Alumni Support

Director's Circle

Director's Circle

Director's Circle

At the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, we transform students’ lives. Your support allows us to train the next generation of journalists, strategic communicators, media innovators and entrepreneurs.

What Your Support Means

Director’s Circle members are individuals who give an annual contribution to the School.

By giving to the School, you help students by:

  • Helping students participate in national competitions through student group activities
  • Offsetting the costs of producing high-quality journalism and strategic communication training
  • Supporting high-quality events, research and learning opportunities
  • Providing emergency scholarships for students in need
  • Enhancing a targeted fund, like the library, a scholarship or other opportunities

Give today. 

Why We Give: Dave & Julie Lee

"There is a need for really good journalists out there. When I got in the business it was just newspapers, TV and radio. There may be a stronger calling for talented journalists now more than ever.” - Dave Lee

Find out more about how the Lees give

How to Join the Director’s Circle

We offer annual recognition at giving levels designed to meet your interests and giving capacity. Those levels include:

  • Student/Recent Alumni: $50-$99 (student or alumni within last five years)
  • Friend: $100-$249
  • Patron: $250-$499
  • Benefactor: $500-$999
  • Associate: $1,000-$2,499
  • Partner: $2,500+

Recognition is based on total gifts, pledges and matching gifts contributed to the School in a single fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Couples are recognized for the combined total of their household contributions.

Olivia Hultgren scholarship recipient
Olivia Hultgren
BA 2019

The Dave and Julie Lee scholarship helped me immensely. I spent a lot of time stressing out about money, especially with a job in journalism. It was comforting to have a little snippet of a security blanket so I didn’t have to worry about paying all that money back through loans. I met Dave and Julie, and they’re both absolutely wonderful people. It was great to talk to them and hear Dave’s story about how he got into journalism, which helped me understand my industry more.”

Benefits for Donors

Appreciation: Recognition as a donor in the Murphy Reporter, the bi-annual alumni magazine, that is mailed to 10,000 alumni; recognition on the Donor Display on the first floor of Murphy Hall.
VIP visit: An invitation to a VIP building tour and VIP reception prior to the School’s annual Spring Showcase event.
Special Events: Invitations to exclusive donor receptions during periodic fall and spring events, in addition to Hubbard School lectures and events, both on and off campus.

To Learn More

Contact Natalie Bigley, Office of Institutional Advancement, 220 Johnston Hall, 101 Pleasant St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
nbigley@umn.edu, 612-625-5378

We appreciate the support!

The Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication is critical to the University, our local community, and the world. Your gift can help support the next generation of leaders and thinkers.

Give today!