2016 Power & Promise Celebration

The George Washington University's annual Power & Promise dinner, celebrating the power of education and the promise of tomorrow's leaders, was held on Friday, April 8, in Washington, D.C.

Nearly 400 guests—donors, students, parents, university leaders, and friends—came together to celebrate the impact of scholarships and see first-hand how investing in students is critical to the university‚Äôs continued success. Browse the video clips and photos below for highlights of this memorable celebration.

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Read the GW Today story about the 2016 dinner.

Power & Promise 2016 Speakers

Margarita Ramos, SMHS '16

Margarita Ramos, SMHS '16 (video)

Student speaker Margarita Ramos, SMHS '16

Jordan Williams, SEAS '17

Jordan Williams, SEAS '17 (video)

Student speaker Jordan Williams, SEAS '17. Also watch Jordan demonstrate the talent that earned him a spot in a prestigious jazz residency program at the Kennedy Center.

Sara Pool, CCAS '16

Sara Pool, CCAS '16 (video)

Student speaker Sara Pool, CCAS '16

Quintilla Shott Whitman, GW Parent

Quintilla Shott Whitman, GW Parent (video)

GW Parent speaker Quintilla Shott Whitman

Power & Promise 2016 Vignettes

These brief vignettes, shown at the event, highlight the special relationships that exist between scholarship donors and the students that receive them.

Joanne G. Crantz, MD '79, and Kurt Isaac-Elder, '18

Joanne G. Crantz, MD '79, and Kurt Isaac-Elder, '18

Joanne G. Crantz, MD '79, and Kurt Isaac-Elder, '18

Dorothy Moore, Professor Emeritis, and Anisha Singh, MA '15

Dorothy Moore, Professor Emeritis, and Anisha Singh, MA '15

Dorothy Moore, Professor Emeritis, and Anisha Singh, MA '15

Diana Henriques, BA '69, and Jennifer Hamilton, BA '15

Diana Henriques, BA '69, and Jennifer Hamilton, BA '15

Diana Henriques, BA '69, and Jennifer Hamilton, BA '15

2016 Power & Promise Celebration Photo Gallery

Power & Promise Celebration 2016

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Sara Pool

Sara Pool, CCAS '16

Ikaika Moreno

Ikaika Moreno, SON '18

Jordan Williams

Jordan Williams, SEAS '17

Erjon Baballari

Erjon Baballari, GWSB '18

Laylaa Randera

Laylaa Randera, CCAS '17

Margarita Ramos

Margarita Ramos, SMHS '16