Officials receive $12 million in donations for student scholarships

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Donna Arbide, the vice president for development and alumni relations, said gifts of all sizes make a difference in supporting students.

A total of 51 donors recently gave a total of $12.48 million to the University for student scholarships, officials announced in a release Tuesday.

The largest donation of $1.9 million came from the estate of alumni Donald and Annette Clark, the release states. The donations follow the more than $22.5 million in gifts officials received from donors last October to use for financial aid.

Donna Arbide, the vice president for development and alumni relations, said gifts of all sizes make a difference in supporting students. She said members of the GW community should come together to support student aid on the University-wide Giving Day on April 7.

“Philanthropy has a direct and tangible impact in the lives of students with effects that ripple outward to their families and communities,” Arbide said in the release. “What better way is there to celebrate our bicentennial birthday than to invest in our future graduates.”

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