Name. Image. Likeness.


Every student-athlete that has ever donned a George Washington University uniform understands that they carry with them the great tradition of generations of those that have come before them. Friends of George was formed to help empower those student-athletes to maximize all the endeavors they undertake while in Washington, DC, both on-and-off the field. The alumni and fans that support George Washington student-athletes believe that each is destined to do amazing things, and are committed to working tirelessly to ensure that every current and future Colonials. has the opportunity to leverage the power of their name, image and likeness to build a brighter future for themselves and their communities.

Advisory Board

Marty Lewis
Tony Marquez
Gary Reshefsky
John Rice
Josh Scharfberg
Aahil Shermohammed
Jonathan Slade


Fans of George Washington now have the opportunity to support student-athletes directly by joining Friends of George. Each membership level offers exclusive benefits, and contributions can be designated by specific sport, with funds being allocated equally among all participating team members.


Between 80 – 85%. Friends of George keeps its overhead costs as low as possible, but must cover expenses related to IT, legal, marketing materials, content creation, student-athlete education, fan engagement experiences, and bookkeeping. The Board of Directors review finances on an on-going basis to ensure funds are spent in ways that most benefit the athletes.

Yes, members of Friends of George can denote what sport and their respective student-athletes contributions will be earmarked for. Members can also contact us directly to set up activations with their favorite student-athlete(s).

Individuals and businesses interested in giving larger contributions can do so via the “one-time contribution link” on the subscription page, or can contact us directly at to discuss further. Contributions can be specified for specific sports, programs and activations.

No, contracts vary based on the specific athlete and the requirements of the contributor and/or activation. Each deal is individually negotiated and agreed upon by the student-athletes. That being said, Friends of George seeks to provide equal opportunities for both male and female student-athletes.

No, contracts are not exclusive. We want all Friends of George student-athletes to thrive under NIL and take advantage of every opportunity that comes their way.

Friends of George offers George Washington student-athletes near limitless opportunities to engage in NIL activations, including: autograph signings, social media promotions, camps and clinics, charity events, special appearances, commercials, NFTs, and many more! The types of opportunities student-athletes engage in are determined by contributors and our board of directors and advisors.

Yes – businesses and individuals can request specific NIL deals with athletes. Contact us at to get started.

While the NCAA does not allow NIL agreements to be predicated on a student-athlete’s continued enrollment at a university, our agreements are limited in time and scope to provide protection for contributor funds in situations where a student-athlete transfers.
No, the collective is not affiliated with the university in any way. It is a third party created to work with George Washington student-athletes.

Student-athletes cannot enter into deals that promote alcohol, drugs, pharmaceuticals, political advertising, pornography, gambling or betting, or other opportunities that go against George Washington values. Additionally, there must be quid-pro-quo between the athlete and an individual or business. Friends of George seeks to create a wide range of NIL opportunities for student-athletes that help them grow as young men and women, while also giving supporters an opportunity to interact with student-athletes in unique ways.

Contributions are not tax deductible.