Your help as a volunteer will make a crucial difference for the next generation of GW students through the university’s annual Giving Day.

GW Giving Day is a 24-hour fundraising campaign designed to increase philanthropic support for the university. What makes giving days successful at universities and organizations across the country is the hard work of volunteers. Without your help, giving days would not be possible.

Giving Day Advocates - Make an Impact!

The three Advocates that secure the most donors for GW Giving Day will be able to grant prize money to the area of their choice at GW. The prize money for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place means your impact at GW is even greater. Whether you're passionate about your college, student organization, athletic program, or research initiative, you get to decide where the money goes.

  • 1st Place Advocate Prize: $1,500
  • 2nd Place Advocate Prize: $1,000
  • 3rd Place Advocate Prize: $350

Giving Day Advocates - Get Rewarded with GW Swag!

Our Giving Day Advocates are crucial to the success of GW Giving Day and we want to recognize you for your hard work. Following Giving Day, our team will send you a prize based on how many alumni, family, and friends support Giving Day through your personalized GiveCampus Giving Link.



GW Sunglasses

3 - 7 Gifts

GW Sunglasses

GW Water Bottle

8 - 15 Gifts

GW Water Bottle


GW Notebook

16 - 30 Gifts

GW Notebook


Surprise gift

31+ Gifts

Surprise Gift

How to Volunteer for Giving Day

You can sign up to be a Giving Day Advocate to promote awareness of GW Giving Day and the powerful effects of philanthropy on the everyday lives of our students. By becoming an advocate and encouraging other alumni to make a gift, you are amplifying your impact and improving the lives of GW students for years to come. 


Sign up to become a Giving Day Advocate

After signing up, you will receive all the information you need to know prior to Giving Day and how you can help.


Complete your training

After registering, you will be invited to attend a training session on March 21, 2023 at 12 PM ET via Zoom. If you missed our live training on March 21 - don't worry. You can access the Giving Day Advocate training here. All advocates must complete at least one of the training sessions. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].


Use the Advocate Toolkit

Check out the Advocate Toolkit, which has everything you need to be successful. This has email and social media templates, information on how to sign up for your profile on GiveCampus, and more.


Help Before Giving Day

Keep an eye out for quick ways you can help leading up to Giving Day.

Your volunteer manager may need your help emailing a few alumni about Giving Day or posting on social media, which only take a few minutes of your time. Your volunteer manager will make sure you have all the tools you need to be successful.


Make Your Gift and Share Your Story

Make a gift online on Giving Day and encourage your GW classmates to join you! Your volunteer toolkit will have sample emails and social media posts to help you get the word out as well as other ways to expand your impact.