#GWGivingDay Raises More than $1.6 Million

Funds raised from almost 2,500 donors will go toward student aid, university infrastructure and other areas of need.

Tempietto with Giving Day banner
(William Atkins/GW Today)
April 12, 2022

The George Washington University raised $1,607,819 from 2,485 donors during its second annual Giving Day April 6, surpassing its $1 million goal by more than 60 percent. Donations rolled in from alumni, students, faculty and staff, parents and friends of GW in 46 states and 15 countries.

More than 50 GW community members made matching commitments in advance to support teaching, learning and living at GW, while still more created matching challenges on the day itself. The university’s lead matching donation of $350,000 from trustee Ave Tucker, B.B.A. ’77, met its goal by 1 p.m.

Eight GW schools and units exceeded their goals, with the GW School of Business raising the largest amount at $228,783. For the second year in a row, GW Athletics had the largest number of individual donors. More than 300 people passed through an in-person Giving Day event in Kogan Plaza featuring GW-branded prizes, flowers and snacks. A total of 384 donors are current GW students.

 “We are thrilled with the turnout,” said Patty Carocci, associate vice president of alumni relations and annual giving. “It shows how enthusiastic and dedicated the GW community is about coming together to support student aid.”

Student scholarships and support under the Open Doors initiative received a significant percentage of support, including funds from the “Tucker Challenge.” Other funds will go to university initiatives and areas of need for individual schools and units.

“Giving Day had an amazing debut during our Bicentennial year in 2021, and this year surpassed our already-high expectations,” Carocci said.

Learn more about how GW is expanding access to the transformative power of a GW education through scholarships and fellowships. Open Doors: The Centuries Initiative for Scholarships & Fellowships charts a course to expand opportunity for the next generation of leaders at GW.

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Ave Tucker, B.B.A. ’77, will match up to $350,000 in community donations on April 6.