SEE THE

IMPACT

Your generosity keeps us moving forward. Take a look at some of the ways your contributions have helped George Mason change lives and help our students, our community, our region, and the world.

Impact Stories

Together, we are Mason. That phrase captures the spirit that is leading year by year to increased giving and alumni engagement at Virginia’s most diverse and most innovative public university.

Featured
09/29/2021

At Arts Emerging, the Arts Return In-Person to George Mason

Mason renewed its arts community at the event while raising funds to support students and performances...
/by Rob Riordan
Featured
09/24/2021

Number of Donors to Mason Sets a New Standard

More than 13,000 donors supported the university over the past fiscal year, giving a total of more than $100 million...
/by Rob Riordan
Hylton Center
09/23/2021

For F.H. Furr Plumbing, Supporting the Arts is a Natural Fit

The company has been a lead sponsor at the Hylton Performing Arts Center for several years.
/by Rob Riordan
Featured
08/25/2021

Professor Jagadish Shukla’s Gift is the Latest Step in A Remarkable Life Journey

A pledge from the renowned climate researcher will support doctoral student fellowships in the College of Science...
/by Rob Riordan
Business
07/08/2021

“Better World” Gift Honors Legacy of Sally and Albert Kaider

Sheryl and Bill Magro have honored Sheryl's parents by supporting the Business for a Better World Impact Fellows program.
/by Christopher Bobo
Featured
07/01/2021

George Mason University Foundation Appoints New Board Members for 2021

The George Mason University Foundation announced the appointment of 13 new members to its Board…
/by Rob Riordan
University Life
06/03/2021

Diversity Scholarship Golf Classic Exemplifies the Power of Community Involvement  

Through 25 years, the volunteer-led event has now raised more than $700,000 to help first-generation students.
/by Rob Riordan
Business
06/02/2021

Kaiser Permanente Grant Will Advance Mason’s Community Health Efforts   

The $175,000 grant supports the Mason and Partners Clinics and the Business for a Better World Center...
/by Rob Riordan
Load more

Philanthropist Kimmy Duong and George Mason University student An Nguyen share a background and a belief. Both are Vietnamese Americans with a strong appreciation for the value of education.

Donor Spotlight

After Finding Success in the States, Kimmy Duong Supports the Next Generation

Philanthropist Kimmy Duong and George Mason University student An Nguyen share a background and a belief. Both are Vietnamese Americans with a strong appreciation for the value of education.

For Duong, the story began in Vietnam, where she graduated from the University of Saigon and began her career as a computer analyst with IBM.

Everything changed on April 29, 1975, when Duong was forced to make the split-second decision to flee her country as communist forces took over the capital city.

Now, she was a refugee. Over the next 15 weeks, Duong’s journey took her from Guam to Wake Island to Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. Speaking little English at the time, she felt only anxiety and concern. She eventually settled in Bethesda, Maryland, where thanks to her degree, she was able to return to work with IBM.