Thank You for Your Gift

Philanthropic support from our alumni and friends really does make a difference. The College of Media’s fundraising priorities are developed around keeping our students’ success at the heart of everything we do. From scholarships and awards, to industry internships and networking, we strive to create a learning environment that prepares them for today’s media careers. Thank you for partnering with us to support and benefit our students.

The College has many funds that may be of interest to you; some are listed below. If you'd like to donate to other areas or for a specific purpose, please contact Marlah Bonner McDuffie, Associate Dean for Advancement at marlahb@illinois.edu or (217) 244-5466.

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Making Your Gift Online

I would like to contribute to one or more of the following:

Featured Funds – special giving opportunities


$ College of Media Annual Fund
Your gift will be unrestricted and immediately impact the College as a whole; focus areas are new classes, technology upgrades, career services, study abroad, internships and class trips.

$ David Shaul Endowed Scholarship in Journalism
Your gift will help to support journalism students in the name of this much-respected alum.

$ Jules and Jody Anne Becker Scholarship
Your gift will help benefit an important scholarship that assists both journalism and advertising students.

$  Brett Lerner Memorial Scholarship in Journalism Fund
Your gift will support a memorial scholarship in the name of Brett Lerner.

$  College of Media Underrepresented Scholarship Fund
Your gift will allow the College to recruit and retain top students and it will assist with increasing diversity among the student population.

$ Roger Ebert Center
Gifts support the development of a premier program in which students will have access to research on how the film industry correlates with everyday social topics and issues.

$ Charla Krupp Scholarship
Your gift will provide financial assistance to journalism students pursing internship opportunities.

$ College of Media Endowed Scholarship Fund
Your gift will create scholarship opportunities for both current and prospective students in any of the degree programs within the College.

$ CU-Citizen Access Project Fund
Your gift will fund investigative reporting on important and often underrepresented issues within the surrounding communities of Champaign-Urbana. Faculty and students from the College of Media Journalism Department initiate stories and create content.

Priority Funds


$ Department of Advertising Annual Fund
Your gift will directly impact a wide variety of ongoing initiatives and needs within the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising.

$ Department of Journalism Annual Fund
Your gift will directly impact a wide variety of ongoing initiatives and needs within the Department of Journalism.

$ Department of Media and Cinema Studies Annual Fund
Your gift will directly impact a wide variety of ongoing initiatives and needs within the Department of Media and Cinema Studies.

$ Clifford G. Christians Graduate Student Support Fund
Your gift will help support PhD seeking students who are in need of, but not limited to, scholarship and research assistance.

$  Roger Ebert's Film Festival Fund
Gifts bring to life a week-long festival dedicated to the discovery and discussion on a number of important cinematic works overlooked by major audiences, critics and distributors.

Other Fund


$ Other Fund Name or Number

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