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.



Saturday, March 7th

Admissions and Alumni Welcome Center
Marvin Center, 1st Floor
800 21st Street, NW

Alumni with college-bound children will want to take part in this special session to hear from an admissions director about the wealth of opportunities and programs available at GW and then enjoy a special tour of the beautiful Foggy Bottom Campus.

*Please note: If you plan to attend this event, please register in advance. This registration link will remain active until the morning of the event.

Welcome Activities


All members of GW’s incoming Legacy Class of 2023 were invited to visit the Legacy Welcome Table on Kogan Plaza on during move-in weekend 2019. Attendees received GW Legacy pins, met other Legacy families, and senior leadership and enjoyed the festivities at the Send-Off Celebration. Check back for details about the Class of 2024.


All members of the GW Legacy community were invited to join President LeBlanc for a reception celebrating the GW family community during Colonials Weekend 2019. This is a great opportunity to meet other families, including new and returning Legacy families - stay tuned for details on Colonials Weekend 2020.


SAVE THE DATE: Friday, May 15, 2020 
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. Please check back soon for details about the 2020 reception. 

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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Froehlic Legacy

"Each GW Legacy family has its own story; my family’s began in 1996 when I commenced my doctoral studies at GW. The education and mentoring I received as a GSEHD student set me on the path for my career in academia. A unique opportunity brought me back to GW in a professional capacity in 2004. The most recent and most rewarding chapter of our story began this past August when our youngest son began his freshman year at GW. As a Legacy, you know the GW community is filled with knowledgeable and caring teachers, researchers, and leaders. The university’s location offers access to a world of resources and unique, ‘only at GW’ experiences on a regular basis."

Rob Froehlich, GSEHD Ed.D. ‘00, GW Parent and his son, Robert Froehlich, CCAS ‘23