Georgetown is heading to San Francisco, California! After successfully gathering in Nashville after much time apart—we can’t wait to come together again in San Francisco, a city abounding with eclectic architecture, picture-perfect scenery, and a rich history. Join the Georgetown community from April 20-23, 2023, for a spirited weekend of cultural tours, intellectual programming, and cherished social events.

Alumni, university leaders, renowned faculty, and friends of the university will spend four days together—should public health conditions allow—experiencing San Francisco’s diverse arts and music scene, rich culinary heritage, compelling history, and world-famous scenery.

At John Carroll Weekend San Francisco, we will recognize the 2023 John Carroll and Patrick Healy awardees. Join us from April 20-23, 2023, to celebrate alumni and friends of the university who are doing incredible work, and to enjoy all the architecture, history, and culture San Francisco has to offer.

Signature Events

Registration for John Carroll Weekend’s two signature events is now open. The full schedule of events will be released in winter 2023.

Thursday, April 20—7pm

100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121

The four-day weekend of celebration will begin with a warm welcome from Georgetown President John J. DeGioia. Reunite and celebrate in the Legion of Honor’s elegant Court of Honor.

Saturday, April 22—7pm

950 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108

The pinnacle of John Carroll Weekend, the John Carroll Awards Banquet will take place at the Fairmont’s historic Grand Ballroom. Celebrate this year’s honorees and round out a fantastic weekend!

Accommodations

Reservations will be charged in full when booking a hotel room, with a full refund granted for cancellations made up until 14 days prior to arrival.

905 California St, San Francisco, CA

Phone: +1 (415) 989-3500

Located on the crest of Nob Hill–home to the mansions of the Big Four railroad barons– history collides with luxury at the Stanford Court San Francisco. Enjoy the hotel’s “cleverly designed” rooms with beautiful views of the Bay.

950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA

Phone: +1 (415) 772-5000

The Fairmont San Francisco is the home base for John Carroll Weekend programming. Located in the only spot in the city where each of the cable car lines meet, this historic hotel is central to all San Francisco has to offer.

Nearby Accommodations

The John Carroll Weekend hotel room blocks are filling up quickly. If you are seeking alternate accommodations, there are numerous hotels in close proximity to the John Carroll Weekend hotel headquarters, the Fairmont San Francisco.

600 Stockton Street San Francisco, CA

.3 miles away from the Fairmont

515 Mason Street San Francisco, CA

.3 miles away from the Fairmont

345 Stockton Street San Francisco, CA

.4 miles away from the Fairmont

335 Powell Street San Francisco, CA

.4 miles away from the Fairmont

500 California Street San Francisco, CA

.5 miles away from the Fairmont

222 Sansome Street San Francisco, CA

.6 miles away from the Fairmont

757 Market Street San Francisco, CA

.8 miles away from the Fairmont

2 New Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA

.8 miles away from the Fairmont

san francisco skyline

John Carroll Weekend 2023

From the Golden Gate Bridge, to rides in cable cars, to rolling hills and historic sights…it’s been so long since last we met, and we can’t wait to celebrate in 2023.

View video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvgfhtQxHus

2023 Georgetown University Alumni Association Awards

At John Carroll Weekend San Francisco, we will recognize the 2023 John Carroll and Patrick Healy awardees.

The John Carroll Award recognizes alumni whose achievements and record of service exemplify the ideals and traditions of Georgetown University and its founder.

The Patrick Healy Award honors friends of the university whose record of service to the Georgetown community and professional achievements exemplify Georgetown University’s ideals and traditions.

2023 Awardees

John Carroll Award

Jeff Chapski (B’91)—Mamaroneck, NY

Nancy Ripp Clark, M.D. (C’77, M’81, Parent ’05, ’08, ’08, ’11, ’13, ’20, ’23)—Potomac, MD

John J. McDonald Jr. (SFS’88, L’93, Parent ‘25)—San Francisco, CA

Francis Previti, M.D. (C’69, R’79, Parent ’06, ’08, ’09)—Margate, NJ

Leslie M. Turner (L’85)—Sarasota, FL

Winston Zee (L’81, L’84, L’85)—Aberdeen, Hong Kong

Patrick Healy Award

Mary Poland (Parent’13)—Ross, CA

  • Presidential Sponsorship | $50,000

    • A reserved table with priority placement at the John Carroll Awards Banquet
    • Two tickets to the President’s Welcome Reception
    • Recognition in the remarks at the John Carroll Awards Banquet
    • Recognition in the John Carroll Awards Banquet program, in the John Carroll Weekend pocket program, and on the John Carroll website acknowledgements page
    • Opportunity to include an item in the welcome gift bag
    • Registration fee waived
  • University Circle Sponsorship | $25,000

    • Six tickets for seats with priority placement at the John Carroll Awards Banquet
    • Two tickets to the President’s Welcome Reception
    • Recognition in the John Carroll Awards Banquet program, in the John Carroll Weekend pocket program, and on the John Carroll website acknowledgements page
    • Opportunity to include an item in the welcome gift bag
    • Registration fee waived
  • Dahlgren Sponsorship | $15,000

    • Four tickets to the John Carroll Awards Banquet
    • Two tickets to the President’s Welcome Reception
    • Recognition in the John Carroll Awards Banquet program, in the John Carroll Weekend pocket program, and on the John Carroll website acknowledgements page
    • Opportunity to include an item in the welcome gift bag
    • Registration fee waived
  • Blue and Gray Sponsorship | $10,000

