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 are a dedicated team prepared to work with you to help you fulfill your philanthropic goals.

Lindsey Campbell ‘09, 12
Assistant Director of Development

Have A Unique Impact

A Major Gift can afford you a unique impact on the mission of CEHD because a Major Gift will fund our highest priorities. Every gift is important and every gift is unique. We will work to advance your goals through your gift's structure and focus.

Current Use and Endowment

When you support CEHD with a Major Gift, your donation may be directed for "current use" or toward an endowment.

Current Use Gifts: these gifts are spent down during a timeframe, typically three to five years.

Endowment Gifts: whether to establish or increase a fund, the principal is managed to generate interest income for funding.

Unrestricted vs. Restricted

Your Major Gift can be designated to support your area of interest, or you may structure your gift without restrictions. Unrestricted gifts provide CEHD's leaders maximum flexibility to address timely needs in the education field. Designated gifts allow our passionate donors to connect their interests with the ongoing work of CEHD faculty and its students.

Planned Giving

Legacy gifts represent sustainability for key academic and research programs as well as scholarship funds to help attract and retain students. These gifts provide benefits to future generations of Mason students—and to you and your heirs.

There are several ways to make a gift through your estate plans:

  • You can make a gift of cash, securities, real estate, or other property directly to Mason.
  • You can designate Mason a specific percentage of your estate.
  • You can designate Mason as full or partial beneficiary to your retirement plan or life insurance policy.
  • You can designate Mason as the beneficiary of all or part of the remainder of your estate or trust after the payment of estate related expenses and other bequests.
  • You can establish a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust with Mason. You can designate Mason as the full or partial beneficiary of an annuity or trust you have established.

All gifts are appreciated and help us remain faithful to our mission. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions! (703) 993-5210