Campaign for George Mason University Reaches $95.2 Million

Posted: July 7, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Gifts and commitments have pushed the total raised to date for The Campaign for George Mason University to $95.2 million.

A recent $100,000 commitment from foundation trustee Albert J. Dwoskin adds funding momentum for The Sesno Report, a series of public affairs programs broadcast on WETA public television. In April, the Peterson Family Foundation committed $500,000 in seed money to launch production of the series. Frank Sesno, professor of public policy and communication and former Emmy Award-winning CNN journalist, anchors the program.

State budget difficulties have made the success of the campaign more critical than ever. Recently, in lieu of hosting luncheons of appreciation for donors of endowed scholarships and members of the Legacy Society, the George Mason University Foundation awarded two special scholarships for the 2003-04 academic year. “With escalating tuition and investment markets challenging endowment returns, we trust that our donors will share our belief that this is the right funding decision at this time,” says foundation chairman Lovey Hammel ’88.

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