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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.

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.

Cisneros Recipients Say ‘Thank You’

July 12, 2016

Meet Abril, Victoria, Guillermo, and Isaac. They are the first GW students to benefit from the Cisneros scholarships and the Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute.

‘Angels’ Send NVC Finalists to Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum

‘Angels’ Send NVC Finalists to Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum

May 18, 2016
Thanks to the generosity of a local entrepreneur and two GW alumni, the 2016 finalists in the GW New Venture Competition (NVC) were invited to attend the Big Idea CONNECTpreneur XVIII Forum, one of the region’s largest networking events for entrepreneurs. Business leaders S. Tien Wong, CEO of Tech 2000 and Chairman of Lore Systems; Richard DiPippo, GSEHD BA ’79, partner at The Meltzer Group; and Kristina Bouweiri, ESIA BA ’79, President & CEO of Reston Limousine and Travel Service, Inc. made it possible for the 20 finalists to travel to the event on April 28 and network with established tech entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, and company founders.
The $200,000 seed gift from GW Rowing alumnus Dave Wilson, SEAS ’87, will support racing shells, scholarships, and team travel

Alumnus Establishes Endowment for GW Men’s Rowing

May 03, 2016

George Washington men’s rowing alum Dave Wilson, BS ‘87, has provided a seed gift of $200,000 to

Cisneros Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cut on Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute

April 19, 2016

Gilbert Cisneros was 17 when he first visited Washington, D.C.: He went to Capitol Hill, met a few ambassadors and toured the FBI headquarters and the Pentagon.

Mentorship Program Teams Up Former and Current Student-Athletes

March 25, 2016
A new program, the GW Athletics mentorship program, pairs athletics alumni with student-athletes in their junior and senior years.
Corcoran doors

Corcoran Historic Doors to be Restored

March 14, 2016

The historic doors that have graced the Corcoran building’s 17th Street entrance since 1897 are being restored thanks to a gift from American Express. 

Engineering an “Only at GW” Education

March 10, 2016

“She really enjoyed that Kit-Kat.”

Sebastian Weinmann

Scholarship Sets Up Sophomore to Serve

February 15, 2016

The George Washington University has always attracted young minds with a passion for politics.

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