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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
10/30/2019

MITRE Staff Gather to Build Their Mason-MITRE Connection

More than 500 Mason alumni work at The MITRE Corporation, one of the region’s top employers...
/by Rob Riordan
Alumni
10/25/2019

The Black Alumni Chapter Celebrates 40 Alumni, 40 Pillars of Change

In its inaugural year, 'Forty Under 40' marks a new chapter for Mason.
/by Christopher Bobo
CHHS
10/23/2019

Joining with Community, Mason Makes Health Visible at New Population Health Center

It took contributions from partners and donors to make CHHS vision a reality.
/by Rob Riordan
CHSS
10/17/2019

$1M Donation Supports Psychology Research at Mason’s Well-Being Laboratory

The gift from the Charles Koch Foundation supports researchers studying ways to improve civil discourse...
/by Rob Riordan
Featured
09/30/2019

Volunteer Leaders Gather to Learn What’s Next for Mason

Interim President Anne Holton thanks volunteer leaders for their service, and highlights three initiatives on Mason’s future.
/by Christopher Bobo
University Life
09/19/2019

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Awards Support ADVANCE and EIP Programs

The foundation committed a total of $250,000 to increase educational access for diverse student populations.
/by Rob Riordan
University Life
08/20/2019

When Students Are in Need, the Parents Fund is There

From the Patriot Pantry to Gowns for Grads, Mason parents have given more than a quarter-million dollars to help students [VIDEO]...
/by Christopher Bobo
Alumni
08/14/2019

Alumni Show Patriot Pride at Mason Alumni Night at D.C. United

400 Mason alumni and guests gathered to cheer at Audi Field on August 11. [WATCH VIDEO]
/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.