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The George Washington University (GWU)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

GWU is a university based in Ashburn, VA that was founded in 1821. As of 2018 they had $1.6 billion in revenue and $4.5 billion in assets.

The George Washington University (GWU) values a dynamic, student-focused community stimulated by cultural and intellectual diversity and built upon a foundation of integrity, creativity, and openness to the exploration of new ideas.

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Program areas at GWU

Education: our namesake envisioned a University in The nation's capital that would prepare citizen leaders brought together from all over The world. Today, we are that University with students and faculty members from every state and more than 130 countries. Taking full advantage of our setting in a global nerve center, a gw education integrates intellectual discovery, interactive learning, and unparalleled access to opportunities in every sector of society. In a city shaping The future, George Washington is a University where faculty and students not only study The world but also work to change it.

Auxiliary enterprises - students and community: gw provides a number of services that support learning, build community, and enhance The overall quality of student life. Auxiliary enterprises include facilities and residential property management, dining, bookstore, parking, student health, mail, and laundry services. Gw's marvin center houses student organization offices and meeting rooms and is utilized by students, faculty, staff, and visitors. For more info about gw's programs & accomplishments, see The 2017-2018 financial report on The finance division website at:

Research and research support: gw's research is distinguished by our commitment to transform policy that affects people in their daily lives. This unique approach to research gives special character to our teaching and enables us to offer our students learning experiences that few can match. With our location, connections and close proximity to institutions such as The national institutes of health, national science foundation, The smithsonian institution, and library of congress, gw's research helps solve national and global problems while giving our students learning opportunities inside and outside The classroom. In The 21st century, gw's faculty and students continue to open new doors of discovery.

Form 990s for GWU

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Nov 15, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Oct 3, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Aug 9, 2016990View PDF
2014-06Jul 17, 2015990View PDF
...and four more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for GWU

Total grants, contributions, etc.$51,513,435
Program services$1,464,855,302
Investment income and dividends$15,340,267
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$2,172,465
Net rental income$18,555,217
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$52,638,538
Net income from fundraising events$-132,746
Net income from gaming activities$-1,803
Net income from sales of inventory$37,662
Miscellaneous revenues$15,291,885
Total revenues$1,620,270,222

Vendors for GWU

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Microsoft ServicesSoftware2020-09-01
█████████CRM software; Marketing software2020-08-26
██████Content management system software2020-08-26
██████Fundraising software2020-08-26
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-08-26
██████████Marketing software; CRM software2020-08-26
██████████████████████ ███Tax accounting; Audit accounting; Accounting (including auditing)$100,5002019-12-20
███████ ████ ██████Consulting and Telefundraising$601,0502018-06-01
...and 21 more vendors

Personnel at GWU

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Jonathan FozardInterim Chief Technology Officer-Sept. 4, 2020
Sharon HeinleAssociate Vice President and Controller / Assoc Vice President and University Controller / Associate Vice President and Comptroller-Jan. 31, 2020
██████ █████████Head of School-Jan. 10, 2019
█████ █████Director of Athletics and Recreation-Sept. 4, 2020
██████ ██████Board Member / Provost and Executive Vice President Academic Affrs$922,955Jan. 26, 2018
██████████ █ ████████Deputy Evpt-Oct. 3, 2017
███ ████████Deputy Executive Vice President and Treasurer-Aug. 9, 2016
███████ ████████Intrm Provost and Executive Vice President Acad Affrs$333,519June 30, 2016
██████ █████President$1.1 millionJune 30, 2016
█████ █ ████Executive Vice President and Treasurer$1.0 millionJune 30, 2016
...and four more key personnel

Peer universities

1Liberty University501(c)(3)$1.1 billionLynchburg, VA
2University of Richmond (UR)501(c)(3)$449 millionRichmond, VA
3Brown University501(c)(3)$1.3 billionProvidence, RI
4Trustees of Boston University501(c)(3)$2.6 billionBoston, MA
5Santa Clara University (SCU)501(c)(3)$604 millionSanta Clara, CA
6Pace University501(c)(3)$581 millionNew York, NY
7Duquesne University501(c)(3)$430 millionPittsburgh, PA
8Brandeis University501(c)(3)$436 millionWaltham, MA
9The New School501(c)(3)$530 millionNew York, NY
10Temple University (TU)501(c)(3)$1.7 billionPhiladelphia, PA
11Midwestern University501(c)(3)$481 millionDowners Grove, IL
12Yale University501(c)(3)$5.0 billionNew Haven, CT
13Saint Johns University (SJU)501(c)(3)$817 millionJamaica, NY
14Texas Christian University (TCU)501(c)(3)$904 millionFort Worth, TX
15University of Miami (UM)501(c)(3)$3.7 billionCoral Gables, FL
16Baylor University (BU)501(c)(3)$1.0 billionWaco, TX
17Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University501(c)(3)$512 millionDaytona Beach, FL
18Fordham University501(c)(3)$933 millionBronx, NY
19Emory University501(c)(3)$4.5 billionAtlanta, GA
20Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)501(c)(3)$914 millionManchester, NH
21Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)501(c)(3)$529 millionSavannah, GA
22Loyola University Chicago (LUC)501(c)(3)$856 millionChicago, IL
23Wake Forest University (WFU)501(c)(3)$583 millionWinstonsalem, NC
24Loyola Marymount University (LMU)501(c)(3)$531 millionLos Angeles, CA
25The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)501(c)(3)$1.2 billionMilwaukee, WI