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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.

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Gift of $2.7 Million Establishes a Master’s Program in Israel Education

June 21, 2021
The Marcus Foundation, through a partnership with The iCenter, builds on GW’s strengths in Jewish education and Judaic studies.
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Mount Vernon Seminary Alumna, Spouse Bequeath $1 Million to GW Women’s Leadership Program

June 11, 2021
GW preserves the legacy of Mount Vernon Seminary and College through an innovative first-year living and learning community on the Mount Vernon campus.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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