Every gift, every year helps GW students reach their potential in the classroom, and in life.  The stories below reflect the impact of philanthropy on our GW community.

Sugai scholars on National Mall.

Sugai Program Teaches and Inspires Japanese Students

August 29, 2019

From Tohoku, Japan to the streets of Foggy Bottom, eight deserving Japanese students spent two weeks on campus this summer for an immersive cultural experience –

An SMPA studio control room is shown. The IDDP will assist journalists develop stories that correct distorted public narratives.

Knight Foundation Investment to Fund Institute for Data, Democracy, and Politics

July 22, 2019

A new research institute at the George Washington University will fight the rise of distorted and misleading information online, working to educate national policymakers and journalists on strategi

Student Callers

Get to Know GW's Colonial Callers

April 29, 2019

GW’s Colonial Connection Call Center employs more than 60 students, but being a caller is more than just an on-campus gig for these student-employees – it’s a meaningful job that

New Colonial Connection Call Center Space

Colonial Connection Unveils New Call Center

March 20, 2019

It’s been said that younger generations are scared to pick up the phone, but that’s not the case for the student callers at Colonial Connection, GW’s call center.

Becoming Our Best

March 07, 2019
This isn’t the first time new Athletic Director Tanya Vogel has rallied for the Buff & Blue. As a former GW student-athlete and women’s soccer coach, she knows what it takes to help athletes excel in their sport and in the classroom.

From Foster Care to Fierce Advocate

March 07, 2019
When Sacred Huff, JD Law ’19, aged out of the foster care system, she needed a new door to open up for her and her younger sister. At the 2018 Power & Promise Dinner, Sacred shared how that opportunity came through a George Washington University scholarship that has changed her future — and the way she views her past.

Why I Give Back

March 07, 2019
We are grateful for the many alumni who consider GW in their annual giving plans and provide essential support for scholarships, financial aid, and growth as an elite university. Read why Steve LaForte, BA ’86, JD ’93, prioritizes giving back to his alma mater.
President LeBlanc with GW students

Building Our Future Together

March 05, 2019
Growing up, GW president Thomas J. LeBlanc couldn’t afford college tuition. The proud recipient of a scholarship, he’s more passionate than ever about inspiring alumni generosity and helping more students reach their potential through an affordable GW education.
Photo of Colleen Connors and Howard Opinsky

Donor Valentines: Colleen Connors and Howard Opinsky

February 09, 2019
Given their academic interests and pursuits, it was inevitable that Colleen Connors, CCAS BA '91 and Howard Opinsky, CCAS BA '91 would cross paths at GW.
The Leibow family

Donor Valentines: Lisa and Phil Leibow

February 09, 2019
Lisa and Phil Leibow met in Thurston Hall in 1984 and have been married 29 years.
Pieces from the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum collection are laid out for digital photography at th

Museum Grant Will Make Textiles Available Globally via Digital Database

December 20, 2018
The $250,000 award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services creates funding for high-resolution photography and digital data collection of some 5,200 objects.
SMPA senior Isabel Pellegrino

Students Discuss Impact of KACIF Grant

December 20, 2018

An unpaid summer internship to organize nonviolent political engagement in Cameroon quickly turned into a humanitarian relief effort for Max Bone, a junior at George Washington University, when con

Igor Efimov, the Alisann and Terry Collins Professor of Biomedical Engineering, will be inducted into the National Academy of In

Alisann and Terry Collins Professor of Biomedical Engineering to be Inducted into National Academy of Inventors

December 11, 2018
Dr. Igor Efimov also recipient of four-year, $2.5 million grant from National Institutes of Health National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Ave Tucker, BBA '77, Coach Ritchie, and parents Dave and Tam Fassnacht P '20

GW Baseball Celebrates New Fassnacht Clubhouse and Training Facility

November 06, 2018
The new clubhouse became a reality because of numerous gifts from donors, including Dave and Tam Fassnacht, P'20, for whom the clubhouse is named, and alumnus and Trustee Ave Tucker, BBA '77.
Health Equity Fellows with community health workers in Rwanda

GW Health Workforce Institute Leaders for Health Equity Fellowship Joins Global Atlantic Fellows Program

August 16, 2018
GW Health Workforce Institute at Milken Institute School of Public Health has received an additional $18 million to expand its fellowship program.


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