$5 Million Donation Supports Expansion and Enhancement of Career Services

Mark Shenkman
“By providing more resources to redefine and expand career development, we are providing additional opportunities for students and alumni as they pursue their career aspirations.”

Mark R. Shenkman

M.B.A. '67, Board of Trustees member

In May 2014, Board of Trustees member Mark R. Shenkman, M.B.A. ’67, and his wife Rosalind, donated $5 million to support the GW Career Services Enhancement Initiative and the F. David Fowler Career Center at the School of Business.

In recognition of these gifts, the Ivory Tower residence hall was renamed Shenkman Hall.

The university created the Career Services Enhancement Initiative in 2012 as an effort to strengthen the overall career culture at GW for students, alumni and employers. The initiative empowers students and alumni to translate their academic and co-curricular experiences at the university into a lifetime of productive and engaged citizenship.

Additional funding will enable the Fowler Career Center at the School of Business to provide services and resources to students, alumni, faculty and staff for strategic career planning and lifelong experiential learning.

"We are grateful to Trustee Shenkman for this generous gift and the opportunity to further expand and enhance resources for all GW students and alumni through the Center for Career Services and Career Services Council," said Rachel Brown, assistant provost for University Career Services.

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