GW Legacy Families

Program Overview

GW Legacy Family


GW Legacy Family


GW Legacy Family


The GW Legacy Alumni Network recognizes and celebrates the commitment of alumni who support and encourage their children, grandchildren, or siblings to attend GW and continue the family legacy. Through GW’s alumni families,  university traditions and Colonial pride pass from generation to generation.The GW Legacy Alumni Network helps these members of the GW community stay in touch with the university, and with other legacy families through special events and networking opportunities.

Are you a member of a Legacy Family? We would love to hear from you! Please contact Marie Treanor, Director of Legacy Family Engagement, [email protected] and fill out the GW Legacy Family form.


Welcome Activities


All members of GW’s incoming Legacy Class of 2023 are invited to visit the Legacy Welcome Table on Thursday, August 22 from 3:30 - 5:30 in Kogan Plaza to receive your  GW Legacy pins, meet other Legacy families and senior leadership. Stay and enjoy the festivities at the Send-Off Celebration, also being held in Kogan Plaza.


All members of the GW Legacy community are invited to join President LeBlanc for a reception celebrating the GW family community on Friday, September 20 from 5-7pm. This is a great opportunity to meet other families, including new and returning Legacy families. Invitation forthcoming.


Every year during commencement  we hold a special reception for Legacy students and families. This open house features hors d'oeuvres and a celebratory toast in honor of our graduates. To capture this special moment, you will receive a framed, professional photograph of your family to take home. The most recent Legacy Family Commencement Reception reception took place on Friday, May 17, 2019. Please check back for 2020 details closer to commencement weekend. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Legacy families can volunteer to serve in a variety of ways—from representing GW at a regional Admissions fair to attending a Summer Send-Off to speak to first year families—there are countless ways to make an impact on the GW community.

Volunteering is an excellent way to stay connected and ensure that the GW legacy is sustained for years to come. We look forward to connecting you to an opportunity that is most meaningful to you.



Giving Opportunities

At GW, we are continually amazed by the incredible, enduring support from our GW Legacy families. Through this invaluable generosity, GW can continue providing a consistently high-quality educational experience for our students. Philanthropy at all levels enables GW to develop forward-thinking programs, offer meaningful curricula, provide enhanced student services for career development, and build programs to engage students with our accomplished GW alumni community.

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Joe Sauma, GWSB MBA ‘89, GW Parent and his daughter, Isabella Sauma, CCAS '22

Joe Sauma, GWSB MBA ‘89, GW Parent and his daughter, Isabella Sauma, CCAS '22

"To our families, GW has turned us into proud role models for their next generation of Legacy family members. This bond and commitment gets passed on with so much pride and joy to all involved. With legacy comes responsibility and accountability, but that is exactly what makes it even more of a special, unique, and rewarding experience."