Students, donors share inspiration

Spring 2016 Edition


I was fortunate to attend the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications Scholarships and Awards Ceremony on April 14 and see more than $450,000 in J-School specific scholarships and awards presented to students and faculty. 

I was honored to meet many of the donors who made these awards possible through their generous philanthropy. It was impressive to see such a varied and accomplished group of donors and alumni. Many of them remarked at how much they enjoyed meeting the student award and scholarship recipients. And it was inspirational for the students to meet donors and alumni and hear stories about their time at the school and how that lead to their successes.  

Student Lauren Debes met her scholarship donor, Charlotte Kirk Howard, during the Scholarships and Awards Ceremony on William Allen White Day on April 14.

Student Lauren Debes met her scholarship donor, Charlotte Kirk Howard, during the Scholarships and Awards Ceremony on William Allen White Day on April 14.

A heartfelt thank you to each of you who have supported the school in any way with your time, talent or treasure over the years. It is generous, dedicated alumni like you who make this school such a special place. Because of your enduring commitment and unwavering confidence in your alma mater, a new generation of Jayhawk Journalists is poised take advantage of boundless opportunity -- opportunity that might otherwise not exist.

If you would like to learn more about how you can positively affect future generations of Jayhawk Journalists, or if you simply want to say hi and chat about your time at KU, please feel free to contact me any time at pallen@kuendowment.org or 785-832-7352.

Rock Chalk!

 

Patrick Allen (BSE ’04)
Associate Development Director
William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications
KU Endowment