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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.

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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.

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03/26/2020

“Patriots Helping Patriots” Will Support Students in Need

The entire Mason community is pulling together to urgently support our students.
/by Rob Riordan
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03/10/2020

School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution Will Change Name to Champion Carter Legacy

The school has launched a $10 million fundraising campaign to support teaching, research and practice...
/by Rob Riordan
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03/04/2020

School of Music to be Renamed after Reva and Sid Dewberry Family

“I want the School of Music to be the best school in the United States and the world,” said Sid Dewberry...
/by Rob Riordan
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03/02/2020

Hine Family’s Mason Legacy Keeps Growing

The Hine Family Scholarship Endowment will foster student-alumni connections.
/by Rob Riordan
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02/24/2020

Gregory Washington Named George Mason University’s 8th President

Currently dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at University of California, Irvine, he will join Mason on July 1.
/by Rob Riordan
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02/19/2020

UiPath Donates $16.4 Million in Software for School of Business Students  

In-kind gift of software licenses provides “a robot for every student.”
/by Rob Riordan
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02/07/2020

At Gathering for Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company Performance, the Arts Again Create Community

Through the Mason Artists-in-Residence program, students, alumni, and community members joined legendary choreographer Bill T...
/by Rob Riordan
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01/27/2020

Faculty and Staff Generosity Honored at Reception   

Nearly 1,000 faculty and staff donate each year to support students and the university.
/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.