Donor Lists

Lifetime Donors

We gratefully recognize the individuals and corporations/foundations who have generously donated $250,000 and above to the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

Corporate/Foundation Donors:

  • Estate of Mary Jane Floersch

  • The Freedom Forum

  • William Randolph Hearst Foundation

  • John S. & James L. Knight Foundation
  • 
Louis L. & Adelaide C. Ward Foundation
  • McCormick Foundation

Individual Donors:

  • Malcolm W. Applegate & Constance L. Applegate
  • Mary D. Austin*
  • Dennis N. Branstiter*

  • Richard C. Clarkson
  • Hubert M. Floersch, M.D.* & Mary Haynes Floersch*

  • John P. Kaiser* & Mary S. Kaiser*
  • Michael C. Kirk & Julia Turtle Kirk
  • 
Linda Ward O’Hara
  • Charles L. Parcell
 & 
Alice C. Parcell
  • ​Diane Gray Quinn
  • ​Robert P. Sigman*
  • Oscar S. Stauffer* & Cornelia Stauffer*
  • ​John H. Stauffer Sr. & Barbara E. Stauffer
  • Ruth Granger Stauffer*
  • William Keith Swinehart Sr.
* & Maxine Swinehart*
  • Louis L. Ward* & Adelaide C. Ward
  • Norris S. Wooldridge* & 
Helena L. Wooldridge*

*Indicates the donor is deceased.

This listing is for lifetime donations, not donations made just within the calendar year. This list of donor names is strictly for the purpose of acknowledgement by the School of Journalism. Any other use is unauthorized. Although every effort has been made to ensure the completeness and accuracy of this listing, errors may occur.


Deans Club

Deans Club members are those generous alumni who give back to the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications with a contribution of $1,000 or more annually. 

These contributions are crucial to the success of the J-School and provide unrestricted support for the J-School’s initiatives. Matching gifts from corporations are included as part of Deans Club contributions.

“Without the support of our Deans Club members, we wouldn’t be able to provide the exceptional level of service that students and alumni deserve,” Journalism Dean Ann Brill said.

Deans Club dollars fund special initiatives in the School of Journalism, including:

  • Providing funds for student travel
  • Hosting special events for students and faculty
  • Funding for student and faculty achievement awards
  • Recruiting and retaining faculty
  • Providing scholarship support for students
  • Hosting visiting professionals who speak with students and faculty
  • Giving students and faculty the opportunity to take part in special educational programs 

Deans Club Giving Levels:

  • Ambassador Level: $10,000 and above
  • Benefactor Level: $5,000 to $9,999
  • Patron Level: $3,000 to $4,999
  • Member Level: $1,000 to $2,999

The following are donations made during the 2015 calendar year.

Corporate Deans Club

Bernstein-Rein Advertising, Inc.

Callahan Creek

Grapevine Designs

Kansas Newspaper Foundation

William T. Kemper Foundation

Kirk Foundation

KU Endowment

Muller Bressler Brown

Peter M. and Barbara A. Macdonald Charitable Foundation

Trusler Foundation Inc.

Deans Club Ambassadors

Kara L. Gerwin and Torey S. Gerwin

Charlotte Kirk Howard & W. Jeffrey Howard

Donald A. Hunter

William C. Johnson Jr. and Fran O'Brien Johnnson

Elizabeth A. Leech & Steven C. Frazier

Carole Jackson Moreno

Gerald F. Seib & Barbara Rosewicz

Deans Club Benefactors

Brian A. Bracco and Sarah Wallace Bracco

Ann M. Brill, PhD

Craig J. Campbell & Lisa M. Campbell

Carl V. Ceder

James T. Chastain

CDR Daniel G. Felger, USN, Retired, and Jean Herz

Michael J. Happe & Shannon M. Fitzsimmons-Happe

Robert D. Karwath Jr.

Blaine L. King & Lyndel S. King

Joan S. Murphy

Rev. Julie Johnson Staples & Brent Staples

Paul David Walker Jr. and Barbara W. Walker

Deans Club Patrons

Danforth W. Austin & Gail Davenport Austin

Stephen D. Edwards & Donna J. Edwards

Eric M. Morgenstern & Shanny R. Morgenstern

Deans Club Members

Leonard P. Alfano & Deborah Taylor Alfano

Robert R. Basow & Lynn A. Basow

Don E. Black & Susan J. Black

Stephanie K. Blackwood

Ryan D. Blethen

Dorothy A. Bowles

Lisa Massoth Brinig & Brian P. Brinig

Dinah Swinehart Brock

Kathleen M. Conkey

Thomas P. Cook

Kyle T. Craig & Elyse Winick Craig

Paul I. Dinovitz & Cathy Dinovitz

John J. Egan

Stephen R. Ellsworth & Barbara Ellsworth

John A. Frazee

Mugur V. Geana & Anca Geana

Malcolm D. Gibson & Joyce L. Gibson

Robert H. Giles & Nancy M. Giles

Cathy L. Gleason & Daniel J. Gleason

Thomas C. Hansen

Roy W. Heatherly & Beth G. Heatherly

Lindalyn L. Hutter

Richard J. Kastner & Susan M. Kastner

Sarah R. Kessinger

Kristin R. Kurtenbach

Madelyn Brite Larkin & Wilbur D. Larkin

Nick Laurent & Janet Nab Laurent

Evie Lazzarino

Norman G. Magnuson Jr. & Daphne Polatty Magnuson

Clancey Maloney & Jack Kendal Horner, PhD

Daniel B. Marshall III

Stephen L. Martino & Beth Martino

Mark B. McMaster

Katherine A. Means

David A. Mikols & Julie Updegraff Mikols

Rand Mikulecky & Susan Pott Mikulecky

Janet M. Miller

Edward D. Moore

James E. Obermaier & Sally J. Perkins, PhD

David F. Olson & Bobbi J. Olson

Marilyn Zook Petterson & Michael T. Petterson

Mary Ann Powell & Nick Powell

Sally L. Reece

Laura J. Roddy

Kathleen A. Saunders & Ronald K. Saunders

Hyunjin Seo

Susanne M. Shaw

Daniel J. Simon Jr. & Heidi J. Simon

Frank Slover & Deborah W. Slover

Heather M. Smith

Terri Hill Snyder & Steven A. Snyder

Mary Sullivan & Jerry L. Sullivan, EdD

Carlos R. Tejada & Nora Tejada

Lorie Walker Worner & Rick Worner

Marlin G. Zimmerman & Susie Zimmerman

The above list of donor names is strictly for the purpose of acknowledgement by the School of Journalism. Any other use is unauthorized. Although every effort has been made to ensure the completeness and accuracy of this listing, errors may occur.