Georgetown Receives $20 Million Gift from Patricia and Jon M. Baker (C’64) for the Baker Trust for Transformational Learning

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February 13, 2019 – Georgetown has received a generous $20 million gift from Patricia and Jon M. Baker (C’64) to establish the Baker Trust for Transformational Learning.

The Baker Trust will expand and enhance learning opportunities for Georgetown students, preparing them to engage with the complex challenges of our world. Building on the work of the Designing the Future(s) Initiative, the Bakers’ investment in the GU community will allow for educational opportunities that prioritize collaboration across disciplines and experiential learning that extends beyond the classroom.

A part of the Bakers’ gift will also support the work of the Capitol Applied Learning Lab (the CALL), which will launch in fall 2019. Through semester-long, living-learning immersion programs, the CALL will provide an opportunity for a group of students to engage in a mentored internship, integrated with academic courses and personal development opportunities. This initiative models the type of dynamic approach to transformational learning that the Bakers’ gift will make possible—educational experiences that enable students to thrive in a global context, further developing their ability to contribute to positive change in the world.

In addition to being Georgetown parents and grandparents, Jon Baker is an active member of the Class of 1964, a prior member of the GU Board of Regents, and his wife Pat currently serves on the Board of Regents, co-chairing our committee on Georgetown Learning Initiatives. 

Visit the following link to learn more about the Baker Trust for Transformational Learning.