Gifts can be made online to the Journalism Department through the secure College of Social and Behavioral Sciences giving website.
All funds donated to the journalism department directly benefit our students through scholarships, clubs and guest speakers. Please make sure to note that you would like your gift to go directly to the journalism department.
If you would like to donate directly to one of the journalism funds below, please designate which fund you are giving to under the ‘other’ option on the SBS giving page.
The Ziff Fund for Student Innovation
Professor Howard M. Ziff established the Journalism Department in 1971. With the Ziff Fund for Student Innovation, we plan to honor Professor Ziff's commitment to students and prepare the next generation of digital storytellers. This fund will support initiatives like Amherst Wire (led by B.J. Roche), large-scale reporting projects, scholarships and special student programming. Donors may give online to the Ziff Fund for Student Innovation or send a check made out to the "University of Massachusetts Amherst," noting in the memo that the donation is for the Ziff Fund for Student Innovation, to the address below.
The Lawrence Dana Pinkham Memorial Scholarship
The Lawrence Dana Pinkham Memorial Scholarship was established to help journalism students who wish to study abroad. It honors Larry Pinkham, a former chair of UMass Journalism. Donors to the scholarship may give online, or send a check made out to the "University of Massachusetts Amherst," noting in the memo that the donation is for the Pinkham Scholarship, to the address below.
The Journalism Technology Fund
Our department strives to provide students with the most current multimedia equipment to make them as competitive as possible in the ever-changing field. As our cameras, computers, and studios need updating, we rely on our Journalism Technology Fund to refurbish our stock. We appreciate your help in this endeavor. Gifts may be designated online or via check to the "University of Massachusetts Amherst," noting in the memo the donation is for the Journalism Technology Fund, to the address below.
The Megan S. Daley Scholarship
Megan Daley loved UMass. She wrote for the Daily Collegian and graduated with a degree in Journalism in 2006. She worked for WIS Publications in Dedham, MA., and, at the time of her death in 2013, she was the Managing Editor of SAP Insider Magazine. Her family established this scholarship in her memory. This $2,000 award honors Megan and a Journalism major who hopes to make a positive difference in the world. The Daley Scholarship goes to a Journalism major from Massachusetts who has a minimum 3.3 grade point average and financial need. Gifts may be designated online or via check to the "University of Massachusetts Amherst," noting in the memo the donation is for the Megan S. Daley Scholarship Fund, to the address below.
Sponsor an Intern or Be a Mentor
We would love to make a connection with you if you are in a position to sponsor an intern or are willing to share information about your professional experience with a current student. By helping students explore the field of journalism with practical experience before graduation or by sharing your real-world wisdom, you are making a major contribution to Journalism and to UMass. If you can sponsor an intern or are willing to be a mentor, please email Nikia Burdick, our Manager of Communication, Events and Alumni Relations.
Please send checks to:
Christine Wais, Executive Director of Development
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
40 Campus Center Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9274