Net Impact Chapter Receives Gold Status

June 20, 2011

McDonough School of Business Group Among Top 14 Percent of Chapters Worldwide

For the second year in a row, the MBA Net Impact Chapter at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has been awarded Gold Status by Net Impact Central, the national office of the organization that teaches students to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world.
Achieving Gold Status places the chapter among the top 14 percent of the nearly 280 worldwide chapters and among only 24 graduate schools that have been awarded this status. Gold is the highest honor a chapter can reach.
“McDonough Net Impact builds on Georgetown’s Jesuit tradition to create a community that develops ethical business leaders. We work hard to offer a variety of programming and career development for students,” said Elly Drygas and Kate Reid, co-presidents of Georgetown’s Net Impact Chapter.
Chapters achieve Gold or Silver standing by meeting a rigorous set of requirements based on their activities, programming, and membership reach. Net Impact activities at Georgetown included “Striving for Sustainability,” a conference that examined social impact through the lens of traditional business industries; Net Impact Trek, a series of site visits to D.C. organizations focused on international development; and a total of 39 speakers from corporations, foundations, non-profits, and government organizations. Georgetown’s Net Impact also won the McDonough School of Business Student Club of the Year award, as voted on by the graduating class.
About Net Impact
Net Impact is an international non-profit organization with a mission to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. Spanning six continents, membership makes up one of the most influential networks of professionals and students in existence today. Net Impact members are current and emerging leaders in corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, international development, and environmental sustainability who are actively improving the world. The Net Impact network includes nearly 280 volunteer-led chapters in cities around the world and a central office in San Francisco, Calif.
About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world politics and business in Washington, D.C. Some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 500 participants in executive education programs study business with an intensive focus on leadership and a global perspective. Founded in 1957, the business school today resides in the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, a state-of-the-art facility that blends the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality. For more information about Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, visit