Support the History Department

Thank you for considering making a gift to the GW History Department. The department uses donations to fund exciting research being carried out by our undergraduate and graduate students and to bring stimulating guest speakers to campus. A gift of $1,000 can fund an important short research trip for a student writing a senior, MA, or doctoral thesis. $2,500 can make possible a longer-term visit to a major archive. But gifts of any size are most welcome, as the department "bundles" the smaller ones to use for these activities and many others. For example, each year a prominent historian visits GW to give the Kayser Memorial lecture to undergraduates and to hold a colloquium for graduate students, a visit funded entirely by generous alumni donations. Recent Kayser lecturers have included William Cronon, Jonathan Spence, Anthony Grafton, and Eric Foner. These are tough economic times and many of you will feel the need to cut back on your charitable giving. But a gift of any size can help our students accomplish great things!

You can make your gift to the Department in a number of ways:

  • Securely online. Just choose “other” under designation and type in the name of the department.
  • By mailing 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
2100 M Street NW, Suite 310
Washington, DC 20052 

  • By phone by calling the GW Annual Fund at 1-800-789-2611.

Staying in Touch with Alumni

We are proud of our majors and graduate students who have used their GW education as a springboard to successful careers in the law, the military, medicine, government, non governmental organizations, journalism, politics, teaching, and a variety of other fields. The annual department newsletter provides information about some of our former students.