McDonough School of Business
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Alumnus Supports Center for Financial Markets and Policy and Undergraduate Business Students' Global Initiatives

The Georgetown University McDonough School of Business Center for Financial Markets and Policy and Undergraduate Program are expanding their global initiatives thanks to a generous gift from alumnus Jonathan R. Lynch, B ’88, managing director, CCMP Capital Advisors. Lynch also has served on the school’s Board of Advisors for past 14 years.

“Even as a student, Jonathan stood out as a leader. He wanted to learn, and he wanted to make a difference,” said Reena Aggarwal, McDonough Professor of Business Administration, professor of finance, and director the Center for Financial Markets and Policy. “He sees the Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy as being in a uniquely competitive position to provide unbiased thought leadership for global finance, and make a difference. Especially today, when more and more decision-making related to global finance is happening in Washington, there is an unfilled need to engage and educate market participants, policy makers, and our students. Jon’s transformational gift to the center already has begun to have a big impact.”

Lynch’s gift to the undergraduate business program also will support global initiatives for its students. Under the leadership of Senior Associate Dean Norean Sharpe, Georgetown McDonough undergraduates have more opportunities than ever to study abroad and engage in global business consulting projects.

“Jonathan has a long history of being a strong advocate for our Undergraduate Program,” Sharpe said. “Thanks to his generosity, we are able to sustain and grow critical initiatives, such as our global programs in Barcelona, Hong Kong, and Nicaragua; Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships; and our new Office of Professional Development. Thanks to Jonathan’s support, we are able to compete in the top tier of all business schools.”

Lynch chose to contribute to Georgetown McDonough because he wanted to make a sustainable impact for its students.

“Truly impactful philanthropy requires an element of sustainability at its core. Like investing, the goal is to provide the seed capital that allows an idea to became self-supporting and ultimately flourish of its own merit,” he said. “Many of the initiatives originating from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business fall into that category, and that is why supporting the school continues to be so important to me.”

About The Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy

Offering innovative and influential thought leadership, the Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy fosters discussion on critical policy and regulatory issues related to global financial markets. The center hosts dialogues, conferences, and events involving leading scholars, practitioners, and policymakers; provides a non-partisan forum for informed discussion; sponsors relevant and impactful research on key global market issues; and engages students interested in finance. Learn more at Follow us on Twitter @GUfinpolicy.