Wednesday, April 12, marked the third annual GW Flag Day, a campus-wide effort to educate students, faculty, and staff about the ways in which philanthropy enables the Colonial experience.
George Washington's Commander-in-Chief flag was prominently displayed around campus to help identify the people and places supported by philanthropy.
Students participated in campus activities
- A record-breaking 1,400 thank you cards were written to alumni donors in Kogan Plaza
- First-ever Philanthroquest to learn about famous philanthropic landmarks and win prizes
- School stations offered ways to learn more about donations at work in your school
The Ronald W. Howard Student Assistance Fund
Former admissions staff member Ron Howard was a beloved member of the GW family. In 1997, friends established the Ronald W. Howard Student Assistance Fund in honor of Ron and his generous legacy. The fund has helped over 250 undergraduate students at the university with emergency plane tickets home, warm coats during a harsh winter, unexpected textbooks, etc.