Every year, thousands of GW alumni make annual gifts of all sizes to areas across the university, from the “Power & Promise Fund” for student aid to schools and academic departments to athletics and student organizations. Gifts of any size can make a real difference: Last year gifts of $100 and less totaled almost $1 million.
This month, alumni gifts can have an even greater impact. An anonymous alumni donor has issued GW a $100,000 all or nothing challenge: If 9,000 alumni contribute by Dec. 31, he will make a gift of $100,000 to the “Power & Promise Fund” for student aid.
“This challenge underscores the importance of both annual giving and alumni participation,” says Rebecca Trump, director of annual giving. “Alumni gifts are a vote of confidence in GW. The more alumni who give each year, the brighter GW’s future. This challenge is a unique opportunity for alumni to leverage a gift of any size to ensure $100,000 in scholarship support.”
As December began, GW was at 60 percent of the 9,000 donor goal. “We’ve got our work cut out for us this month, but we’re over halfway there,” says Ms. Trump. “With just a few weeks to go, every gift makes a big difference. GW has very committed alumni, so I’m optimistic that we’ll meet the challenge.”
To make a tax-deductible gift to GW, give online or call 202-994-7963. Faculty and staff may also give through payroll deduction, using the form available here.
Posted by gwsb on December 13, 2010 | Filed under: GWSB News.