History

The Beeck Center at Georgetown University was launched in 2014 birthed out of the vision and generosity of Alberto and Olga Maria Beeck.

The Beeck Center at Georgetown University was launched in 2014 out of the vision and generosity of Olga María and Alberto Beeck. The Beecks approached the Center's creation thoughtfully, based on their desire to have global impact at scale. With the guidance and collaboration of their brother-in-law, Carl Muñana, they studied the societal needs and challenges, and consulted with outstanding global impact leaders and students on how to effectively contribute to enhance social impact and innovation

Engaging students and practitioners to innovate scalable solutions

With this in mind, the Beecks created the Center to provide students and world leaders with new ways to impact society, in a cross disciplinary, hands-on, experiential way. Alberto and Olga Maria Beeck believe that social impact pervades all aspects of learning from business to policy to sciences. This is at the heart of the Beeck Center's multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary approach to its work, and it is a key to scale. They believe that engaging students and practitioners to innovate scalable solutions, as well as incubating their ideas and testing what works can deliver the right social impact outcomes. 

Building on Georgetown University’s core values and global reach

The Beecks chose to house this Center at Georgetown because it aligns with the University’s values—particularly that students are challenged to engage in the world and become men and women in the service of others.