Thanks for Giving

As President of the United States, George Washington proclaimed Thursday, November 26, 1789 as an official holiday of “sincere and humble thanks.” Two hundred twenty-five years later, students at the George Washington University acknowledge the diverse #OnlyAtGW experiences and resources for which they’re grateful — experiences and resources possible due to the philanthropy of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of the university.


GW students say thanks

GW students say thanks

“Thank you, Colonial Inauguration staff, for making me feel comfortable at GW right away.”

“Thank you, English for Academic Purposes Program, for boosting my confidence in writing essays and papers by providing a course to help international students to improve our writing skills.”

“Thank you, Professor Buntman, for sparking my interest in criminal justice which I’ve been able to practice during my internship with the 4th district detectives of the Metropolitan Police Department.”

“Thank you, GW donors, for making my dreams a reality.”

“Thank you, men’s basketball, for making it to the NCAA Tournament last year. That was awesome!”

“Thank you, Professor Nash, for making a STEM major passionate about your American Studies course with your personalized attention, dedication, and by knowing all 70 of our names.”

“Thank you, GW donors. Because of you, we’re making history.”

“Thank you, Thurston Hall, for my 5 roommates who became my freshman year family.”

“Thank you, GW donors, for helping us to be a part of something bigger.”

“Thank you, Lerner Health and Wellness, for giving me a great way to relieve stress, make new friends, and get stronger at the same time.”

“Thank you, University Honors Program and Professor Ralkowski, for giving me the opportunity to do research for your newest book, Louis C.K. and Philosophy.”

“Thank you, Gelman Library, for being a welcoming, modern space for my classmates & me to focus on group collaborations.”

“Thank you, Power & Promise scholarships, for giving me the peace of mind to focus on my academics.”

“Thank you, GW donors. Your support makes all of this possible and more.”

“Thank you!”


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Author: GW Impact

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  1. So grateful for and proud of my GW education, experience and family. Raise High!

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