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Giving Opportunities

The majority of gifts from alumni are dedicated to supporting our students and enhancing our curriculum. The faculty and our students are so grateful for the ongoing, committed support of our alumni to the educational mission of the department and the college. Gifts of all sizes are deeply appreciated. There are a range of ways to support our program, which include:

Annual gifts play a critical role in supporting ongoing activities and programs through our strategic fund, scholarships, helping our students do unpaid internships, or supporting the research of our graduate students.

The department gratefully accepts contributions to:

Strategic Fund

Gifts support bringing top scholars to the department to present to faculty and students, launching of new departmental initiatives, alumni engagement, special projects. These funds can also be applied to any area of the department for a critical need.

Undergraduate Program Fund

Gifts support undergrad initiatives in Communication and Media, such as providing scholarships and support for students to do unpaid internships, bringing alums to campus for networking
opportunities, and growing the UG Fellows Program.

Graduate Program Fund

Gifts help foster the next generation of scholars, including support of student dissertation research, methodology workshops, first-year research projects and presentations, and professionalization workshops.

Communication and Media Internship Fund

Gifts support internship experiences for undergraduate students. Professional experiences are important for our students to hone in on the type of career they want and meet those already working in
the field.

Research Program Fund

Gifts to this fund help attract and maintain top faculty by supporting cutting-edge research. Funds may be applied as seed
money for new projects, for research dissemination, and to foster collaborative research projects across areas and disciplines.

Major gifts are larger donations, often given for a designated purpose. We are pleased to meet with prospective donors to discuss major gifts that are tailored to their interests and circumstances. Contact our major gift officer, Julia Sohn, via email at

Communication and Media campaign priorities

If you have a specific desire for your gift that does not appear here or if you would like more information, please contact us.