Ways to Give

Join us in fostering a culture of giving that transcends boundaries and leaves an enduring mark on the landscape of education. For questions about these ways to give, please contact the alumni and giving team


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Financing Opportunities

Invest in the future of liberal arts at GW's Columbian College. There are several ways to make a contribution – choose the one that is right for you.

Monthly Giving

You can sign up for monthly credit card payments to spread your gift out over the fiscal year. You choose the amount per month and the number of months in a way that works best for you. 

Cash, Check, or Credit

To give securely online, visit our donation page. You can also make your gift in other ways:

Mail your check, made out to the George Washington University and with the name of the department in the memo line, to

The George Washington University
P.O. Box 98131
Washington, DC 20077-9756

Call the GW Division of Development and Alumni Relations at 1-800-789-2611 to make a donation by phone.


Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor programs that match charitable contributions made by their employees. With matching gifts, you can sometimes double or even triple the value of your gift.

Search the GW employers sponsor matching gift directory to see if your employer-or your spouse's employer-matches donations, or check with the human resources department in your workplace.

If your company matches, you may be able to access the forms directly through the search. Follow the set procedure, and The George Washington University will be happy to assist.

For more information, please contact us.

Planned Giving

With a planned gift, you can support GW's efforts to provide student financial aid, hire the highest quality professors, conduct groundbreaking research, and provide state-of-the-art facilities. Discover how a planned gift can benefit you and GW.  

Real Estate

Donating property to GW can provide important tax advantages while eliminating the responsibility of property management. Depending on the gift arrangement, you may also benefit from a lifetime income stream, cash back from the gift transaction, or even retain the right to continue living in a property you donate.

Stocks and Securities

A gift of stocks or securities to GW can be arranged via electronic transfer or by receipt of stock certificates.  The gift provides a full income tax deduction, negates capital gains tax, and may also avoid estate taxes.

We would be happy to talk to you, your lawyer, or tax adviser about the advantages of making a gift of appreciated assets such as stocks or bonds. 


From the rare banking documents of presidents and senators to works of art to dinners purchased for students, gifts-in-kind are priceless for the inspiration and knowledge they impart to GW students and friends.

If you are interested in making an in-kind contribution, please contact the CCAS Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

Endowment Gifts

Gifts of all kinds may be designated as a long-term investment through an endowment. Endowed gifts create a permanent legacy for scholarships, helping generations of students attend GW CCAS, or an endowed faculty position may be created to bring the best professors and researchers to GW to work with our students. If you are interested in making an in-kind contribution, please contact the CCAS Office of Development and Alumni Relations.


Laura WIlson


"This fellowship feels like a vote of confidence, particularly because it comes from leaders in the field of arts museums and cultural organizations. It feels like a welcome mat from people who have gone this way before us who are saying, ‘There’s a place for you here, we want you here.’ It’s so encouraging.”

Laura Wilson
Museum Studies MA student
Recipient of the Nyerges and Gray Fellowship in Museum Studies



Questions? Contact the CCAS Alumni and Giving Team.