First Year Seminar Case Competition Benefits DC’s Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home

December 09, 2013

This fall, undergraduate students in the First Year Seminar program at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business were asked to develop a fundraising plan for the Lisner-Louise-Dickson-Hurt Home, a facility that provides short-term, long-term, and rehabilitative care to a diverse population of more than 100 women and men in D.C. This year's winning team developed a plan to host an annual gala that would generate enough income to see the facility turn cash-flow positive. Members of the winning team include Tucker Cowden, Drew Diprinzio, Misty Li, and Erica Tsai.


The First Year Seminar gives freshmen the opportunity to learn about the various fields of study in business, how scholarly research in business can help answer important global public policy questions, and to enhance academic and writing skills. In addition, students participate in a case competition for a local non-profit organization, putting to use their newly developed skills.