GW Legacy Families

Program Overview

GW Legacy Family


GW Legacy Family


GW Legacy Family


The GW Legacy Alumni Network recognizes and celebrates the commitment of alumni who support and encourage their children, grandchildren, or siblings to attend GW and continue the family legacy. Through GW’s alumni families,  university traditions and Colonial pride pass from generation to generation.The GW Legacy Alumni Network helps these members of the GW community stay in touch with the university, and with other legacy families through special events and networking opportunities.

Are you a member of a Legacy Family? We would love to hear from you! Please contact Marie Treanor, Director of Legacy Family Engagement, [email protected] and fill out the GW Legacy Family form.


Annual Welcome Brunch

All members of the GW Legacy community are invited to our annual Legacy Family Welcome Brunch during Move-In Weekend. We hope you and your family are able to join us for this very special opportunity to connect with other GW Legacy families. Please check back for 2019 details and registration link.


Every year during commencement  we hold a special reception for Legacy students and families. This open house features hors d'oeuvres and a celebratory toast in honor of our graduates. To capture this special moment, you will receive a framed, professional photograph of your family to take home.

Legacy Family Commencement Reception 2019
Friday, May 17, 2019 | 2-3:30pm

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Volunteer Opportunities

Legacy families can volunteer to serve in a variety of ways—from representing GW at a regional Admissions fair to attending a Summer Send-Off to speak to first year families—there are countless ways to make an impact on the GW community.

Volunteering is an excellent way to stay connected and ensure that the GW legacy is sustained for years to come. We look forward to connecting you to an opportunity that is most meaningful to you.

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Giving Opportunities

At GW, we are continually amazed by the incredible, enduring support from our GW Legacy families. Through this invaluable generosity, GW can continue providing a consistently high-quality educational experience for our students. Philanthropy at all levels enables GW to develop forward-thinking programs, offer meaningful curricula, provide enhanced student services for career development, and build programs to engage students with our accomplished GW alumni community.

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Joe Sauma, GWSB MBA ‘89, GW Parent and his daughter, Isabella Sauma, CCAS '22

Joe Sauma, GWSB MBA ‘89, GW Parent and his daughter, Isabella Sauma, CCAS '22

"To our families, GW has turned us into proud role models for their next generation of Legacy family members. This bond and commitment gets passed on with so much pride and joy to all involved. With legacy comes responsibility and accountability, but that is exactly what makes it even more of a special, unique, and rewarding experience."