Generous philanthropy from McCourt Advisory Board Member and alumnus Jim Hock (MPP’96) and Georgetown alumna Kellie Meiman Hock (F’91) will support incoming full-time and part-time students.
The McCourt School of Public Policy is pleased to announce the creation of the Jim and Kellie Meiman Hock Scholarship Fund, made possible by generous support from McCourt School Advisory Board member Jim Hock (MPP’96), senior vice president of external affairs at PSP Partners, and Kellie Meiman Hock (F’91), managing partner at McLarty Associates. All incoming full-time and part-time students will automatically be considered for tuition assistance through the new scholarship fund.
“Kellie and I are both proud graduates of this incredible institution, and we are honored to be able to give back,” said Hock. “With our gift, Kellie and I hope to support students who uniquely contribute to the diversity, enrichment and advancement of the McCourt School and its community toward its goal of achieving policies and initiatives that improve lives and opportunity.”
Since graduating from what was then known as the Georgetown Public Policy Institute (GPPI), Hock founded 463 Communications (now called VRGE), a communications agency for technology and clean energy firms, and served in the Obama Administration as chief of staff to Secretary Penny Pritzker at the U.S. Department of Commerce. In his work at PSP Partners, a global investment firm, Hock runs all external affairs and marketing, and works with the CEOs and leaders of the more than two dozen companies as they build increased opportunity for people throughout the country.
Meiman Hock previously worked at the Office of the United States Trade Representative in the Executive Office of the President and was a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State. She has focused on Brazil and Latin America, as well as trade and investment policy, for more than three decades. At McLarty, Meiman Hock helps major multinational companies and institutions in Latin America and beyond to take advantage of global opportunities, as well as to troubleshoot obstacles to market access.
“Without scholarships and other support, attending Georgetown would have been difficult, and I owe my career to the launch my education afforded me,” said Meiman Hock. “I feel a sense of duty now to give back and to help remove tuition barriers for future generations of Hoyas.”
“The McCourt School is grateful to Jim and Kellie for their generous philanthropy, which will help us to expand scholarship opportunities for students across all of our degree programs and to advance our aspiration to become the most inclusive public policy school in the nation,” said McCourt School Dean Maria Cancian.