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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.

Frank Sesno with Ted Turner

CNN Gift Propels Environmental Media Initiative

May 03, 2021
A $500,000 CNN gift will help achieve the goal of creating a Ted Turner Professor of Environmental Media at SMPA and support GW’s focus on sustainability.
Tempietto

University Receives more than $12 Million to Fund Scholarships

March 23, 2021
As GW gets ready to celebrate its first-ever Giving Day on April 7, the university announced $12.48 million in major gifts that will fund scholarships for current and future students across the university.
GW Law

GW Law Alumnus Makes $2 Million Bequest to Start Scholarship Fund

March 03, 2021

A gift from Kenneth E. Jaconetty will create an endowed need-based scholarship to support law students from diverse backgrounds to pursue studies in intellectual property law.

Founders Gate

GW Designates $22.5 Million in Gifts for Student Financial Assistance

October 29, 2020
The university reached a significant philanthropic milestone as it announced more than $22.5 million in gifts that will be used to create need-based student scholarships.
Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr.

GW Announces Transformational $12.5 Million Gift Advancing Work on Religious Freedom

October 08, 2020
Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr.’s $12.5 million bequest builds upon the ambassador’s initial $2.5 million gift in 2016 that established the Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom at GW.
Michael J. McKeon, JD ’96

GW Law Alumnus Endows Professorship of Intellectual Property Law

September 16, 2020
GW Law received a major gift from alumnus Michael J. McKeon, JD ’96 that established the Michael J. McKeon Professorship of Intellectual Property Law. Professor Robert Brauneis, co-director of GW Law’s IP program, was appointed the inaugural holder of the endowed professorship.
Steven V. Roberts

SMPA Professor Establishes Fund to Help Students Affected by COVID-19

September 14, 2020
As members of the George Washington University community grapple with financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Professor Steven V. Roberts has created a swift, accessible fund to help in-need students at the School of Media and Public Affairs continue their education. The J.B. and M.C. Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs established the Cokie Roberts Tuition Relief Fund this week in honor of his late wife, the groundbreaking broadcast journalist.

Showing Students in Need that GW Cares

May 13, 2020
Hundreds of GW students are struggling to meet basic expenses, including food, housing, and transportation, or the technology to continue their studies. But generous donors have stepped in and the GW Cares Student Assistance Fund has made an immediate difference in numerous students' lives. Three GW students want you to know that a small amount of financial support from the GW Cares Student Assistance Fund has thrown them a lifeline and the comfort of knowing someone cares.
Duke Ellington School of the Arts senior Bailey Moore learns she is the recipient of a scholarship covering all costs for four y

GW Presents Outstanding D.C. High School Students with Full Ride Scholarships

March 13, 2020
Blyss Swan and Jazmin Angel-Guzman were having an ordinary morning at Benjamin Banneker High School, where both are seniors, when an unusual guest interrupted their routine: George Washington.
Steven V. Roberts (r) helps student volunteers to load canned food supplies into the Store's vans during a resupply run.

New Endowment to Support Student-Run Food Pantry

March 12, 2020

By Briahnna Brown

For as long as he can remember, hunger and nutrition programs have been at the top of Steven V. Roberts’ list for philanthropic endeavors.

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