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Alumni and Giving

Philanthropy plays a vital role in shaping the success of GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. Alumni and donors are critical to our mission to create real-world impact through an engaged and inclusive liberal arts education, pioneering and innovative research and civic engagement. 

Through their achievement in communities that span the globe—and giving back through their time, talent and philanthropic support—our alumni and donors are the driving force behind GW’s legacy of excellence.

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Washington on stage being interviewed by Tony Goldwyn, her longtime friend and former co-star on ABC's 'Scandal,'

Kerry Washington's Inspiring Return to GW: A Master Class, a Book Launch and a Revolutionary Revelation

The actor and alumna hosted an intimate discussion with theatre students at CCAS' Corcoran School before her sold-out book tour event at Lisner Auditorium.

2023-24 Terker Fellows Mindy Finn and Jonathan Karl

New SMPA Terker Fellows to Bring Experience and Share Knowledge with Students

As fellows, award-winning journalist Jonathan Karl and CEO of Citizen Data Mindy Finn will contribute their expertise to class discussions and events at SMPA.

A chamber ensemble in Professor Ning Yu’s class performs Michael Beil’s Deep Blue (2022) at Corcoran’s NEXT Festival 2023.

GW’s Corcoran School and the National Gallery of Art Collaborate on New Home for Emerging Art and Education

The new initiative is the first major programmatic partnership between the National Gallery and a university to provide immersive learning opportunities for students.





“The Harlan Fellowship offered a focused and immersive experience, which deepened my understanding, enhanced my practical skills, and provided valuable networking opportunities. ... Hands-on engagement in a lab — beyond my class work — translates theoretical knowledge into tangible outcomes, empowering my academic and professional growth."

Margarita Kyza-Karavioti
Biological Sciences Major