.

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