GW Loyal



Consistent annual support is a cornerstone of the George Washington University’s effort to make an impact on the world. Annual gifts, each and every year, sustain our students and faculty who strive for excellence each and every day.

Established in 2014, GW Loyal was created to honor our most committed donors, those who understand the importance of this consistent support to the university.

Alumni, families, faculty, staff, friends, and students who give any amount, to any area of the university, for two or more consecutive fiscal years (July 1-June 30) are recognized as members of GW Loyal. 

You Bet They're Loyal to GW

The Drive to Thrive

Gratitude, loyalty, and commitment to success fuel Elliott School alumn support for 34 years and counting.

Read more of Jerry's story

30 Years and Counting

30-year donor and GW alumnus David Berg, BS '68, and his wife Diane (far right), expanded their annual scholarship for SEAS after meeting with Amzaray Ahmed, BS ’14, the 2011-13 recipient.

Read more about their story

Mark Lederman, BBA ’76, MS ’81 and daughter, Jodi, BA'13

You Bet They're Loyal: Mark Lederman

In 1989, Mark Lederman, BBA '76, MS '81, began 25 years of giving to GW. His daughter, Jodi, BA '13, is continuing the tradition by becoming a founding member of GW Loyal.

Read more about Mark and Jodi's support for GW

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Your Loyal Giving at Work

Jon LeClair, SON'18, has something to prove.

A Dream Realized

Jon LeClair, SON ’18, has something to prove. At least that is how he feels as the recipient of the Caroline Fredricka Holdship Trust, which is helping him to study health care in GW’s School of Nursing.
Aaron Banas (right) leads a nature retreat for D.C.-area veterans.

Supporting Veterans and the Environment

Aaron Banas, MP ’17, came to GW’s Professional Psychology Program because of its “unique approach to treat the whole person.”
Sushmita Malik, SMHS ’20

Scholarship Enables a Return to Roots

As a child, Sushmita Malik, SMHS ’20, loved to switch her television between her two favorite shows: “Arthur” and “ER.” Her fascination with emergency medicine never waned. “Someone comes into the emergency department with a problem and you’re there to fix it,” she says. “It’s often the worst day of a patient’s life, but an ER doctor can have a huge impact and make the patient’s day and life better.”
The opening of the  Cisneros Institute.

Cisneros Institute Encourages Students to Reach Their Potential

A $7 million gift from Gilbert Cisneros, BA ’94, and his wife, Jacki created The Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute to provide students with scholarships and fellowships to address undermatching, when students of high potential do not matriculate to selective universities.