The George Washington University is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Tax ID# 53-0196584. As of May 1, 2016, Charity Navigator will no longer provide ratings for primarily tuition-based private schools, colleges, and universities, but prior to that date, GW earned Charity Navigator's highest (four-star) rating.
We encourage you to make a gift to the area of GW that is most meaningful to you. Choose the method that's right for you to make a tax-deductible contribution.
- Credit Card or Check
- Payroll deduction (GW Faculty and Staff)
- Stocks and Securities
- Planned Gifts
- Real Estate
- Employer Matching Gifts
- Endowed Gifts
Credit Card or Check
Give by credit card via our secure online giving form or call 1-844-574-4483.
Gifts made by check should be payable to the George Washington University and mailed to:
The George Washington University
PO Box 98131
Washington, DC 20077-9756
Lean more about the One GW Faculty & Staff Campaign and how you can give through payroll deduction.
Stocks and Securities
A gift of stocks or securities to GW can be arranged via electronic transfer or by receipt of stock certificates. The gift provides a full income tax deduction, negates capital gains tax, and may also avoid estate taxes.
We would be happy to talk to you, your lawyer, or tax adviser about the advantages of making a gift of appreciated assets such as stocks or bonds. For more information, please contact John Kendrick at [email protected] or 202-994-6131.
With a planned gift, you can support GW's efforts to provide student financial aid, hire the highest quality professors, conduct groundbreaking research, and provide state-of-the-art facilities. Discover how a planned gift can benefit you and GW.
Donating property to GW can provide important tax advantages while eliminating the responsibility of property management. Depending on the gift arrangement, you may also benefit from a lifetime income stream, cash back from the gift transaction, or even retain the right to continue living in a property you donate.
From the rare banking documents of presidents and senators to works of art to dinners purchased for students, gifts-in-kind are priceless for the inspiration and knowledge they impart to GW students and friends.
For more information about donating a collection of knowledge and inspiration, please contact John Kendrick at [email protected] or 202-994-6131.
If you are interested in providing career advice to students over dinner, sign up to host a dinner with alumni.
Employer Matching Gifts
Many employers sponsor programs that match charitable contributions made by their employees, allowing you to double or even triple the value of your gift. Find out if your employer matches gifts.
If you have questions, contact GW Annual Giving at [email protected] or 800-789-2611.
Gifts of all kinds may be designated as a long-term investment through an endowment. Endowed gifts create a permanent legacy for scholarships, helping generations of students attend GW, or an endowed faculty position may be created to bring the best professors and researchers to GW to work with our students. Learn more about creating a powerful legacy for GW students.