Donor Societies

GW values the generosity of our donors, and we know how to say "thank you".

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 jriordan@gwu.edu or (202) 994-9432.

Cumulative Giving Societies

Washington Circle

Washington Circle

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.

Learn more about Washington Circle
Kogan Plaza

L'Enfant Circle

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.

Learn more about the L'Enfant Society
Professors Gate

1821 Benefactors

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.

Learn more about the 1821 Benefactors
college hill

College Hill Circle

College Hill was the name of GW's first campus, when the university was established as the Columbian College in 1821.  Membership in this circle is extended to individuals, corporations, and foundations whose cumulative giving is between $100,000 and $999,999.

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Other Recognition Societies

Luther Rice Society

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.

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Heritage Society

Heritage Society

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.

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GW Loyal

GW Loyal

The GW Loyal society recognizes those who support the George Washington University year after year.  Every Gift, Every Year sustains our students and faculty who strive to make history each and every day.

Learn more about GW Loyal