FORWARD

TOGETHER

At George Mason University, we push the boundaries of what’s possible. From arts to sciences, from economics to engineering, our students are the next generation of innovators. It takes your support to ensure they excel. We’ve come a long way already—are you ready to take Mason even farther?

Tuesday, November 30 is Giving Tuesday. It’s your chance to support scholarships and student emergency assistance at Mason. With your generous gift, our deserving students can thrive and excel. Thank you!

Giving Tuesday is November 30

To make your gift by mail, please make your check payable to “GMU Foundation, Inc.” and mail it to:

George Mason University Foundation / 4400 University Drive, MS 1A3 / Fairfax, VA  22030

To designate your gift, please note the name of the specific program or cause in the memo line.

Thank you!

How to Give by Mail

The university’s Alumni Association and 13 alumni chapters support scholarships for deserving students from every background. We invite you to support Mason students by giving online to the chapter or scholarship fund of your choice, below.

Give to Our Alumni Scholarship Funds

Impact Stories

Your generosity keeps us moving forward. Take a look at some examples of how donor support has helped George Mason change lives and help our students, our community, our region, and the world.

Make Your Difference

Your contributions provide direct financial support for our students. Gifts help fund leading research, and cover improvements to cutting-edge facilities. Learn more about where your gifts can go.

“Every single person coming before me has a story to tell that is important to them, and that also potentially has implications for generations of people.”

—Justice Melissa A. Long, JD ’95

Alumni Spotlight

All Rise

Melissa A. Long’s story is one of perseverance. Earlier this year, the Antonin Scalia Law School graduate was sworn in as the first Black justice on the Rhode Island Supreme Court, a career pinnacle that reflects at least a generation’s worth of tenacity.

“I like to say that my story is really a story of the American dream,” says Long, JD ’95, who was also part of another historical moment when her appointment shifted women into the majority on the state’s high court.

This very American story began with Long’s parents. Her father, who is Black, grew up in Blackstone, Virginia, which she says was “a segregated town with segregated schools.” Her mother, who was white, grew up as the youngest of nine children in a poor family in Pennsylvania.