About the Campaign

The Senior Class Gift Campaign, a tradition at GW since the 1980s, is a way for each class to leave their legacy on the university through philanthropic efforts. The campaign has created decades of GW Loyal donors and serves as the beginning of an alumni giving career. This year, we have the unique opportunity to create an impact as distinct and diverse as our class by giving back to the areas of the university and organizations of our choice. We can give to any part of the university we choose - scholarships and financial aid, our schools, our favorite athletic teams, our student organizations. It is our choice! Our gifts today will provide current and future GW students with the same resources that we have received through gifts from GW alumni. Support from past Colonials affects every aspect of our experience at GW.

This year, we are challenged to make 2018: Loyal to the Buff and Blue of GW . Loyal philanthropy - through sustaining gifts - enhances the student experience year after year, and ensures that future colonials are able to take advantage of all GW has to offer.

The Senior Class Gift is your first step into the community of George Washington University alumni. After years of growth and new experiences, it's a chance to give back to the institution and community that helped shape us!


Why Give

Maen Hammad, ESIA ’17, is On a Roll

Maen Hammad, ESIA ’17, is On a Roll

From building skateboard parks in occupied Palestine to volunteering to end discrimination across the United States, Maen is pursuing his dream to study international affairs at the Elliott School and help bring change on a larger scale thanks to the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Fellowship Fund.

Read Maen's Story
Sebastian Weinmann, CCAS '18

Sebastian Weinmann, CCAS '18

"It feels reassuring and humbling to know that there is such a generous GW community, and I am so grateful for the support I have received from GW alumni, parents, and faculty."

Read Sebastian's Story
Students talk about being able to pursue unpaid internships thanks to KACIF.

Students Thank Donors for Internship Funding

Thanks to the Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund (KACIF), GW students can pursue high-quality, unpaid internships and receive grants up to $3,000 to foster their career exploration and enhance their academic experience.

Hear from GW Student Interns