Why Donate?

Your donation to the Department of Communication can help us to achieve the potential that resides in our eager student population and our strong faculty.

Currently, your gift could support the following opportunities:

For Students

  • Scholarships.  To lessen the financial burden of higher education.
  • Travel. To enable students to visit archives or interview selected persons or to participate in conferences, including special topic and honors conference for undergrad students and professional conferences for graduate students.
  • Internships. To facilitate the placement of students with nonprofits, NGOs, and other community groups; to give students real-world experience including international opportunities.
  • Debate & Deliberation Society. To engage undergraduate and graduate students outside the classroom in using their competencies to foster better communication in community and governance groups.
  • Fellowships. To entice the most promising graduate students to enroll at CU-Boulder rather than accept highly attractive financial packages elsewhere.
  • Graduate Student Teacher Award. To recognize a graduate student teacher who does an outstanding job overall or in some particular topic area.

For Faculty

  • Speakers & Conferences. To make possible regular, lively exchanges on important communication issues.
  • Fellowships. To enable a faculty member to start or complete a major research project, including the writing of a book.
  • Distinguished Chair Award.  Create a distinguished Communication Chair Award with the name of someone you want to honor that recognizes outstanding scholarship and teaching.

For Everyone

  • You propose –we listen. If there is a communication activity or issue you care about and you’d like to encourage its flourishing, contact us and we can discuss making it happen.

Please consider a donation to the Department of Communication today. If you would like to discuss additional giving opportunities, feel free to contact me or CMCI's Assistant Dean for Advancement, Mary Beth Searles (303-492-1215). Thank you for your consideration.

Pete Simonson
Professor and Chair