Fiscal year 2017 (July 1 – June 30) was a big one for the GW community. We welcomed a new class of Colonials and graduated a new cadre of alumni. We created a student-run food pantry to address food security problems on campus, conducted new research on autism in children, and welcomed a new chair in computer science who is using technology to address social issues. All of these accomplishments are made possible because of philanthropy – your philanthropy.
Gifts of every size enable the big moments (listening to Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan speak on campus) and the little moments (participating in student organizations and accepting an unpaid internship) that make up the only-at-GW experience.
Demetria Clark, GSEHD MA '17
“My students’ academic progress, as well as attendance, has been on a steady incline since my enrollment in GW.”
Bill Dietz, Director of the Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness and Sumner M. Redstone Chair
“We would not be in the position we are today in terms of influencing the health of the District of Columbia, and more broadly that of the country and internationally, were it not for this gift.”
Gifts of $100 or less during the Campaign totaled to more than $2.99 million. Collectively, small gifts make a big difference.
FY17 Donors by Type
Campaign Donors by Type
Donors made 75 gifts per day during the campaign.
That’s a contribution every 19 minutes, 4 seconds.
2,753 donors made Luther Rice Society leadership gifts in fiscal year 2017.