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.

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.

GW Receives $30M Software Grant from Siemens

March 10, 2015
George Washington University engineering students will have access to the same design tools used throughout the global manufacturing industry.

From Family to Fellowships

February 19, 2015

Grace Lau, MBA ’76, is an inspiring example of what is possible with hard work and discipline, but she also knows that “education is a game changer at all levels.”

Mark Lederman, BBA'76, MS'81 and daughter, Jodi Lederman, BA '13

You Bet They’re Loyal: Mark, BBA ’76, MS ’81, and Jodi Lederman, BA ’13

February 03, 2015

When Eugene Sweeney wrote “Buff and Blue” in 1924, it was to cheer GW’s varsity football team to victory.

David and Diane Berg (far right) at the 2013 Power & Promise Dinner with fellow scholarship supporters.

30 Years and Counting

January 15, 2015
As of 2014, David Berg, BS ’68 and his wife have supported his alma mater for over 30 consecutive years.

Affording Real-World Opportunities

August 12, 2014

How people interpret art, what they are feeling when they view it, and how they move through a collection—these are just some of the questions that fascinate Bryan Hilley.

Taking GW to the top: Jerry Tinianow, BA ’77, JD ’80, wears his GW pride at the summit of Mt. Evans with his wife, Sharon.

Testimonial: Jerry Tinianow, BA '77, JD '80

August 01, 2014

“GW is for the self-directed student; the student who knows what he or she wants and is willing to take responsibility for getting it,” says Jerry Tinianow, BA ’77, JD ’80.

$5M Gift Enhances Career Services

May 19, 2014

Career services at the George Washington University are getting a major boost thanks to a gift from GW Board of Trustees member Mark R. Shenkman, MBA ’67, and his wife, Rosalind.