2023 McCourt School Commencement Ceremony
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McCourt School celebrates largest cohort of graduates to date

Founding donor Frank H. McCourt, Jr. (C’75) addressed nearly 400 graduates at the McCourt School’s 2023 Commencement Ceremony.

McCourt School graduates were met with warm weather and fanfare during the 2023 Commencement Ceremony, which celebrated the largest cohort of McCourt graduates to date and marked the 10th anniversary of the McCourt School’s founding in 2013. The ceremony featured a memorable address from the School’s founding donor, Frank H. McCourt, Jr. (C’75), a civic entrepreneur, international business leader and founder of Project Liberty , a visionary initiative to transform how the internet works and empower people over platforms.

McCourt, who also serves on Georgetown’s Board of Directors and is the founder and executive chair of McCourt Global , was recognized among other high-profile commencement speakers in the DC area, including President Joe Biden and Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Frank McCourt delivers Commencement Address

“More than your intellect or your acquired skills, I have faith in the size of your heart. In your capacity to meet our moment not only with your proficiency but with your magnanimity. You have the chance to navigate a new path that is not determined by the power of technology but, rather, is guided by the aspirations of your soul.”

Frank H. McCourt, Jr. (C’75)
Julie Gutiérrez Mariño (MPM’23), Mateo Esteban and Dean Maria Cancian

McCourt’s remarks focused on ideals and dreams for the future, calling on 2023 graduates to utilize the skills they developed, the networks they built and the talents they honed to address society’s most pressing challenges.

“For me, at the end of the day, there’s only one metric that matters, and it’s this: Are we taking care of our children?” said McCourt. “Are we serving the next generation? Are we handing off a future that offers greater opportunities and a better quality of life? This is the sacred metric.”

McCourt School graduates at the 2023 Commencement Ceremony

Watch the McCourt School of Public Policy’s 2023 Commencement Ceremony here.

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