    • Two tickets for the John Carroll Awards Banquet
    • Two tickets to the President’s Welcome Reception
    • Recognition in the John Carroll Awards Banquet program, in the John Carroll Weekend pocket program, and on the John Carroll website acknowledgements page
    • Opportunity to include an item in the welcome gift bag
    • Registration fee waived
  • Archbishop Carroll Sponsorship | $7,500

    • Two tickets to the President’s Welcome Reception
    • Recognition in the John Carroll Awards Banquet program, in the John Carroll Weekend pocket program, and on the John Carroll website acknowledgements page
    • Opportunity to include an item in the welcome gift bag
    • Registration fee waived
  • Patrick Healy Sponsorship | $3,000

    • Recognition in the John Carroll Awards Banquet program, in the John Carroll Weekend pocket program, and on the John Carroll website acknowledgements page
    • Opportunity to include an item in the welcome gift bag
    • Registration fee waived
  • William Gaston Sponsorship | $1,500

    • Recognition in the John Carroll Awards Banquet program and on the John Carroll website acknowledgements page
    • Opportunity to include an item in the welcome gift bag
    • Registration fee waived
  • Alma Mater Sponsorship | $250

    • Recognition in the John Carroll Awards Banquet program and on the John Carroll website acknowledgements page
    • Opportunity to include an item in the welcome gift bag
    • Registration fee waived

John Carroll Weekend San Francisco Planning Committee

William Gorman, Jr. (Parent’24), Co-Chair
Karen O’ Such Gorman (MBA’92, Parent’24), Co-Chair
James O’Hara (C’88, L’92, Parent’22, ’24), Co-Chair
Cynthia Weldon (F’88, Parent’22, ’24), Co-Chair
Tita Bell (I’91)
Frank Bellizzi Jr., D.M.D (C’88)
Gina Benson-Warren (C’83)
Princessa Bourelly (S’00)
Rebecca Buckman (SFS’92)
Michael Callahan (SFS’90, Parent’25)
Juliana Carlucci (Parent’23)
Simi Chehrazi (Parent’13, ’16, ’17)
Sina Chehrazi (B’13, L’17)
Jennifer Chiang (SFS’15)
Carol Doll (Parent’90)
Jackson Gates (B’00)
Bryan Giraudo (C’97)
Courtney Giraudo (NHS’97)
Susan Glen (C’92, Parent’23)
Utsav Gupta (L’15)
Kerry Honey (C’93, Parent’23)
Sean Honey (B’93, Parent’23)
Marie Hurabiell (C’92)
Alexander Iannaccone (SFS’08, MAAS’09)
Gabriella Iannaccone (C’08)
Christopher Johanson (B’00)
Freda Kong (B’95)
Metta Krach (L’01)
Jennifer McCormick (SFS’02)
John McDonald (SFS’88, L’93, Parent’25)
Jennifer Miller (L’00)
Monica Gallardo Montoya (MSFS’02)
Erin Plunkett Niehaus (C’91)
Jenny Pearlman (SFS’87, L’92, Parent’25)
Mary Poland (Parent’13)
Jamil Poonja (C’12)
Nasreen Shad (SFS’14)
John Sheehan (C’92, Parent’23, ’25)
Alison Van Dyke (MBA’95, Parent’2)
Christine Waage (SFS’88)

Frequently Asked Questions

Please email advancementevents@georgetown.edu or call 202-687-2064 (Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EDT) if you have any further questions or need assistance.

  • What is John Carroll Weekend?

    Alumni, faculty, students, staff, family members, and friends of Georgetown travel annually to a different city to celebrate the university and the leaders it creates. The weekend is packed with social, cultural, and intellectual events that provide participants with opportunities to engage with one another and with Georgetown’s outstanding faculty and university leaders. John Carroll Weekend includes tours and excursions, lectures from industry experts, and receptions that offer an exclusive and exciting experience of the host city or locale.

  • What are the John Carroll and Patrick Healy Awards?

    Each year, Georgetown honors several alumni and one friend of the university for their lifetime achievements and record of service to Georgetown. Two types of awards are presented at a special banquet during John Carroll Weekend. The John Carroll Award was established in 1951 to honor alumni whose achievements exemplify the ideals and traditions of the university and its founder, Archbishop John Carroll. The Patrick Healy Award is named in honor of Patrick Healy, the first African American president of a predominantly white university, who transformed Georgetown from a small college into a modern university. The award honors a person who is not an alumnus or alumna, but who carries on Healy’s tradition of service to Georgetown.

    To learn more about the Georgetown University Alumni Association (GUAA)’s recognition awards and their application process, please visit GUAA Awards.

  • Who may attend John Carroll Weekend 2023 in San Francisco, California?

    Georgetown alumni, parents, family members, friends, students, and faculty—as well as industry and political leaders—are invited to participate in John Carroll Weekend 2023.

  • I’d like to make a gift in support of John Carroll Weekend. How do I proceed?

    Thank you for your interest in supporting John Carroll Weekend. Please contact Jane Rhett to discuss your sponsorship opportunity.

  • When will John Carroll Weekend registration launch?

    Weekend registration will launch in the fall of 2022. The full John Carroll Weekend schedule of events will launch in early 2023.

  • I have a question that is not listed here.

Currently, the University is requiring attendees to University-sponsored events be up to date on their Covid-19 vaccination or attest to having a medical or religious exemption and take a PCR test within 72 hours prior to the event and provide their negative test results. We will provide an update and information on public health requirements closer to the event date.