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-athletes enjoy Training Table breakfast 148 days per year.

Generous Serving

July 03, 2018
Gift provides daily balanced breakfasts to student-athletes.
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.
Students in the GW Global Bachelor's Program in China

GW Global Bachelor's Program Takes Study Abroad to New Heights

June 20, 2018
The Starr Foundation’s generous $1 million gift sends a cohort of students around the world to study over multiple semesters in different locales, where they can compare different cultures and broaden perspectives.

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.

Christopher and Lori Worrell

Making it Better

May 22, 2018
For Christopher and Lori Worrell of Gwynedd, Pa., the college search started with 12 schools. Their son, Spencer Worrell, SEAS ’21, wanted to study engineering on the East Coast at a university with a great academic reputation and a diverse student body. As the list narrowed down, and with every visit, Spencer realized GW had everything he was looking for in a university. And with every visit, Christopher and Lori realized the same thing.
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.
GW President Thomas LeBlanc, Mark Plotkin, and Geneva Henry, dean of GW Libraries and Academic Innovation examine the collection

Alumnus Mark Plotkin Donates Papers to GW

April 10, 2018
Mark Plotkin, a journalist, political commentator and a past recipient of a George Washington University Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, has donated his collection of papers to the university.
Kim family at graduation of Russell Kim '18

Gift from Alumnus Supports GW Institute for Korean Studies

March 19, 2018

A GW alumnus and his wife have made a $750,000 gift to GW to support the Institute for Korean Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs.

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.
GW parents Jian Zhang and Min Shi and their daughter Isabella Zhang, GWSB B.Accy ’14

Tradition of Giving

January 26, 2018
“Keeping close contact with schools and participating actively in a school’s development has been a tradition of our family,” say GW parents Jian Zhang and Min Shi.

A Little Goes a Long Way

January 16, 2018
The voluntary library gift, a $50 donation from students each semester, allows for consistent funding of services, resources, and spaces at Libraries and Academic Innovation.
Dr. Ashley Darcy-Mahoney has dedicated her career to exploring how social and environmental factors influence a child's health.

Better Care for Kids

January 09, 2018
Experts agree children living in poverty have more complicated health care needs. Dr. Ashley Darcy-Mahoney is doing something about it.

Gift Provides Rapid Prototyping Studio to Enhance Discovery and Creation

January 02, 2018
Support from GW Parents Kelly and Sean Domnick will allow all Corcoran students and faculty to embark on projects that emphasize experimentation, iteration, and prototyping.


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