Giving Back, Together

When Daphne Keshishian (M’93) graduated from the School of Medicine and went on to complete her residency in New York and then in Arizona, Georgetown came with her.

“No matter where I was, I felt such a strong Georgetown presence in the alumni networks,” she recalls. “That impressed me and I felt grateful for my education because Georgetown alumni were respected everywhere.”

When she moved back to the Washington, D.C. area where she currently practices, she reconnected with alumni, served as a mentor to medical students, and started to think about new ways to give back to the School of Medicine. This included giving back financially through the School of Medicine Scholarship Fund.

“The cost of medical school is tremendous. As alumni, it’s important to do whatever we can to help alleviate the financial burden that comes with the commitment to medicine,” she says.

“Sometimes people think if they can’t write a large check, it’s hard to make an impact. But when we all come together, we can help defray the costs of medical school for future Georgetown students.”

Keshishian now serves on the Medical Alumni Board, and is ambassador for the Class of 1993. As her 25th reunion approaches in October, she is working with classmates to create an endowed scholarship.

“Our 25th reunion is an opportunity to unite our class to make a gift to future Georgetown medical students—a gift that will literally keep on giving,” she says. “It’s so rewarding, and it’s a great way for our class to leave a legacy. We are more powerful together than we are apart.”

by Leigh Ann Sham

Visit giving.georgetown.edu to learn more.