Washington DC

The DC Alumni Chapter is your connection to your alma mater. Whether you’re new to the area, a longtime resident, or just passing through, we’d love to see you at our next event to meet fellow alumni, reconnect with friends and make new ones, and expand your professional and social networks. We continue to carry on the Gonzaga tradition of service to other in our daily jobs and in our service events helping the local community. We do this by hosting and participating in variety of events that includes something for everyone. Some of our annual events includes pruning the National Cherry Blossom around the Tidal Basin, participating in Wreath Across America by laying Wreaths on Veterans Graves at the Arlington Cemetery, The Cherry Blossom Festival, The Jesuit Alumni Service Day during Earth Day, constructing playgrounds through Greater DC Care, Sports gathering for game watches, happy hours, wine tasting, the Washington State Society events, the Annual Potlach, the Virginia Gold Cup and many more.

Join the Washington D.C. Chapter

Chapters are for all Gonzaga alumni, current and former parents, and friends of Gonzaga. There are no fees or dues — it's free!


Chapter Leadership

Christelle Gorman '07

Christelle ’07 graduated with a BA from GU in 2007 and lived in the Washington DC area ever since. Professionally, she works for a non-profit representing public health officials determined to rid the world of HIV and viral hepatitis. A multi-talented and gifted person--Christelle founded Bijoot, an environmentally conscious, socially responsible and charitably-minded fashion company that supports over sixteen charities including the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company. Christelle credits her education at Gonzaga for her achievements and has never forgotten the Jesuit principle of being of service and the importance of giving back. As a small business owner Christelle uses fashion to bridge cultures and connect our shared human experience.

Board Roster

Forrest Smith '09