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Honor and Memorial Funds


Join Us In Supporting Our Vision

Friends and alumni of the department have established named giving funds to recognize the contributions of faculty who transformed and enhanced our research, teaching, and service missions. Your gift to the Department of Communication will enable us to continue to work in that same spirit.


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Invest in the future of the Department of Communication! You can do it all at once or set up a schedule of payments. Choose how you want your gift used:


To make a gift, select the amount for the fund(s) you wish to support, then click the “Continue” button below. You will be directed to the University of Illinois Foundation’s secure online giving site for your personal and credit card information. To clear all inputs and selections click "Start over."

Dale Brashers Memorial Fund

Gifts to the Brashers fund will be used to support graduate student research and instruction in communication.

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Ruth Anne Clark Student Scholar Award

Honoring Professor Clark's many years of service to her students, this fund provides awards that recognize promising, innovative research by undergraduate and graduate students.

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Joseph Wenzel Undergraduate Support Fund

This fund supports the provision of undergraduate students in Communication with valuable and challenging educational experiences outside of the classroom.

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Robert L. Husband Leadership in Communication Fund

This fund honors Professor Husband and will be used to support students and student activities, including guest speakers, symposiums, workshops and other activities that promote organizational leadership and/or applied communication.

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Thomas Conley History of Rhetoric Award

This fund supports graduate student scholarship in rhetoric and participation in the International Society for the History of Rhetoric.

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Opportunities for Major Gifts

To learn more about investing in the future of our students, faculty, research, and more, please contact Joseph Baldwin

Joseph Baldwin

Joseph Baldwin
Director of Development
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences