Biondi Copeland Family Fund

The Women's Center announced the establishment of the Biondi Copeland Family Fund in February 2014. Gianna Biondi (C'85) and John Copeland (C'84) are committed to women's and gender issues and are providing resources to support the WAGE (Women Advancing Gender Equity) Fellowship, leadership retreats, conference attendance, and other programs and initiatives that support women's leadership and the larger community of Hoya women. 


Due to the generous gift of the Biondi Copeland Family Fund, we were able to organize and support the following educational programs and experiences: 

  • WAGE activities and retreats, exploring topics such as AAUW's Pay Equity Program
  • Women's Retreat for Doha, Qatar students, with GU Women's Center Q
  • Women in Combat: The Changing Landscape for Women Leaders in the Military
  • National Conference for College Women Student Leaders
  • Elect Her with AAUW and Running Start- A training for college women to run for elected office on campus
  • Ignatian Q Conference- Financial support for 25 Georgetown students and all of the WAGE fellows to attend the conference
  • Annual Women's History Month programs and events focused on gender, leadership and intersectionality
  • Women and Gender Studies Annual Conference 
  • From Catcalling to Sexual Assault: How We can All Work to End Gender Based Violence: A Conversation with Zerlina Maxwell
  • Deans of Women and the Feminist Movement with Dr. Kelly Sartorius
  • Are You Ready: Annual sexual assault and violence awareness program
  • Art and Activism with Baltimore artist Aaron Maybin
  • Start Smart Pay Equity Program with AAUW
  • Denim Day: Sexual Assault Awareness
  • Online Harassment with the National Women's Media Center and the Speech Project
  • First Lady of the United States Chiefs of Staff Panel with the McCourt School of Public Policy and Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service
  • Feminist Roundtable Dialogue Series including conversations with the US Afghan Women's Council and discussion about women's representation in popular media and comic books
  • Women's Leadership Across Faith Traditions and Dinner Dialogue with Sr Colleen Gibson
  • Break the Stigma Event to promote wellness and address mental health issues on campus
  • The Mask You Live In movie screening and dialogue
  • Support for the first annual BRAVE Summit


And, students were able to attend the following Conferences: 

  • Know Your IX
  • Virginia Women's Business Conference
  • National MEChA Conference
  • National Conference for College Women Student Leaders
  • International Violence against Women Conference
  • Georgetown University BRAVE Summit