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.

A Planned Gift designates a portion of your estate to CEHD. Planned Gifts are structured in many ways and can even benefit CEHD and you during your lifetime.

Remember the College of Education and Human Development

Recognizing those who have made provisions for planned gifts or bequests to George Mason University are members of our LEGACY SOCIETY.

Make a Bequest or Life Income Gift

Our team is prepared to meet with you to discuss the array of ways in which you can benefit CEHD during your lifetime, as well as to designate CEHD in your will. What a wonderful way to ensure your legacy is remembered with lasting support of the ongoing and extraordinary educational needs of our country.

Income and Tax Benefits

Your planned gift can provide both income and tax benefits, making it possible to make a larger contribution than you thought was possible.


The easiest way to make a gift to CEHD is through a bequest - cash, property, retirement plans, even insurance. What a deep expression of support! Your bequest can be used to establish a scholarship or fellowship in your name, a lasting legacy for you and your family.

Life Income Gifts

These are planned gifts that provide support for CEHD while also helping you with your financial goals, including income for you and others. You might be surprised that the returns are higher than other kinds of investments!

Tax and Financial Advantages

Life income arrangements support CEHD (pooled income funds, gift annuities, and charitable remainder trusts) which also provide annual income for life for you and others, as well as immediate income tax deduction and no capital gains taxes. We know it can seem complex, but that's why we have a dedicated team of professionals to help you make a sound financial decision that greatly supports CEHD and affirms your commitment to our endeavors.