Alumni Service Weekend


April 10-11, 2010

Fundraiser Banquet

GW alumni rose to the Alumni Service Weekend Challenge and contributed over 2,000 hours of service to support the GW community in meeting First Lady Michelle Obama's service challenge! GW has since announced that the goal has been met, and Michelle Obama will address a crowd of about 25,000 people at GW's Commencement on the National Mall May 16.

"Congratulations to The George Washington University on meeting the 100,000-hour service challenge," says Mrs. Obama. "GW has demonstrated an amazing and ongoing commitment to public service. I look forward to addressing graduates on May 16. You've earned it!"

Alumni from around the world reported an impressive number of service hours. Alumni reported hours from tutoring, working at food banks, cleaning-up local schools and parks, mentoring youth, and providing civil service leadership. In DC alone, nearly 70 alumni and friends took part in the Alumni Service Challenge, cleaning up Roosevelt Senior High School and working an afternoon at Prevention Works.

We encourage all alumni to stay involved and continue their commitment to service. To find out more about GW's service opportunities, click here or contact Michael Steelman, associate director of alumni volunteer programs, at

View photos from Alumni Service Weekend here.