Power & Promise Celebration - 2017




The George Washington University's annual Power & Promise dinner, celebrating the power of education and the promise of tomorrow's leaders, was held on Thursday, March 23.

More than 350 guests—donors, students, parents, university leaders, and friends—came together to recognize the impact of scholarships and fellowships. The lively program brought to life the notion of "power and promise," demonstrating how investing in students makes a difference, not just to the students who receive these awards, but ultimately to the broader community and the world. This year's event included a special toast to President Steven Knapp, who launched the Power & Promise initiative in 2009.

Browse the video clips and photos below for highlights of this memorable celebration.

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Power & Promise Speaker Videos

Aaron Madrid Aksoz

Aaron Madrid Aksoz, CCAS

The story of GW Cisneros Scholar Aaron Madrid Aksoz, CCAS '20, and the impact that a scholarship has had on his experience at the George Washington University.

Diana Lee

Diana Lee, SMHS

The story of GW scholarship recipient Diana Lee, SMHS '18, and the impact that a scholarship has had on her medical school experience.

Sally Nuamah, alum and scholarship recipient

Sally Nuamah, CCAS

Sally Nuamah, a scholarship graduate and GW Trustee, speaks on how her scholarship pushed her toward her present career.