Luther Rice Society

Luther Rice Society

Nearly 200 years ago, 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 named in his honor.

The Luther Rice Society celebrates donors who make annual leadership gifts that transform the lives of students by providing scholarship funds, advancing cutting-edge research, and providing the “only-at-GW” moments that define the premier university in our nation’s capital. The society recognizes GW annual donors at the following levels:

  • $250+ for alumni within five years of graduation
  • $500+ for alumni six to nine years after graduation
  • $1,000+ for alumni 10+ years after graduation

Since its inception in 1968, LRS members have contributed millions of dollars to GW. These alumni, parents, students, and friends are proud of GW’s rich history, passionate about its current students and faculty, and dedicated to shaping its future.

Why We Give

Michelle Rubin

Michelle Rubin, BA '91, speaks about Making History and Athletics

Allison Hoff, MD ’15, and Russell Libby, MD ’79, in 2011 (left), and in 2015 at the doctoral hooding ceremony.

Adopt-A-Doc Scholarship Graduates First Recipient

Four years ago, Allison Hoff became GW’s first recipient of an Adopt-a-Doc scholarship. Last month, Allison graduated and received the Doctor of Medicine hood from her scholarship donor, Russell Libby, MD '79.

Read more about this unique scholarship
Doug Jones, BME ’63, MS ’65, DSc ’70, and his wife, Mary, with Joseph Lukas in Science & Engineering Hall this spring.

Leading by Example

50-year SEAS veteran established graduate fellowship to support future engineers and inspire others to do the same.

Doug Jones and his wife, Mary, meet with the recipient of their fellowship