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Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

HOW to give

Edward R. Murrow’s legacy of professional excellence, ethics and innovation lives on today in our faculty, staff and students. Philanthropic support plays a vital role in delivering a quality education – in the classroom and beyond. Each and every gift to the Murrow College impacts our ability to prepare students for careers in a robust and evolving industry, to develop research that will improve the health and well-being of our society, and to make a difference through community engagement and service.

The funds listed below support the Murrow College’s highest priorities, to support the broadest impact on the student experience. You will also find ways to make a gift.

If you are interested in learning about different areas you can support or other ways to make your gift, please contact the Murrow College Development Team.


Dean’s Excellence Fund

Your gift to Dean’s Excellence Fund provides the dean with the flexibility to respond to emerging needs and trends while fulfilling the college’s highest priorities. This fund supports areas such as student services and emergency funding, start-up research funding, professional development, guest speakers and travel.

Give to the Dean’s Excellence Fund

Digital Excellence Fund

By giving to the Digital Excellence Fund, you ensure that Murrow students have access to facilities and leading-edge tools and programs. This fund supports projects such as media lab upgrades, equipment and software available for student rental, and an emerging laptop-loaner program.

Give to the Digital Excellence Fund

Scholarship Excellence Fund

Your contribution to the Murrow Scholarship Excellence Fund directly benefits high-performing Murrow students with significant financial need. With approximately 40% of Murrow students being the first in their families to go to a 4-year university, your support ensures students can focus on school work and career-related extracurricular activities, easing the burden of financial concerns.

Give to the Scholarship Excellence Fund

Gifts of Cash

Whether it is a one time gift or a monthly recurring pledge, your investment in the Murrow College enables us to continue forward as one of the nation’s premier communication programs in the nation.

Endowed Gifts

Endowments are a powerful investment in WSU’s future as they can provide a perpetual source of funding for scholarships, programs, faculty and research. The Murrow College’s development experts will work with you to tailor an endowment to support the purpose you desire. Contact us today to tell your story and help build your legacy at WSU.

Gift and Estate Planning

By including Murrow College in your estate or financial plans, you will make a lasting difference, create a legacy and provide opportunities to future generations. You can plan a gift that will provide benefits today or after your lifetime, often with tax benefits to you.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match their employees’ donations to Washington State University. Some employers will even match the gifts of retired employees, spouses, parents, and even contributions from their board of directors. All matched funds will be designated to the area to which you originally contributed your gift.

Click here to find out if your current or former employer has a matching gift policy.

For more information about how to give to Murrow College contact:

April Johnson
Senior Director of Development

Camille Vaughn
Director of Development