The Thomas T. Petzold Endowed Fund was established in October, 1992 in his memory by his wife Margaret. Thomas was a member of the College Class of 1923.
This fund supports the maintenance, enhancement, expansion of, and access to Catholic Studies information resources and the general needs of the Library. When Margaret established the fund, Georgetown's Catholic Studies program was brand-new, offering courses that strengthen the conviction that Catholic colleges and universities can be catalysts for intellectual and social improvement.
Thomas and Margaret Petzold and their family were close friends and admirers of former University President Edward Bunn, S.J., and Thomas filled a leadership role in the university's Progress Fund during Father Bunn's presidency. Thomas Petzold maintained his strong support and love for the university until his death in 1989. His son William, C'62, and three grandchildren are also Georgetown alumni.
"Turning Forty, Part 2," Library Associates Newsletter, Spring 2010
"Gifts to Library Campaign Top $13 Million," Library Associates Newsletter, Spring/Summer 1999
Photo, Library Associates Newsletter, February 1994
"Endowment Established for Catholic Studies," Library Associates Newsletter, February 1993