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The generosity of donors helps us to maintain the excellence of teaching in our programs and supports the research we conduct to address the needs of society.

Make a gift to the Department of Communication today.



Please consider these giving opportunities.

The Department of Communication Fund for Excellence

This source of unrestricted funding is much appreciated and allows us to enrich our programs. These funds can be used to underwrite activities and events, including the following:

  • guest speakers from other universities, government, business and industry
  • student scholarships
  • faculty-supervised student research
  • conferences and workshops


Graduate Student Fellowships

Fellowships support the work that our graduate students carry out in teaching and research. Gifts from donors also helps us attract the most promising graduate students to our program and support the dissertation research of current students


Endowed Professorships and Chairs

Endowments offer a permanent stream of funding for the research of a distinguished faculty member. The state budget pays for the salaries of UC Davis faculty members, but funds to support research must be raised from other sources. For that reason, endowed chairs are particularly instrumental in our department's ability to attract top scholars. Research expenditures include graduate student support, funding for lecture programs and conferences, scholarships, and laboratory expenses. A chair is a financial endowment held in perpetuity; the interest it earns funds the faculty member's research. An endowment may be restricted to a particular subject area, depending upon the wishes of the donor and the needs of the department.

We sincerely thank you for your generosity.