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Giving Opportunities

Whether in the realm of health and the environment, politics and media, or emerging communication technologies, Department of Communication researchers are defining — and redefining — the vital role of communication in a sustainable future. Consider the opportunity to make a personal impact on the growth and development of our department through a donation to the Communication Excellence Fund.

Naming Opportunities

Or consider a naming opportunity! In correspondence with a monetary donation, patrons can name spaces for themselves, their organizations, or other designated individuals (see chart below for available spaces). If you are interested in naming a space or have further questions about this opportunity, please contact Poppy McLeod at or Lauren Ryder at An investment in the Department of Communication is not merely an investment in steel and glass, but in structure and vision — into the vital work of gifted scholars today and for years to come.

Space Name Naming Amount 
The Hub $1,000,000   
Flex/Shared Research Space $350,000
Central Lab $325,000
Northwest Team Space $125,000
Media Effects Lab $200,000
Northeast Team Space $125,000
Central Flex Space $250,000
Research Interactive Display $125,000
Graduate Stations (7 stations with 2/3 students each) $75,000 – 125,000
Faculty Offices $75,000
Research Team Space $100,000
Research Carrels (single or group) $50,000–75,000

Areas Named by Donors

  • Koenig-Graves Social Media Lab
  • Fraser Family Conference Room
  • Simon-Gross Department Chair's Office
  • The Banks Family Kitchen 
  • Dr. Laurey Mogil '76, Rob Hellman '76, Allison Hellman '14, Evan Hellman '07, and Michelle Mulcahy '07 Researching Waiting Area
  • Jeff Winton '80 and Jim Modica Collaborative Lounge
  • McKiegan-Gillott Glass Box
  • Kurt Abrahamson '83 Study Carrel