Ways to Give

GW Alumni explain why they give back while attending alumni weekend. Why We Give Back: Highlighting the reasons why alumni choose to give back to their alma mater.

In the classroom, on campus, at an internship, on the field, in the community: GW students are leaders. With your support, we can work to open GW's doors to all qualified students who hope to attend.


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GW Making History Campaign

On June 30, 2017, the university finished its ambitious and comprehensive $1 billion philanthropic campaign to support students, enhance academics, and break new ground. The Campaign raised funds to:

  • Open GW’s doors to all qualified students
  • Help students and faculty grow as innovative thinkers and leaders
  • Nurture interdisciplinary research to address society’s significant challenges


Read about the Impact of the Campaign


Ways to Give

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.
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
2033 K Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, D.C. 20052
Planned Giving
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.

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Kristen Barnes

"To be able to call my parents and tell them that they could take a deep breath because GW alumni had put their faith in my academic success meant the world to me...receiving this award motivates me even more to achieve my greatest accomplishments so that I may one day reach out a helping hand to a future Colonial as you have done for me!"

Kristen Barnes, CCAS ‘16