Giving to the school

Gifts from alumni and friends are essential to supporting faculty and new initiatives, ensuring student success and maintaining the school’s reputation. The work of the school could not be done without the generosity of alumni, friends, media organizations and others.

Make a gift now.

Unrestricted gifts are the school’s top priority. Making an unrestricted gift is a powerful way to help the school because the dean can put the gift to work immediately wherever the need is greatest. Unrestricted funds benefit students, faculty and programs and give the dean the flexibility to seize opportunities and support the innovative programs and outstanding people that make the school one of the best in the nation. The school didn’t reach its level of excellence through state funding alone, and it can’t continue to be the best without the support of alumni and friends.

Gifts for faculty support help attract, retain and support the nation’s best teachers and scholars in their disciplines and give them the resources they need for teaching and research. Gifts for professorships, course development, research support and travel for international exchanges and national professional meetings are particularly important to the school.

Gifts for student support include funds for undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, internships, awards, study abroad and assistance for special writing and reporting projects.

Program support includes gifts to the school's specializations in advertising, electronic communication, news-editorial journalism, public relations and visual communication. Gifts help provide teaching materials, equipment, software and other needs.

Named professorships, funds and spaces
The state matches gifts for endowed professorships. Please contact the school's development office for additional information. A donor may choose to honor a family member, mentor, professor or friend by establishing a permanent named endowment with a gift of at least $20,000. Income from the fund supports an area of the school chosen by the donor. Naming opportunities ranging from $5,000 to $500,000 are available in Carroll Hall. These include the lobby, the auditorium, faculty offices and production rooms. Gifts for naming opportunities help maintain the facilities and replace equipment.

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Please help the school by making a contribution today. Gifts are tax-deductible, and donor names appear on the honor roll in "Carolina Communicator," the school's publication sent to alumni, friends and media outlets.


Wendy Gratz Borman
Associate Dean for Development
(919) 962-9467

Jill Ullman
Director of Development
(919) 843-8286