Gifts of Every Size Make History

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.”

Watch Demetria speak about her scholarship

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.”

Watch Dr. Dietz speak about the work of the Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness

Moshe "Mo" Pasternak, CCAS BA '17

“For me, and many others, your generosity has provided far more than an education, but a home in every sense of the word.”

Watch Mo speak about his scholarship

GW Students on the Benefits of Philanthropy


More than 18,000 donors made gifts to Power & Promise student aid during the Campaign.

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Gifts of $100 or less during the Campaign totaled to more than $2.99 million. Collectively, small gifts make a big difference.

4,027 donors made a gift to GW every year of the campaign.

Nearly 40,000 made their first gift to GW during the Making History Campaign.

Donors Making First Gift During Campaign

21,317 donors

FY17 Donors by Type

66,959 donors

Campaign Donors by Type

296 Georges and 87 Marthas made gifts during the Campaign.

Our namesake and the first, first lady would be proud.

GW Coat of Arms


George and Martha Campaign Donors

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.

Learn more about the Luther Rice Society

12,190 donors were GW Loyal in fiscal year 2017.
Meet our GW Loyal donors

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