Support English

Thank You for Your Support


Gifts to the Department of English support student and faculty research and travel, as well as fellowships and student prizes that reward excellence in scholarship and creative writing. Your support allows us to bring the excitement of literature and creative writing into the classroom each day.

Every gift, large or small, furthers our educational mission and cements the Columbian College’s standing as one of the nation’s preeminent liberal arts colleges.



Alumni and students at a rare book events hosted in Kogan Library



Ways to Give

  • Give online through our secure donation page.
  • Mail your check, made out to "The George Washington University" and with "The Department of English" in the memo line, to:

The George Washington University
P.O. Box 98131
Washington, DC 20077-9756

  • Call the GW Division of Development and Alumni Relations at 1-800-789-2611 to make a donation by phone.



GW English Alumni Kristen Barnes

Kristen Barnes, BA '16

Assistant Director for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion, Columbia University

“The opportunity to study abroad was made possible because generous GW donors understand how their commitment to providing the gift of education is what makes students challenge ourselves to think more critically and globally. My scholarship motivated me to achieve my greatest ambitions so that I too can offer a helping hand to another Colonial.”