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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
06/01/2021

Remembering Mason Benefactor Milt Peterson

A supporter of the performing arts, health sciences, and more, he helped shape the Mason story.
/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
Science
05/27/2021

Future Potomac Science Center Pier Named in Honor of Dr. Don Kelso

Former students of the ecologist are helping lead efforts to construct a pier to aid research and environmental education...
/by Christopher Bobo
Science
05/13/2021

Prof. Lee Talbot Passes Away, but His Amazing Legacy Lives On

A noted environmental researcher and adventurer, Talbot also endowed a scholarship to help environmental science students...
/by Rob Riordan
Hylton Center
05/10/2021

New Gift from Hylton Foundation Supports Arts Alliance

The gift helps local groups that bring art to the Northern Virginia community.
/by Rob Riordan
CVPA
05/07/2021

Faculty Member’s Scholarship Gift Will Help Future Mason Dance Students

As Elizabeth “Buffy” Price retires from the School of Dance, a gift from her and husband Mike Brown will continue their memorable Mason legacy...
/by Rob Riordan
University Life
05/03/2021

Early Identification Program Alumni are First Recipients of I-Achieve Scholarships

Kristen Alleyne and Elene Lipartiani, current freshmen at Mason, have been honored with I-Achieve…
/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.