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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.

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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
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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
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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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08/24/2020

Donor Support Remains Strong in 2020

Mason recorded its second-highest fundraising total in FY2020, with nearly $118.1 million in gifts and pledges received...
/by Rob Riordan
CVPA
07/21/2020

For Hylton Center’s 10th Anniversary, the celebration was virtual. The spirit of community was real.

A live-streamed celebration raised more than $200,000 for the center, including its Education Initiative...
/by Rob Riordan
Athletics
07/20/2020

2020 Alumni-Athlete Giving Challenge Sets a Record

The George Mason University Patriot Club closed out a very successful 2020 Alumni-Athlete Giving…
/by Rob Riordan
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06/29/2020

George Mason University Foundation Appoints New Board Members

The George Mason University Foundation announced the appointment of eight new members to its…
/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.