Economic Impact on the Community

Mason is an economic powerhouse. A recent study showed that in fiscal year 2005, the university contributed $1.6 billion to the economy. Northern Virginia received the largest share – almost $600 million and more than 4,500 jobs.

The combination of jobs and spending and investment by staff, students, and visitors to the university has made Mason a significant economic force in the region and beyond. But the university does much more than simply generate revenue.

Partnerships with businesses and local government, the education community, community health initiatives, and the Arts shows Mason’s commitment extends far beyond the number of diplomas conferred each year.
These vibrant collaborations makes George Mason University not just an economic force, but a leader and partner in the community.

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Women's Shelter donations with Joy Tharrington

Joyous Tharrington

Women’s basketball player Joyous Tharrington was so inspired by her Women and Gender Studies class on domestic violence that she started a service project. With the help of her teammates, the sociology major began collecting toiletries as the team traveled during the semester to donate to a local women’s shelter. Several hotels even donated to […]

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