Contact Planned Giving
The George Washington University's Office of Planned Giving helps alumni and friends who wish to support the University through their estate plans or via gifts that provide lifetime incomes to the donor, such as charitable gift annuities or trusts. Please call us for assistance as you consider a planned giving opportunity at (877) 498-7590. If you are the administrator for an estate, please contact Justine Van Wie at (202) 994-9525.
Office of Planned Giving
1922 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20052
General Office Phone: (877) 498-7590
Courtney Tsai, JD, CAP ®
Assistant Vice President, Planned Giving
Courtney L. Tsai, J.D., CAP ® Executive Director of Planned Giving at GW, where she has worked since 2015. Her responsibilities include management of the planned giving team, maintaining a portfolio of generous GW alumni and friends, and serving as the planned giving liaison for the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, School of Media and Public Affairs, School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Law School, the GW Museum and Textile Museum, and the Mount Vernon College campus.
Courtney came to GW after working in planned giving for the University of Chicago, Easter Seals Headquarters, and Pepperdine University. She is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received her J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law. She is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy ®, as well as a member of the National Capital Gift Planning Council and the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners. Courtney is also licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.
Justine Van Wie, SPH MS '11
Director, Gift and Estate Administration
Justine Van Wie is Director, Gift and Estate Administration and has been with the GW Office of Planned Giving since 2006. She manages estate administration, planned giving communications, donor stewardship, and Heritage Society events, among other responsibilities.
Justine is an alumna of St. Mary's College of Maryland and has completed a master's degree in clinical exercise physiology through GW's Milken Institute School of Public Health. She is a member of the National Capital Gift Planning Council and the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners.
Adam Lewis, CFRE, CAP ®, GSEHD MA ‘09
Director, Planned Giving
Adam S. Lewis, CAP ® is Director of Planned Giving at GW, where he has worked since 2007. In addition to maintaining a portfolio of loyal GW alumni, friends, and grateful patients, his responsibilities include acting as the planned giving liaison for the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Milken Institute School of Public Health, the School of Nursing, GW Athletics, GW Hillel, and other central university initiatives, as well as overseeing the university's planned giving marketing strategy.
Adam came to GW after working in development for the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington in Rockville, Md. He is a cum laude graduate of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park, and holds a master's degree in higher education administration from GW's Graduate School of Education and Human Development. He is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy ® and serves on the board of directors of the National Capital Gift Planning Council.
Director, Planned Giving
Louisa Sizemore joined GW in 2020 as a Director of Planned Giving. In addition to maintaining a portfolio of loyal GW alumni and friends, she acts as planned giving liaison for the Elliott School of International Affairs, the GW School of Business, the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, the College of Professional Studies, the Graduate School of Political Management, the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, and the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.
Prior to GW, Louisa worked in planned giving for environmental non-profits for more than eight years. Most recently, Louisa launched a planned giving program at Friends of the Earth. She is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, OH where she majored in zoology and environmental science. Louisa is a member of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners and the National Capital Gift Planning Council.
Associate, Planned Giving
Margaret Battey joined the Office of Planned Giving in 2016, providing support to members of GW's Planned Giving team and managing planned giving print and digital marketing campaigns.
She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Dickinson College. Prior to joining GW, Margaret worked as a communications consultant, an account manager for a Washington-based public relations firm, and an advancement assistant at the Georgetown University Law Center.
Associate, Planned Giving
Paz Cisternas joined GW in April 2018, providing administrative support to the Office of Planned Giving.
She has an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Chile, a Project Management Certificate from Georgetown University, and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from GW. Prior to joining GW, Paz worked at the Organization of the American States, the General Treasury of Chile, and two health insurance companies.