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Philanthropy at Point of View

A Space for Peace and Reconciliation

Every day, the world sees new acts of violence, civil war, and malevolent conflict. We've never faced such urgent challenges. With your help, Point of View can become a place where peace takes hold.

Set amid 120 acres of pristine wooded land, Point of View, bordered by the Potomac River and by protected wetlands in Mason Neck, Virginia, is the only facility of its kind in the Washington area.

Here, faculty and students join peacemakers to resolve issues and transform the lives of those caught up in conflict and violence. We host domestic and international talks, conferences, and problem-solving workshops, while training the next generation of scholars and practitioners.

We want to do more.

Point of View

The land for Point of View was donated in 2000 to George Mason University by Helen and Edwin Lynch, a Virginia couple who have supported the university, as well as efforts to resolve deep-rooted conflicts through peaceful means.

With the support of your gift, we'll be able to:

  • Construct residential cottages. Overnight accommodations will give participants the opportunity to intensively work together in a tranquil environment. Our plans include three cottages with a total of 27 bedrooms, shared living room spaces, and kitchens.
  • Host groups that need a neutral space in which to interact, but lack the resources to come here.
  • Create fellowships for students and visiting scholar-practitioners.
  • Expand program options and opportunities, widening the scope of our work.
  • Fund faculty research by enabling interaction with scholars from across the globe.

By financially supporting the work of Point of View, you become a part of the peace process.

Contact Maria Seniw at 703-993-8763 to arrange a visit to Point of View, and explore our giving and naming opportunities.

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