GW Community Helps Campaign Cross $800M Milestone


Donors have given more than $800 million to support students, enhance academics, and break new ground during Making History: The Campaign for GW, President Steven Knapp announced at the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards Thursday evening.

President Knapp noted than more than 58,000 donors have given to the campaign, which has now achieved more than 80% of its $1 billion goal.

In honor of hitting the EIGHT hundred million dollar milestone and being EIGHT-y percent towards our goal, we’re highlighting EIGHT (okay, okay, you get it now) of our favorite stories that illustrate the impact that the Making History Campaign and the philanthropy behind it are having on GW students, faculty, and programs.


When it All Adds Up
The Ron Howard Fund helps GW math scholar get back on his feet after hit-and-run.

Seeing Eye to Eye

Alumnus Tom Flynn, MD ’86, establishes Adopt-a-Doc scholarship to support five SMHS students.

A Global Education, GW-Style

Slim Scholars Program provides Mexican scholars access to “Only at GW” experiences.

Hands-on History

Just when April Bryan, MA ’15, thought she would have to pass up on incredible internships and the opportunity to help curate exhibits for GW’s new museum, she received a game-changing letter.

Making History
Campaign Breaks Records in First Year

University breaks fundraising records in first year of Making History: The Campaign for GW.

Class of 2019 Celebrates “First Night” at Mount Vernon

Support from GW parents, alumni, and friends helps the Class of 2019 kickoff the year at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate.

Thanks For Giving

Our students share Thank You notes for the diverse #OnlyAtGW experiences and resources for which they’re grateful.

GW History of Philanthropy

Philanthropy at GW is a tradition that dates back even to the days before its founding as Columbian College in 1821.


Join the momentum of Making History by making a gift today or vising to learn more about how you can get involved. Have a story of how philanthropy had an impact on your time at GW? Share it with us.


Author: GW Impact

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  1. My daughter is able to attend #GWU thanks to the generous donations that support students!

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