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After the chaos of Black Friday and the e-mail onslaught of Cyber Monday, I hope you are able to appreciate and participate in #GivingTuesday this holiday season.

#GivingTuesday is a national movement emerging as a holiday tradition and gaining momentum quickly.  Started just last year, it’s mission is to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support non-profit organizations. The results in 2012 alone were staggering, including partner organizations from all 50 states, and resulting in a 53% increase in giving as compared to the previous year. But #GivingTuesday is about more than just philanthropy. It’s about celebrating giving back to your community. It’s about giving of your talent, your time, your spirit. It’s about being men and women for others. In so many ways, #GivingTuesday is just so Georgetown.

This year, Georgetown is participating in #GivingTuesday. Consider joining the movement and supporting Georgetown’s mission of men and women for others. 

Share your story of service (@GUAlumni #GivingTuesday)  and consider making a gift in celebration of #GivingTuesday.