Our donor recognition societies honor the commitment and cumulative giving of our most generous supporters who make possible the teaching, research, and learning opportunities that distinguish this great university.
For more information on these societies, please contact Jennifer Riordan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 994-9432.
The most prestigious of the George Washington University’s donor societies, the Washington Circle recognizes individuals, corporations, and foundations whose cumulative giving totals have reached $10 million or more.
Named for Pierre-Charles L’Enfant, the architect whose vision guided the growth of the nation's capital, the circle offers membership to individuals, corporations and foundations with annual or cumulative giving of $5 million to $9.99 million.
Named for the year the University was founded, 1821 Benefactors membership is extended to individuals, corporations and foundations with annual or cumulative giving of $1 million to $4.999 million.
Luther Rice Society
Luther Rice raised the necessary funding and lobbied President James Monroe and Congress to make George Washington’s vision of a university in the heart of our nation’s capital a reality. The Luther Rice Society is a vital connection among GW alumni, friends, and students.
The Heritage Society honors alumni, friends, faculty and staff who support the George Washington University through a bequest intention, charitable gift annuity, charitable trust or other planned giving.