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For major gifts and recognition please contact Erin DeLoach, Senior Director of Development, Georgetown College or Vanessa Meyers, Director of Global Services.

Why give to Villa Le Balze?

Gifting to the Villa Le Balze legacy will make a lasting impact on the lives of students, faculty, alumni, and many others who use the Villa as a space for educational and scholarly activities.   The Villa seeks financial assistance to advance its vision of being Georgetown’s premier global center for learning and scholarship. This vision includes supporting opportunities for graduate and postgraduate scholarship, expanding undergraduate academic programs, hosting more conferences and seminars, and upgrading facilities and infrastructure to ensure that the Villa can connect its students, scholars, and guests to Main Campus and to the world.

In order for us to offer these and more opportunities to the Georgetown community including our alumni, we invite you to become a part of the Villa Le Balze legacy.  We want to partner with you to preserve Villa Le Balze and its ability to enrich the lives of Hoyas for years to come.

Enclose the Villa's Loggia

Grotto

Help us enclose the Loggia in order to have more space for programming and events.

Funding goal: $310,650

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The breathtaking views from the Loggia make it an ideal space for functions, lectures, and alumni events. Enclosing the loggia in glass will make this showcase space accessible year round and give us the ability to install permanent multimedia technology. You can become a large part of the Villa Le Balze Legacy by donating in full for this project that would include your name recognition in the Loggia’s title.

Connect the Villa to the World

Studying

Help us upgrade the internet and Wi-Fi in order to strengthen technology at VLB.

Funding goal: $280,000

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In order to improve the connection between the Villa and the world, investments in long-term technology upgrades are essential. These upgrades will improve the teaching, learning, and communication experiences for students, faculty, and guests. You can become a large part of the Villa Le Balze Legacy by donating in full for this project that would include your name recognition in the Villa Le Balze ‘Global Connections’ initiative.

Renovate the Reflection Room

Chapel

Help us turn the historic Gardener's  Storehouse into a multi-purpose "Reflection Room".

Funding goal: $107,000

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In alignment with Georgetown's Jesuit heritage, we are converting the property's historic gardener's storehouse , set in a serene garden, into a ‘Reflection Room’ designed as a contemplative space for activities like prayer, meditation, and fitness. You can become a large part of the Villa Le Balze Legacy by donating in full for this project that would include your name recognition in the ‘Reflection Room’ title.

More Gifting Opportunities

Restoration and Beautification of Gardens, Statues, and Villas Endowment: Goal $8 Million. In recognition and honor of Fr. J. Donald Freeze S.J. this endowment has been established this year, 2017, to help the Villa Le Balze Legacy. Once the $8 Million is achieved, the endowment interest funds will be used on projects such as, statue restoration, gardeners, new furniture, room renovations, and many other necessary projects on the property. If you are not interested in contributing to the prioritized projects above, we encourage you to consider donating to this endowment.

Program Endowment: Established in 1980 through Fr. J. Donald Freeze S.J.’s foresight, this endowment has been consistently used to support the costs of running undergraduate programming at Villa Le Balze. This fund supports a variety of needs that change annually, such as student scholarships, academic activities costs, guest speakers, and many more academic initiatives. If you are not interested in contributing to the prioritized projects above, we encourage you to consider donating to this endowment


Please remember that your gift to Villa Le Balze is tax deductible and your employer may participate in a matching gifts program.