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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 on campus and around the globe.

Impact Stories

Hear personal stories from GMU students and alumni, and see donors’ perspectives on why financial support for GMU is a good investment in our region.

Alumni
07/17/2019

Alumni Association Board Welcomes New Members and Officers

The George Mason University Alumni Association welcomed new officers and members to its board…
/by Rob Riordan
Athletics
07/17/2019

Wotrings Honored with Courtyard Dedication

Patty and Dan Wotring, BIS ’97, met in front of Thompson Hall. More than 40 years later, they are part of Mason history...
/by Rob Riordan
University Life
07/09/2019

Helping Students With Unpaid Internships

Generous donors have already helped 50 students received a total of $70,000 in scholarships for their unpaid internships...
/by Rob Riordan
CEHD
06/25/2019

One Coin at a Time, Elementary School Students Raise $1,100 for Mason LIFE Program

What started as a way to raise money for a great cause turned into a friendly competition at Lees Corner Elementary School in Fairfax.
/by Rob Riordan
Business
06/20/2019

"Tour of France" Reception Supports the Women in Business Scholarship

200 guests helped raise $8,600 for the Women in Business Scholarship at the May 30 event [view photo gallery]...
/by Christopher Bobo
Featured
06/13/2019

Golf Fundraiser Aids Students in Need

The 24th annual Diversity Scholarship Golf Classic drew 120 golfers and many sponsors who together raised more than $50,000 for scholarships...
/by Rob Riordan
Volgenau
05/30/2019

To Honor Lloyd Griffiths, Donors Embrace Plan to Beautify the Plaza

As the former dean of the Volgenau School of Engineering retires, a vision emerges for a new entry plaza at the Nguyen Engineering Building...
/by Rob Riordan
Featured
05/24/2019

True to its Name, OSCAR Supports Students Across Disciplines

The Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR) funds student research across disciplines.
/by Christopher Bobo
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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.

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.