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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.

$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.
Allison Hoff, MD ’15, and Russell Libby, MD ’79

Let the Healing Commence: GW’s First Adopt-a-Doc Scholar Graduates

June 18, 2015
Four years ago, Allison Hoff, MD ’15, became GW’s first recipient of an Adopt-a-Doc scholarship, a unique initiative that provides alumni and friends the opportunity to support incoming students throughout all four years of medical school.

Alumnus Gilbert Cisneros Donates $7 Million to GW

June 10, 2015

George Washington University alumnus Gilbert Cisneros, BA ’94, and his wife, Jacki, have donated $7 million to create the GW Cisneros Hispanic Le

Dalya Elhady, MD ’15, celebrates being matched to her first choice residency program with her family.

A Team Effort

June 08, 2015

“Medicine is not just a career choice; it is a calling,” says Dalya Elhady, MD ’15.

Support from alumna Marie Sansone, BA ’78, will help students and faculty in GW’s Department of Philosophy (pictured) make the w

Alumna Embraces Philosophy of Giving Back

May 26, 2015

“If GW’s philosophy department performs well,” says Marie Sansone, BA ’78, “then its actions will impact all areas of human endeavor.”

A Lasting Gift

April 29, 2015

How do you thank the place that changed your life?

Donors and Recipients Share their Stories

April 15, 2015

During this spring’s annual Power & Promise event, two scholarship recipients met their donors for the first time. We captured these rare first moments on video during the event.

Igor Efimov was installed as the Alisann and Terry Collins Professor of Biomedical Engineering.

Igor Efimov Installed as Collins Professor of Biomedical Engineering

April 03, 2015
The leader in cardiovascular disease research chairs GW's new Department of Biomedical Engineering.

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