Campaign Spotlights Columbian College Aspirations

As GW kicks off its $1 billion philanthropic campaign, Columbian College is leading the charge in enhancing academics, supporting students and breaking ground on bold new initiatives. Among the college’s funding priorities are endowed professorships, faculty research, financial aid, the Science and Engineering Hall and support for strategic opportunities. Read more.

Making History: The Campaign for GW

Introducing "Making History: The Campaign for GW"
Introducing "Making History: The Campaign for GW"

Making History: The Campaign for GW is a comprehensive, university-wide philanthropic effort to raise funds to support the George Washington University’s vision and priorities. This seven-year, $1 billion campaign officially began on July 1, 2011 and was publicly launched on June 20, 2014. To date, more than $523 million has already been raised toward this ambitious goal.

“Our ambitious goal—1 billion dollars to be raised by June of 2018—will enable us to implement the strategic plan that was unanimously adopted last year by the Board of Trustees and provides the blueprint for achieving the full greatness that was always in this university’s future,” said GW President Steven Knapp.

Over 200 years ago, President George Washington envisioned a university in the nation’s capital that would serve as America’s intellectual hub and produce citizen leaders. Today, GW embodies this vision by growing its international research reputation, creating new cross-disciplinary institutes and academic opportunities, and recruiting the best students and faculty to build a diverse and robust community of living and learning in the heart of Washington, DC.

The Making History campaign will enable the university to generate breakthroughs that affect millions of lives, partner with influential organizations around the world, and provide our students with the resources and opportunities to make history. The partnership and support of thousands of alumni, faculty and staff, parents, friends, corporations, and foundations will lead to incredible, positive changes for every facet of life at GW.

The scale of our ambition is formidable, yet when our community decides to act in unison, there is no limit to what we can accomplish.


Support the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

Support the Columbian College of Arts & SciencesThe Columbian College of Arts and Sciences is the academic heart of the George Washington University. As practitioners of “the engaged liberal arts,” Columbian College opens minds.

Our students inhabit the space where the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences converge.

It’s where tomorrow’s challenges will be met. And it requires your help.


Support the School of Media and Public Affairs

Support the School of Media and Public AffairsThe School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA) explores how ideas and information are communicated and how people inform and influence policy and politics. We do this through the rigorous study of media, journalism, and political communication – and we do it in a city that is the epicenter of decision-making for our nation and the world.

To remain in a leadership position and to better compete for top students, we need additional resources for our people and our programs.


Support the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration

Support the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public AdministrationThe Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration is a focal point for public affairs education, research, and public service at the George Washington University.

This superior education is built on a rich tradition and an outstanding location just a few blocks west of the White House.

Each gift, no matter how large or small, makes a positive impact on our students and furthers our standing as one of the nation's preeminent schools of public affairs.


Access the Making History: The Campaign for GW website for more information on how you can get involved.