Donor Recognition Societies

GW values the generosity of our donors, and we know how to say "thank you."

Our donor recognition societies celebrate the impact that sustained giving has on the university’s ability to support our students, enhance academics, and attract and retain great faculty.

For more information on these societies, please email [email protected].

George Washington Society

The most prestigious of the university’s societies, the George Washington Society honors the commitment and cumulative giving of our most generous supporters. Donors whose cumulative giving totals have reached $100,000 or more during their lifetime are recognized through this society. Those whose giving totals have reached $1 million or more are considered 1821 Benefactors of the society.

Learn more about the George Washington Society

Heritage Society

Heritage Society

The Heritage Society honors alumni, friends, faculty, and staff who support the George Washington University through a bequest intention, charitable gift annuity, charitable trust, or other planned gift.

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Luther Rice Society

Luther Rice raised the necessary funding and lobbied President James Monroe and Congress to make George Washington’s vision of a university in the heart of our nation’s capital a reality. The Luther Rice Society is a vital connection among GW alumni, friends, and students.

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GW Loyal

GW Loyal recognizes those who make a gift to GW for two or more consecutive years. Annual gifts provide sustaining revenue sources that our students and faculty can count on year after year.

Learn more about GW Loyal