May 2008
Issue 68


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A Challenge Gift to Renovate the Charles E. Smith Center Is a Win-Win for Alumni


The generous commitment of $10 million from the Robert H. Smith and Charles E. Smith Family Foundations and Robert P. and Arlene R. Kogod to renovate the Charles E. Smith Center comes with a challenge to the university community: alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and other friends of the university are asked to match this leadership commitment over the next five years to help make this exciting project a reality. The Smith/Kogod families will match each dollar, up to $10 million, that is raised through private support for the renovation of the 32-year old facility.

The transformation will create a signature building in the heart of the Foggy Bottom Campus. Alumni have a special incentive to be a part of this endeavor. In addition to enhanced basketball, volleyball, indoor soccer, racquetball, and squash amenities, alumni will have access to an upgraded Athletic Director’s Club, Colonials Club, premium locker rooms and weight rooms, and 25-yard swim pool.

It’s an all around win-win for GW and the alumni community!

For more information about the Smith/Kogod challenge or this project, contact Dan Rocha, senior director of Athletic Development, at drocha@gwu.edu or 202-994-9366.

Smith Center
rendering by Gensler