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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

Schmidt meets with current students involved in the LGBTQIA Resource Center for a roundtable luncheon.

Supporting LGBTQIA Students

July 06, 2018

When Michael Schmidt, BA ’78, MBA ’85, first came to GW, he had every intention of pursuing his interest in Political Science, but after a foray into acting, he decided to transfer to t

Jon LeClair, SON'18, has something to prove.

A Dream Realized

July 06, 2018
Jon LeClair, SON ’18, has something to prove. At least that is how he feels as the recipient of the Caroline Fredricka Holdship Trust, which is helping him to study health care in GW’s School of Nursing.
Aaron Banas (right) leads a nature retreat for D.C.-area veterans.

Supporting Veterans and the Environment

July 06, 2018
Aaron Banas, MP ’17, came to GW’s Professional Psychology Program because of its “unique approach to treat the whole person.”
Sushmita Malik, SMHS ’20

Scholarship Enables a Return to Roots

July 05, 2018
As a child, Sushmita Malik, SMHS ’20, loved to switch her television between her two favorite shows: “Arthur” and “ER.” Her fascination with emergency medicine never waned. “Someone comes into the emergency department with a problem and you’re there to fix it,” she says. “It’s often the worst day of a patient’s life, but an ER doctor can have a huge impact and make the patient’s day and life better.”
Hannah Grosvenor, ESIA ’19, is vice president of The Store, GW’s on-campus food bank.

Laptops and Clickers for Students in Need

June 26, 2018
Hannah Grosvenor, ESIA ’19, and Colleen Kelty, GSEHD M.A. ’18, pitched an idea to the Luther Rice Society Advisory Council and won a $20,000 award earmarked for student laptop computers and classroom answer clickers.

Furthering a Legacy With a Future Gift

June 19, 2018

From the classroom to the emergency room to the ballroom, Diane Luckmann, School of Medicine and Health Sciences MD '59, has always loved to learn — and been inspired to lead.

Edward C. Green, B.A. ’67, dedicated his career to improving health outcomes in under-served populations. (Photo: Edward Green)

Edward C. Green Fellows Will Contribute to Social and Political Change

May 08, 2018
Edward C. Green, B.A. ’67, has dedicated his career to improving health outcomes in under-served populations around the world. Through the endowed Edward C. Green Postdoctoral Fellowship Fund, he will continue to empower the next generation of anthropology professionals to make the world a better place.
Greenhouse manager Rachel Klein with students from Washington Middle School for Girls

Open-Air Study

April 24, 2018
The philanthropy-funded Wilbur V. Harlan Greenhouse is an oasis of green, where plants, flowers, grasses, and other vegetation thrive.
Steve Ross

GW's Most Valuable Utility Player

February 21, 2018
Almost every sports team has a utility player—an individual who by virtue of their skill and versatility plays multiple roles and adds tremendous value to the team. For GW, Steve Ross, BBA ’81 meets that description perfectly.
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

 

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.

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