College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

Our Graduate School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.


School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

“We prepare students to transform the lives of people in Virginia and beyond through the quality of our academic programs and the impact of our research. This is a moment of great opportunity for the college and all whom we serve.”

—Dean Mark R. Ginsberg

Have A Unique Impact

Every gift is important and every gift is unique. We will work to advance your goals through your gift's structure and focus. The support we receive from our alumni and friends affirms our mission and is critical to sustaining our success in preparing our students to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Ways to Give

Make a gift or pledge to the College of Education and Human Development securely now by clicking here, or learn more below about giving opportunities.

Making your gift online is a convenient and secure option to support CEHD. A list of the college’s priority funds are listed, though you may designate your gift to support any program or passion at CEHD.
To give by phone, please call (703) 993-2005.

You can also mail a check, made payable to George Mason University Foundation Inc., to:
College of Education and Human Development
4400 University Drive, MS 2F1
Fairfax, VA 22030

The George Mason University Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization established in 1966 to receive, manage, invest, and administer private gifts, including endowment and real property, made in support of George Mason University. Click here for more information on the George Mason Foundation.

Matching Gifts
You can double your impact with corporate matching gifts. Use our online matching gift database to determine if you are affiliated with a matching gift company or you can ask your human resources or employee benefits office.


An endowment is a significant and lasting investment in the future of CEHD that will support the college and the donor's desired gift purpose in perpetuity. Endowments may be funded with a single gift or over a period of time not to exceed five years, and donors can name the fund and specify the fund’s purpose, if desired. The fund may be created through the donation of cash, marketable securities or other liquid assets.

How do endowments work?
Endowment funds are managed to provide a permanent source of income to support the educational mission of the University. The endowment is invested in a purposeful and accountable manner in order to generate income that:

  • honors the donors’ intended purposes for their gift;
  • supports the operating budget of the institution; and,
  • is re-invested to protect the value of the endowment against inflation.
Please contact us to learn more about establishing an endowment fund.

Planned Gifts

George Mason University is located in one of the most important political and economic hubs in the world. As we prepare the leaders and innovators of tomorrow, Mason's influence will spread far beyond our campus. To ensure a bold, progressive education for future generations of students, please consider including a gift to Mason in your estate plan. We can help you find a gift that matches your family's need and charitable goals.

Contact Us

If you would like to make a gift to the College of Education and Human Development or if you have any questions, please contact:

Shirley Hartman, CFRE
Director of Advancement

Lindsey Campbell ’09, ’12, ‘18
Assistant Director of Development