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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
02/15/2021

The Weilenmann Family Shares a Generous Gift of Music

The family’s donation of the late Richard Weilenmann’s notable music collection will aid research and performances at Mason...
/by Rob Riordan
Volgenau
01/06/2021

Helping Bring the Volgenau School to the Forefront

Computer science alum Jack Harrington advances the school he once “hadn’t heard of” with philanthropic support...
/by Christopher Bobo
Hylton Center
12/08/2020

“Take a Giant Step” Installation at Hylton Center Symbolizes Support for Young Artists 

One by one, donors add their names to this art installation in the Education and Rehearsal Wing...
/by Rob Riordan
Carter School
12/04/2020

Donor’s Commitment to Peace Drives Better Evidence Project

Milt Lauenstein’s gift helps the Carter School’s mission of building peace.
/by Rob Riordan
Featured
11/06/2020

Mason’s First Black Fraternity Celebrates 35 Years of Achievement

The Mu Mu chapter has raised $25,000 to endow the Kappa Alpha Psi Book Scholarship Fund.
/by Rob Riordan
Schar
10/26/2020

New $450,000 Gift Funds Scholarships at Schar School

The gift from the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation supports master’s students in national security studies...
/by Rob Riordan
Libraries
10/15/2020

Professor’s Estate Gift Enriches University Libraries’ Collection

A generous gift from the estate of longtime history professor Martin Cohen adds to the Libraries’ theatre and film collections...
/by Rob Riordan
Featured
09/16/2020

Dewberry School of Music Announces $5 Million Commitment for Scholarships

At Grand Piano Celebration, the school honored Sid Dewberry for his lifetime spirit of generosity...
/by Rob Riordan
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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.

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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.