Support Organizational Sciences

A group of three students smiling and wearing conference name tags
Students traveled to Chicago to share their research at the 2018 Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference.

Gifts to the Department of Organizational Sciences and Communication support alumni events, student fellowships and research presentations at academic conferences.

Every gift, large or small, furthers our educational mission and cements the Columbian College’s standing as one of the nation’s preeminent liberal arts colleges.

Ways to Give

  • Give online through one of our secure donation pages:
  • Mail your check, made out to the George Washington University with the fund name in the memo line, to

The George Washington University
P.O. Box 98131
Washington, DC 20077-9756

  • Call the GW Division of Development and Alumni Relations at 1-800-789-2611 to make a donation by phone.


"All of the professors set high standards and challenged students to continuously grow professionally. For example, I had the opportunity to design my own research projects, engage in philosophical debates in class, attend conferences and publish."

Nikki Blacksmith
PhD '17, I-O Psychology


Chauncey M. Depew Endowed Professorship

Clay Warren, Mike Mullen, and Ben Vinson at the 2016 LEAD Speaker event
Current Chauncey M. Depew Professor of Communication Clay Warren (left)

The Communication Program is the seat of the Chauncey M. Depew Professorship in Communication, an endowed position established in 1936. Clay Warren, director of the Communication Program, currently holds the position.

Chauncey Depew was president of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad and a U.S. senator from New York (1899–1911). After the death of her husband in 1928, May Palmer Depew donated $120,000 to GW to establish a department of public speaking in her husband’s memory. The Chauncey M. Depew Chair of Public Speaking was dedicated in January 1930; Professor Willard Hayes Yeager was the first appointed to that position. The endowed chair is now known as the Chauncey M. Depew Professor of Communication.