Giving to GW

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Every gift, no matter the size, enhances the lives of GW students.

Thank you!



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Starting Our New Century with a Focus on Access

Every year, thousands of talented and promising young people come to the George Washington University with a desire to change the world. But not every future leader has the same opportunity.

Let's open doors


Holly Gill helping a pet in a volunteer clinic in the Caribbean

Largest Gift by Faculty to Fund Unique Center for Community Health for Caribbean and Latin America

The donation by Professor James Lebovic and Holly Gill to found the Gill-Lebovic Center for Community Health in the Caribbean and Latin America will leverage the research, expertise and experience in GW’s Milken Institute School of Public Health to create a permanent legacy of improved health outcomes in the region they have come to love over three plus decades of visits - first for tourism and then for service.

With each trip, their love for the region and its people grew stronger as did their desire to alleviate the acute levels of basic need they encountered. Taking things into their own hands—literally— they began direct aid projects in several communities that have flourished over the years. Now this transformational gift will continue their work.

Read about this gift at GW Today

Scholarships Open Doors

Grace Seo, scholarship student, Open Doors Profile

Grace Seo, CCAS '23

Scholarship funding has allowed Grace Seo to devote more energy to her academics and the opportunity to connect with professors and the diverse community of GW.

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Laya Reddy, Scholarship Student Open Doors

Laya Reddy, Corcoran '22

Scholarship funding allows students the freedom to take advantage of all that GW has to offer.  Laya Reddy formed a brass quintet, and enjoys Friday concerts.

Read Laya's Story →

Jordan Michel, Scholarship student open doors profile

Jordan Michel, Law '23

"I applied to law school with a dream and a desire to effect change, but with no idea how I would afford it. [Donor funding] goes a long way in making law school possible for me.”

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Philanthropy Spotlight

GRAPHIC: Title IX Spotlight: Meena Lakdawala-Flynn, Gymnastics

Title IX Spotlight: Meena Lakdawala-Flynn

Gymnastics alumna gives back through endowed scholarship.

Seymour Perlin and his wife, Ruth R. Perlin

For the Love of Family

Couple’s gift endows The Seymour and Ruth Perlin Professorship in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and celebrates the family’s unique 100-year history at GW.
Jeffrey Akman (r) and Steven Mazzola.

Former SMHS Dean Jeffrey Akman Makes $3.5 Million Bequest to Fund Student Research

Akman Innovation Fund awards “venture capital” grants to inaugural cohort.
Emma Cieslik, an MA student in the GW Museum Studies program, prepares an equestrian textile from the Brick Freedman Collection

Textile Art Collection and New Endowment Gifts Expand Experiential Learning Opportunities

Valued at nearly $5 million, donations from former trustees of The Textile Museum elevate GW as an international center for scholarship and appreciation of textiles as global cultural heritage.

Prashamsha Rayamajhi discussed the impact of scholarships on her own education.

Donors and Recipients Share Impact of Scholarship Gifts

After two years, Celebration of Scholarships and Fellowships Dinner returns to in-person celebration at Kennedy Center’s REACH.