The Lena Landegger Community Service Awards


“In Jesuit education, service is not just about helping, but about learning,” said O’Brien, who is also vice president for the university’s mission and ministry office. “As we help someone in need, we hopefully learn from them in a way that builds friendship. In Catholic social teaching, we call this solidarity – the recognition that we are all children of God, that we all have needs and that we all have something to give and to learn from one another.”
-    Rev. Kevin O’Brien, S.J. 2012 Landegger Awards Ceremony


To commemorate the memory of the late Lena Landegger, the Landegger Charitable Foundation has made a generous gift to Georgetown University for the purpose of honoring and rewarding Georgetown undergraduates for distinguished contributions to community service. These are students who have voluntarily committed to serve those in need in the many communities of which Georgetown is a part. Each year, twenty students will be selected to receive the awards. The Lena Landegger Community Service Awards provide a remarkable occasion for Georgetown to celebrate and honor its deep commitment to community service.


Congratulations to the 2017 Winners of the Lena Landegger Community Service Awards!

Mayra Alaniz
Febin Bellamy
Luke Brown
Josue Coronado
Natasha DeSousa
Victoria Efetevbia
Brandon Ferrell
Lillian Flashner
Patrick Gage
Bserat Ghebremicael
Olivia Hinerfeld
Carlo Izzo
Benjamin Johnson
Niki Khandheria
Jason Low
Nirmal Maitra
Clara Mejia Orta
Madeline Moore
Alexandra O'Kane
Carolyn Vilter


The Application period for the 2018 Landegger service awards will open fall 2017

Questions? Email landeggerserviceawards@georgetown.edu