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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.

Student Support

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.
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.

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.”

Riordan family

Setting the Example

June 12, 2017

For GW parent Paula Riordan, it’s all about giving back.

Current students Demetria Clark and Moshe Pasternak and alumna Sally Nuamah, B.A. ’11, spoke at the Power & Promise Dinner.

Donors and Students Meet, Celebrate Achievements

April 19, 2017

ix years after Sally Nuamah graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the George Washington University, she now sits on its Board of Trustees.

Men’s Water Polo Wins Buff & Blue Fund Challenge

February 28, 2017
GW men’s water polo earned $10,000 in the Buff & Blue Fund Challenge, earning both the first-place and most improved prizes.

New Endowed Scholarship Fund Creates Paths to Opportunity

January 30, 2017
The belief that education can be a positive force for change and social mobility is what motivated GW alumnus Ali Kolaghassi and his wife, Lama.

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