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Giving

The support of our donors is critical to Medill’s success—this year and every year. Your gifts ensure that a Medill education is not only excellent, but exceptional.

Explore the many ways you can support Medill while honoring a loved one, celebrating a milestone, multiplying the impact of your gift or receiving tax savings.

We thank you in advance for your generous support of Medill and our students.

Medill Annual Fund

A gift to support the Medill Annual Fund is one of the best ways to support today’s students and faculty and ensure that Medill remains a world leader in journalism and integrated marketing communications education.

Every year, gifts from alumni, students, parents and friends to the fund make a transformative Medill education possible. These flexible funds are used to support:

  • Students with financial need
  • Opportunities for students to travel domestically and internationally for reporting
  • Professional development for students
  • Projects and research by our world-class faculty
  • Dean Brad Hamm’s ability to seize exciting opportunities as they arise
  • And much more 

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We Will. The Campaign for Northwestern

We Will. Campaign logoWe Will. The Campaign for Northwestern is a University-wide fundraising effort to realize the bold ambitions set forth in Northwestern’s strategic plan.

Strategic priorities of We Will.
  • We Will. For Discovery and Creativity
  • We Will. Integrate Student Experience
  • We Will. Connect Campus and Community
  • We Will. Engage Locally and Globally

You can make a gift of any size through "We Will" to positively impact Medill and our students. Each gift, of any amount, makes a difference and moves us closer to achieving our goals.

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Gift planning

Planned gifts play an important role in sustaining academic excellence at the University. Much of the University’s recent success is due, in part, to the planned gifts that provide support to current and future students and faculty.

Whether you prefer to put your gift to work today or defer benefits until after your lifetime, you can create a charitable plan that allows you to simultaneously provide for your family and support Northwestern and Medill.

Explore the various charitable planning options to structure and integrate your personal, financial and estate planning objectives.

Learn more about gift planning

Recurring giving

Setting up a recurring gift is convenient, customizable and environmentally friendly. Most important, recurring gifts ensure a steady source of support for Medill's world-class faculty, talented students and groundbreaking research.

Learn more about recurring giving

Reunion giving

Consider honoring your reunion with a gift to your class scholarship fund.

Learn more about reunion giving

Endowed gifts

Gifts in the form of named endowed funds range from $100,000 to $5 million-plus and provide crucial support to the students, faculty and programs that make Medill special. Endowed gifts guarantee support for important priorities in perpetuity and enable donors to create a lasting legacy at Medill and Northwestern.

Learn more about endowed gifts

Leadership giving

The Northwestern University Leadership Circle (NULC) is a vibrant community of engaged philanthropists who provide a significant base of support for Medill and Northwestern, their initiatives and their students.

Learn more about leadership giving

Engaging your company

We partner with companies of all sizes to advance scholarship, support students and foster innovative collaborations. The Office of Corporate Relations can help your company take full advantage of these opportunities. Administrators at corporate relations will work with you to explore a tailored approach to partnering with the University.

Learn more about engaging your company 

Volunteering

Our successful alumni and friends are some of Medill’s most valuable resources. Would you like to volunteer to speak to students, connect students with your company, serve as a mentor or host students for dinner? To learn more about lending your time and expertise, contact Belinda Lichty Clarke.

Giving is easy

Support Medill by giving online, by phone or by mail.

Give online

Make an online gift.

Give by phone

Call Northwestern's Department of Annual Giving at 800-222-5603. You may also receive a call from a Phonathon student.

Give by mail

Send your gift to Northwestern University at the following address:

Northwestern Annual Fund
1201 Davis St.
Evanston, IL 60208

Contact us

To learn more about ways to give to Medill and the impact you can have, please contact Julie Frahar.