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.


A generous solution to a contemporary need: Sedulous and SYBA establish a lactation facility in Fenwick Library

A new sight now greets visitors to Fenwick Library’s first floor: a large blue compartment…
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College of Public Health

Philanthropy in Action: New scholarship supports students studying health informatics

Inspired by the legacy of their mothers' generosity, Dr. Tamara Nall and Clement Ezeanii make…
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Former CNN Pundit, Schar School Professor Bill Schneider Establishes Fund for Students—with a Catch

When Professor Emeritus Bill Schneider established a fund to help public policy students…
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To Assist Students and Raise University Stature, Schar School Alum Colin Hart Leads by Example

After earning an undergraduate degree in Middle Eastern studies from the University of Virginia…
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Mason recognizes its faculty and staff donors

George Mason University faculty and staff were recognized for their generosity at an event…
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Kestyn named first Hartley scholarship recipient

Robert “Bobby” Kestyn, a graduate student thrower on George Mason University’s track…
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Mason, AWS partner on renewable energy lab and Sustainable Data Center Engineering concentration

The significant demand for data centers and their impact on global energy requires new models…
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Carter School

The Carter School Partners with Rotary to Scale Up Peacebuilding

The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School at George Mason University, the top-ranked national…
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Prof. Jagadish Shukla

“My mother said to me, this is great that you travel the world, but what have you done for the village? So my wife and I said, let’s start a college in the village, because most of the girls were unable to travel to the city to get an education. We named it Gandhi College. We have about 800 students. Seventy to eighty percent are women.” — Prof. Jagadish Shukla

Donor Spotlight

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

The remarkable journey that has brought Jagadish Shukla from his childhood in a rural village in India to world prominence at George Mason University continues to find new paths for impact.

Shukla, a professor of climate dynamics at Mason since 1994, has made his mark in both the United States and India not only as a scholar and researcher, but as an institution-builder, benefactor of education and social justice, and philanthropist.

Epitomizing his dedication to Mason and his chosen field, Shukla and his wife recently made a generous pledge to provide lasting support for doctoral fellowships in the College of Science.