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Ways to Give

How can I make a difference?

I will always be extremely grateful to GW for what they provided me in terms of education and my career as a physician. Making these annual gifts is my way of repaying a debt of gratitude. I'm not a big contributor, but a consistent one, and I think that commitment to support is an important one.

Fred Kohanna, MD '78


Financing Opportunities

All gifts are an investment in the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. There are several ways to make a contribution – explore the option that is right for you.

You can sign up here 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. Please call us on 202-994-7511 or email at for more information.

You can designate your gift to the school or program of your choice or to one of our current initiatives.

To make a donation via credit card, please submit our simple online form.

To make a donation by mail, send a check to:

GW SMHS Development and Alumni Relations
2600 Virginia Avenue, NW
3rd Floor, #355E
Washington, D.C. 20037

Make checks payable to George Washington University and include any particular fund designation in the comments section on the check.

To give by phone, please call (202) 994-7511

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 (LINK: 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 at 202-994-7511.

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.  

Your planned gift will be immediately matched with outright dollars from two leading GW donors. Learn more

Check out the 2018-2019 Planned Giving Impact Report to see how supporters are transforming lives at GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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.

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.

University's Preferred Brokerage Firm: (Use another accordion)
Attn: Stacy Snyder
Morgan Stanley
1747 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20006

DTC #:

Account #:

For Benefit of:
The George Washington University

Stacy Snyder and Gus Smyth

Broker's Phone Number

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. For more information, please contact John Kendrick at jbk01@gwu.eduor 202-994-6131.

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.

For more information about donating a collection of knowledge and inspiration, please contact John Kendrick at jbk01@gwu.eduor 202-994-6131.

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 SMHS, or an endowed faculty position may be created to bring the best professors and researchers to GW to work with our students.  Learn more about creating a powerful legacy for GW students.