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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.

Tyler McManus, CCAS '18 at Veterans Memorial Park

Crowdfunding effort improves the Military Community Center

November 09, 2017

Before the Military Community Center opened in 2016, a few things were not quite in order.

GW and Girl Rising

November 08, 2017

 

LGBTQ Community-Driven Cancer Research Advisory Board

GW Cancer Center Works to Ensure Quality Care for All

November 08, 2017

by Michele Lynn

Dee Kelly, Sr., J.D. '54

$1.25 million gift from Dee J Kelly Foundation boosts GW Law

July 19, 2017
The university will rename the Law School Learning Center (LLC) the Dee J. Kelly Law Learning Center after the distinguished alumnus, who was a prominent Texas lawyer, and behind-the-scenes figure in Texas politics.
Tara Scully, Director of the Harlan program

Harlan Trust Leaves Legacy for Research and Discovery

July 07, 2017

$9 million bequest provides scholarships and stipends to undergraduate researchers allowing them to continue their studies in biology year round.

The opening of the  Cisneros Institute.

Cisneros Institute Encourages Students to Reach Their Potential

July 05, 2017
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.

Communicating for Good

July 05, 2017
“When I decided I wanted to pursue a career in politics…my family suggested that if I was going to do this, I should do it right, and learn from the best, at the source: at GW in D.C.” -Joseph Kast, GSPM '15, Lane Graduate Scholarship in Political Management
Dr. Kevin Pelfrey is continuing his research at GW thanks to the Carbonell Family.

A Shared Vision for Autism Research and Treatment

July 05, 2017

Major gift brings Dr. Kevin Pelphrey to GW to further research on the brain functions at the root of autism.

GW Making HIstory Highlights

Making History Highlights - SMHS

July 05, 2017

From innovative research to medical scholarships, you made a difference.

Ribbon cutting at the Milken Institute School of Public Health

Record Breaking Gifts for Public Health

July 04, 2017
In March 2014, the Milken Institute, the Sumner M. Redstone Charitable Foundation and the Milken Family Foundation came together to provide $80 million in collective giving to GW public health, the largest gift in GW history.
Steve and Terry Godfrey with daughter, Brigid and son, Kieran.

Family Supports Student Services

June 16, 2017

As the first in her family who will graduate from college, Gaby Madrid, GWSPH ‘17, is forging a new path.

Moshe Pasternak, CCAS '17

Testimonial: Moshe Pasternak, CCAS '17

June 15, 2017
Bolstering his political science degree with a range of internship experience, Moshe (Mo) Pasternak has made the most of the opportunities afforded to him by a GW scholarship.
Jordan Williams, SEAS '17

Testimonial: Jordan Williams, SEAS '17

June 15, 2017

Jordan Williams chose GW because the school gave him the platform to be his whole self, a “science nerd by day, aspiring jazz musician by night.”

Claudia Ojeda, LAW '18

Testimonial: Claudia Ojeda LAW '18

June 15, 2017

Claudia Ojeda has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity since high school because she believes “home is at the center of everything.”

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