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.

‘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.

$2.5M Gift Brings Institute for Religious Freedom’s Education Programs to GW

January 28, 2016

President George Washington’s legacy as a champion of religious freedom and the acceptance of all faiths will be sustained at the George Washington University with a new institute in the Colu

James M. Clark, the Ronald B. Weintraub Associate Professor of Biology Systematics, on an expedition.

Jurassic Clark: GW's Dino Discoverer

January 19, 2016
They are on our bed sheets and lunch boxes, in our toy chests and movie theaters. They capture our imaginations, delighting and terrifying us, and for GW’s James M. Clark, the Ronald B. Weintraub Professor of Biology Systematics, dinosaurs provide a glimpse into the evolutionary journey that life has made over millions of years.
Maen Hammad, ESIA ’17

Maen Hammad, ESIA ’17, is On a Roll

November 17, 2015
Maen Hammad’s father, who spent much of his life in a Palestinian refugee camp, used to tell him that “an education is more powerful than any weapon because it can never be taken from you.” To this day, Maen, ESIA ’17, lives by these words.
Student job fair

Colonials Helping Colonials Fund Established

October 19, 2015

The George Washington Alumni Association (GWAA) announced on October 16 the start of a new fundraising initiative to support the university’s Making History campaign.

Council Members Make History at SEAS

October 14, 2015

Advisory councils and boards are critical to the support of the Making History Campaign.

Rabbi Max Ticktin (photo credit: Judy Licht)

Israel Studies at GW Bolstered by Endowed Gift

September 21, 2015
A grant from The Morningstar Foundation will create an endowed professorship dedicated to scholarship and discourse of modern Israel.

GW Law Student Leverages Scholarship to Promote Human Rights

August 12, 2015

Wendy Aluoch, a third-year law student at GW, has a seemingly simple goal: to make a difference.

Gazelle Hashemian, MS ’97

In Their Words: Gazelle Hashemian, MS '97

July 30, 2015
Gazelle Hashemian, MS ’97, vice chair of the SEAS National Advisory Council, shares why she supports GW and how SEAS is making history.