Hoyas Give Baxa, City Challenge Open Bar, Joint Happy Hour with Harvard, and More!


Unfortunately, it has been a slow March for the club this year. However, have no fear, as we have an April jam-packed with events for you - two community service opportunities, and two big happy hours (including one open bar)!

Hoyas Give Baxa Community Service Event
Saturday, April 5, 12:30pm-3:30pm
SF-Marin Food Bank (Potrero Hill), 900 Pennsylvania Ave, San Francisco

Our annual Hoyas Give Baxa Volunteer Community Service Event is almost one week away! This year we will be having it at SF-Marin Food Bank, where we will help with sorting and re-packaging food that will be delivered to people suffering from food insecurity in Marin and San Francisco. Please click on the link here to register, and also to check out what other Georgetown alumni clubs are doing around the country for this great event!

City Challenge - San Francisco Happy Hour Event
Tuesday, April 8, 6-9pm
Lightning Tavern (Back Patio), 1875 Union St, San Francisco
OPEN BAR 6-8pm and Complimentary Appetizers!

The Georgetown City Challenge is back! It is an annual campaign to promote alumni giving to Georgetown and foster charitable competition between eight of Georgetown's biggest regional markets. For more information on the City Challenge itself and how San Francisco stands in comparison to the other cities, please check out our website post here. If you're interested in becoming a City Challenge Ambassador, please e-mail us at norcalhoyas@gmail.com, and we'll send you the information!

To help celebrate this year's City Challenge, thanks to some University funding, we are happy to host a Happy Hour with an OPEN BAR from 6-8pm at Hoya-owned Lightning Tavern. Ben Bleiman (C'03) will also offer complimentary appetizers, and we will have the entire back patio to ourselves to mix and mingle with local alumni. Please RSVP here, you won't want to miss this great event!

Volunteer Event with Habitat for Humanity
Saturday, April 19, 8:30am-4:30pm
1 Capitol Ave, Ocean View, San Francisco

If you can't make it to the Hoyas Give Baxa event on April 5, we have another great service opportunity for you! NorCal Hoyas will be joining Habitat Greater San Francisco to help with the construction of Habitat Terrace, its newest development. We will help with the building of 28 single-family, GreenPointrated homes at One Capitol Ave. in San Francisco’s Ocean View neighborhood. Please click here for more information and to register!

Georgetown-Harvard Joint Happy Hour
Thursday, April 24, 6pm-9pm
Momo's, 760 2nd Street (2nd and King, across from AT&T Park), San Francisco
$3 martini's, $4 drafts, $5 cocktails until 7pm!

The NorCal Hoyas are teaming up with the Harvard Club of San Francisco to bring you a great happy hour! Come join us on Thursday, April 24, from 6-9pm at the landmark San Francisco restaurant Momo's, just across the street from AT&T Park. We will have the Mayor's Office room to ourselves, which is right next to the main bar and the outdoor patio. Also, Momo's has extended their happy hour specials for us for one hour to 7pm, which include: $3 martinis, $4 drafts, and $5 cocktails. So come early! This should be a great opportunity to mix and mingle with alumni from two of the best universities in the nation. Please register here.

Other Items:
-The NorCal Hoyas are parterning up with Uber! Sign up for Uber and as a new user, please use the promo code: SFHOYA to get $25 off your first ride! Please e-mail us at norcalhoyas@gmail.com for any questions on this.
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Trivia show "The Chase" on GSN is casting in San Francisco on Saturday, April 19, and they are looking for highly intellectual individuals in the Bay Area. If you're interested, you can register at www.chasecasting.com for a timeslot. In the referral box, just put "Georgetown Alumni of NorCal," and they can guarantee you VIP treatment!

City Challenge Information, April 8, 2014

On April 8th Georgetown is launching a 24 hour City Challenge among 8 of its biggest regional markets (Boston, NYC, Philly, DC, Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, LA) to drive participation in donations.  The winning city will have a $25,000 scholarship named and awarded to a student from that city in 2015.

