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.

Robert Pless to Chair Computer Science Department

February 13, 2017

Robert PlessRobert Pless joined the George Washington

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.
Howard Tischler, MS ’80, and Aleksandra Desansky, SEAS ’18

High (Tech) Touch

November 28, 2016

When tragedy strikes, people are often inspired to develop solutions that prevent others from suffering the same fate.

Jordan Williams

Student Spotlight: Jordan Williams, SEAS ’17

November 22, 2016

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.”

AT&T Names GW Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy

November 22, 2016
With its location in the heart of the nation’s cap­ital, the George Washington University offers unpar­alleled opportunities for students and faculty to drive change.
Juan Carlos Torres, SON ’17

A Healthy Investment

November 21, 2016

The first recipients of an endowed nursing scholarship share their stories and future plans.

Student Spotlight: Claudia Ojeda, LAW ’18

November 21, 2016

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One Veteran Charts a Healing Course

November 11, 2016

One Veteran Charts a Healing CourseFor many veterans,

From left to right: Steven Knapp, James Foster, Oliver Carr, Forrest Maltzman, Reuben Brigety II. (William Atkins/GW Today)

James Foster Installed as Oliver T. Carr, Jr. Professor in International Affairs

November 02, 2016
James Foster was installed as the Oliver T. Carr, Jr. Professor in International Affairs, named for the former Board of Trustees chair and distinguished entrepreneur.
Steve Knapp and Churchill donors

Churchill Library and Center Opens at GW

November 02, 2016

Washington, D.C., gained its first research center dedicated to Winston Churchill with the opening of the National Churchill Library and Center (NCLC) at the George Washington University this weeke

Sormeh Harounzadeh, SMHS ’17

SMHS Alumnus Honors His Mother by Helping a Nurse

October 31, 2016

Upon graduating from medical school, young physicians frequently begin their careers burdened by significant debt.

Camille Ann Brewer

Museum Names First Full-Time Curator of Contemporary Textile Art

October 20, 2016
The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum has named Camille Ann Brewer its first full-time curator of contemporary textile art.
Char Beales, B.A. ’73

$3.2 Million Bequest Will Fund Professorship of Accountability in Journalism

October 12, 2016
In an effort to ensure accountability and accuracy are not left behind in the changing landscape of journalism, Ms. Beales and her husband, Howard Beales, professor and chair of the Department of Strategic Management and Public Policy in the GW School of Business, have pledged $3.2 million to the GW School of Media and Public Affairs to fund an endowed professorship.

Donor Honey Nashman, Students Share Perspectives on Giving

August 29, 2016

“GW is a great university with a heart,” says Honey W. Nashman, associate professor emerita of sociology and human services. And she should know.

Churchill diary cards

Crowdsourcing Project Shows a Different Side of Churchill

August 15, 2016

The calendar entry in Winston Churchill’s engagement diary for November 14, 1939—written in italicized shorthand and faded black ink—reads: “6:00 Gen.