Give a Gift to the Atwood Chair
Any donation helps make the Atwood Chair of Journalism happen.
To designate your gift to the Atwood Chair, please select "Other" and write "Atwood Chair Endowment". Thank you for your support!
The Robert B. Atwood Foundation Challenge
The Atwood Foundation has committed $3.17 million
toward endowment of the Atwood Chair since its establishment in 1979.
The current pledge of $2.4 million challenges the community to join them
in fully funding the endowment and enabling UAA to offer a year-long
post to future Atwood Chairs by contributing $100,000. We are well on
our way to making that cornerstone gift thanks to the leadership last
semester of the following donors:
Bunnell Society ($1,000,000 or more)
Gold Circle ($5,000–$9,999)
Glacier Circle ($2,500–$4,999)
Chancellor's Circle ($1,000–$2,499)
Jade Club ($500–$999)
Forget-Me-Not Club ($250–$499)
University Club ($100–$249)
(We appreciate our donors and recognize them on an fiscal year basis)
We Believe in the Atwood Chair
Sylvia Broady, Atwood Chair colleague and JPC founding professor
In 1980, Sylvia Broady had the opportunity to work alongside the very first Atwood Chair of Journalism, Cleve Mathews, to shape a fledgling Department of Journalism and Public Communications at UAA. In fact, Sylvia worked with the first nine Atwood Chairs. If anyone knows the importance of the Atwood Chair to the advancement of journalism education in Alaska, it's Sylvia Broady, founding professor for JPC. So why does she choose to support the university each year?
"I believe in the institution," she says. "I feel it has arrived. My time there was a good experience and I wanted to say thank you. And, let's face it, you see all these students and recognize that they need support." Through gifts from donors like Sylvia and significant support from the Atwood Foundation, the university is close to securing full endowment for the Atwood Chair of Journalism. Attracting top-quality professors is part of the equation for creating a first-choice university.
For Sylvia's full profile, please visit greenandgold.uaa.alaska.edu/iamuaa.
Dave Worrell, JPC Graduate - 1995
A 1995 Graduate, Dave has come back to JPC as a member of the Advisory Board and contributor to the Atwood Foundation Challenge.