Alumni & Giving

GWU Commencement

We know there are many worthy causes to which you might donate. We thank you in advance for considering support of the GW English Department.

All gifts made to the department directly benefit its scholarly and pedagogical missions. Through funding such as yours our faculty are able to travel to conferences and present their research; to use archives in the United States and abroad in order to further our knowledge of topics as diverse as the life of Willa Cather or the world that Shakespeare inhabited; to shine new light on African American or postcolonial or medieval literature; to bring into the classroom the excitement of being at the forefront of the scholarly field. In the past donations from alumni and friends have endowed visiting scholar series like the Jenny McKean Moore professorship; have provided our undergraduates with prizes that reward excellence in scholarship and creative writing; have made possible research and writing in our graduate program and among our faculty. In the future we would like to expand these programs and bring new ones to GW.

I am happy to speak to you about the department, its needs and its ambitions. I encourage you to contact me by email (chair@gwu.edu) or by telephone (202-994-6180). I hope that you will consider making a donation to support our educational and research missions, either by following this link, or by mailing your donation to the Department of English, George Washington University, Washington DC 20052.

Robert McRuer
Chair, Department of English