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Journalism General Gift
Donate to the School of Journalism’s general fund to support student scholarships, travel and reporting projects.
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Hugh and Jan Harelson Operating Endowment
Help pay for equipment for students, training and professional development for faculty and staff, and necessities such as office supplies, marketing and events.
Bilingual Journalism Program
Support scholarships and projects for our new Master’s Degree in Bilingual Journalism — a cutting-edge program that offers professional and academic training for students who want to report about and/or for Latinx communities in the United States and abroad. It's one of the only fully bilingual programs in the country.
Olesen Davis De Dios (ODD) Environmental & Science Multimedia Journalism Scholarship
To recognize the efforts of Prof. Carol Schwalbe in creating the science journalism program, Alan Davis (’15) and John de Dios (’05) started this scholarship for students interested in science reporting using longform multimedia storytelling. The two alums are senior partners of the creative group Davis De Dios Media with Jonathan Olesen. Students receive a financial stipend, a StellaPro 2 Light Interview Kit from Light & Motion, and a training session with Davis (far right) and de Dios.
Nancy and Bob Maynard Diversity in Journalism Scholarship
How can we increase diversity in media and bolster the careers of more journalists of color? One way is education. We want to raise $25,000 for an endowed scholarship for students interested in examining issues related to African Americans and/or supporting the success of the school's African American students. The scholarship honors the late pioneering journalists Robert C. Maynard and his wife, Nancy, who had close ties to the school through the Editing Program for Minority Journalists.
John G. Carlton Memorial Scholarship in Journalism
For nearly 30 years at Tucson's Catalina High School, “Mr. C.” helped launch the careers of students who went into journalism, law, education, business and other fields. To honor Carlton, who died in 2015, this endowed fund was established by brothers Jackson and Abe Kwok to provide scholarships for journalism majors — especially those who work for the Daily Wildcat, UATV-3 or KAMP Radio. Story
Jacqueline E. Sharkey Watchdog Journalism Fund
Named after Jacqueline E. Sharkey, longtime professor and director of the UA School of Journalism who retired in 2013 and valued in-depth, investigative reporting and the importance of journalism in a democracy. The fund supports journalism activities at the school, such as travel expenses for students on reporting projects, copy fees for public records or publication of student work.
Steve Emerine Endowed Scholarship
Named for Steve Emerine, a Tucson journalist, politician, consultant and former UA j-school faculty member. For full-time journalism majors, either graduate students or undergraduates, with an interest in public affairs reporting and/or media relations. Kimberly Kayler, a student of Steve Emerine’s who started this scholarship, is matching the first $5,000 of donations.
Carson/Concerned Media Professionals Fund
The goal of this fund is to foster diversity in the media. Donald W. Carson, former director of the school who died in 2018, helped start the nonprofit CMP and was one of the early leaders in helping diversify the nation’s newsrooms. The school’s Journalism Diversity Workshop for Arizona High School Students is named after Carson, who also helped launch the Editing Program for Minority Journalists at the University of Arizona in the early 1980s.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Should you wish to donate stocks, bonds, securities or mutual funds, please contact the University of Arizona Foundation and specify the School of Journalism as the recipient. You may also contact the development office in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences to assist you with the transaction.
Yes. Please make your check payable to the UA Foundation/Journalism and mail it to:University of Arizona School of Journalism
845 N. Park Ave.
Marshall Building Room 334
Tucson, AZ 85721-0158
If the gift is for a specific fund, such as the Jacqueline E. Sharkey Watchdog Journalism Fund or the Center for Border & Global Journalism, please include the information on the memo line of the check.
Please contact the development office in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. We will work with you and the gift planning office at the University of Arizona Foundation to set up your estate gift for the School of Journalism. Go to our Journalism Forever page for more details and testimonials from alums or faculty who've made legacy gifts.
No. You may donate to a charity directly from your IRA through a qualified charitable distribution. If your RMD is $5,000 and you typically give $5,000 to charity each year, you can donate that money and not be taxed.
Please include the information about the person you would like to honor on the online transaction page or with a note attached to your personal check. If you are interested in establishing an endowment in their name, please contact the development office in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. We will work with you to establish a fund for the School of Journalism by working with the University of Arizona Foundation.
Please contact the development office in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. We will provide you with instructions to make a wire transfer or ACH transfer to support the School of Journalism.
Yes. You will need to provide your personal information so you can be credited for the gift.
If you want your gift to be acknowledged as anonymous, please note this on the online transaction page. You may also write “anonymous” in the memo field of your check.
Yes. Pledges include a commitment to a specific amount and payment schedule. Pledges may be paid over a period of five years from the time of the commitment in annual, semiannual or quarterly installments. Pledge payments may be in the form of cash, credit or debit card charges or wire or securities transfers. Donors interested in making a five-year pledge should contact the development office in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. We can provide you with the forms to make your commitment to the School of Journalism.
An endowment is a managed investment that provides annual income to meet the current and future needs of students and faculty in the School of Journalism. You can establish an endowment with a gift of cash or stock or through a planned gift, then name the endowment in honor of an individual or organization. Endowments can also support faculty chairs, scholarships, programs or research. Through the investment with the University of Arizona Foundation, the endowment’s annual payout rate equals 4 percent. The minimum amount for an endowment is $25,000. Please contact the development office in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. We can provide you with the forms to set up an endowment for the School of Journalism.
The University of Arizona Foundation Tax ID Number is 86-6050388.
Yes. Donating tangible personal property, such as camera equipment, audio gear, laptops and smart phones, is a popular and useful way to support the School of Journalism. There are also non-monetary assets of property, such as stocks and securities, real estate and other items requiring nominal effort to convert into cash. To determine if your item is an appropriate gift-in-kind, please contact the development office in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences.
Yes. Six percent of your philanthropic gift is allocated to support campus fundraising efforts. You can find details on the 6 percent fee here. The administrative fee is charged on all gifts of $1,000 or more.