One of the easiest and most common ways for you to support the George Washington University is with a gift of cash. Cash can be used to support our work in the form of:

An outright gift. By making a cash gift by check, credit card, or setting up an automatic transfer from your bank account today, you enable GW to meet our most urgent needs and carry out our mission on a daily basis. You will have the opportunity to see your generosity in action and will also receive a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize on your taxes.

A payable on death (POD) account. A POD bank account or certificate of deposit names one or more persons or charities as the beneficiary of all funds once you, the account owner, pass away. The beneficiary you name has no rights to the funds until after your lifetime. Until that time, you remain in control and are free to use the money in the bank account, change the beneficiary, or close the account.

There are several other ways to make cash donations as part of the gift types below. To learn more, explore the links below.

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Next Steps

  1. Contact Courtney Tsai, JD, CAP® at 877-498-7590 or pgiving1@gwu.edu for additional information on giving a gift of cash.
  2. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  3. If you include GW in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal name: the George Washington University
Address: 1922 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20052
Federal tax ID number: 53-0196584