Baker News February 13, 2019

$20M Gift Establishes Baker Trust for Transformational Learning

by Baker Center

We are thrilled to announce the creation of the Baker Trust for Transformational Learning, thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Patricia and Jon M. Baker (C’64)!

“A $20 million gift from Patricia and Jon M. Baker will enable Georgetown University to develop a new paradigm of learning that engages, adapts, and responds to the complex needs of the 21st century.”

“This university-wide collaboration will bring applied learning from the margins to the center of the educational experience,” says Randall Bass, the vice provost for education, who will oversee the new initiative. “The Baker Trust for Transformational Learning will serve as an integrative force, helping to drive change by working across boundaries to enhance the student learning experience equitably, so that it is the new norm for every Georgetown student.”

“The Trust’s work will begin in Spring 2019 and will touch all the schools on the Main Campus, seeking to expand student experiences beyond the classroom by incorporating capacity-building activities, leadership opportunities, internship, research, fieldwork, and other kinds of personal and professional development into the curriculum.”

You can read more about the Baker Trust for Transformational Learning here.