This year there are three chances to win a scholarship named after your city:

Highest Alumni Giving Percentage (July 1-April 9)
Most Dollars raised by a particular city
Most Gifts on 4/8-9 from a particular city

What are we asking you to do?
  • Visit citychallenge.georgetown.edu on April 8 and make a gift of any size.
  • Tell your friends and post to instagram, facebook and twitter
  • Join us for cocktails at Lightning Tavern from 6-8pm on April 8 to celebrate and meet your fellow Hoyas in SF!  Register HERE
Why give? 
  • Did you know gifts under $250 funded 25 scholarships last year?  Your gift, no matter what the amount, will help a deserving student attend Georgetown!
  • Participation rate is a factor in US News and World Report rankings.  Last year GU's rate was 31%, several of our peer top 25 schools' giving rates exceed 50%. 
  • The #1 reason admitted students turn down Georgetown is because they receive a more generous financial aid package from another school.  
 We need your help and every gift counts!


For reference, here are last year results, SF came in 2nd to last, we can do better Bay Area Hoyas!!!

Chicago 37.41%
NYC 35.02%
Philly  32.21%
DC 32.00%
Boston 28.64%
San Francisco 27.67%
LA 27.22%

Hoya Film Screening, Hoyas Give Baxa, and City Challenge Happy Hour!

DSR shoots the Hoyas past West Virginia at McDonough in the NIT.
March Madness is here! While the Hoyas missed out on the NCAA Tournament for the first time in five years, they are still alive in the "other" tournament, the NIT. In the meantime, we have some great events for you in March and April!

Producer/Actor/Director Stephen Dypiangco (F'01) and Producer Diana Williams (B'89)
Thursday, March 20, 9:10pm at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas in San Francisco
Friday, March 21, 9:30pm, Oakland Museum of California
$2 off with discount code: CAAMCOMMUNITY

If you're looking for something to do the next couple nights, check out "Awesome Asian Bad Guys," part of CAAMFest (Center for Asian American Media) in the Bay Area. There are two Hoya filmmakers involved: Producer/Director/Actor Stephen Dypiangco (F'01) and Producer Diana Williams (B'89).

There is a show in SF on Thursday, March 20, and in Oakland on Friday, March 21.  Use the following discount code to reduce ticket price from $12 to $10: CAAMCOMMUNITY.  Check out the link here for more information and to buy tickets.

Saturday, April 5, 12:30pm-3:30pm
SF-Marin Food Bank (Potrero Hill), 900 Pennsylvania Ave, San Francisco

It's time for our annual Hoyas Give Baxa Volunteer Community Service Event! This year we will be having it at SF-Marin Food Bank, where we will help with sorting and re-packaging food that will be delivered to people suffering from food insecurity in Marin and San Francisco. Please click on the link here to register, and also to check out what other Georgetown alumni clubs are doing around the country for this great event!

Tuesday, April 8, 6-9pm
Lightning Tavern, 1875 Union St, San Francisco

The Georgetown City Challenge is back! It is an annual campaign to promote alumni giving to Georgetown and foster charitable competition between eight of Georgetown's biggest regional markets. We will give more information on the actual Challenge next week, but for now, mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 8, as we will be hosting a Happy Hour at Hoya-owned Lightning Tavern for the event. Ben Bleiman (C'03) will offer complimentary appetizers, and we will have the entire back patio to ourselves to mix and mingle with local alumni. So please RSVP here, and we'll send out more information about the City Challenge itself next week!

Other Upcoming Events (Save the Dates! More info coming soon):

Saturday, April 19, 8:30am-4:30pm
: Volunteer event at Habitat for Humanity (Ocean View, San Francisco), 8:30am-4:30pm
Thursday, April 24, 6pm-9pm: Georgetown-Harvard Joint Happy Hour at Momo's, 6-9pm