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Giving Opportunities

Whether in the realm of health and the environment, politics and media, or emerging communication technologies, Department of Communication researchers are defining — and redefining — the vital role of communication in a sustainable future. Consider the opportunity to make a personal impact on the growth and development of our department through a donation to the Communication Excellence Fund.

Naming Opportunities

Or consider a naming opportunity! In correspondence with a monetary donation, patrons can name spaces for themselves, their organizations, or other designated individuals (see chart below for available spaces). If you are interested in naming a space or have further questions about this opportunity, please contact Lee Humphreys lmh13 [at] (lmh13​​​​​​​)plm29 [at] ( or Lauren Ryder at lar48 [at] (lar48[at]cornell[dot]edu). An investment in the Department of Communication is not merely an investment in steel and glass, but in structure and vision — into the vital work of gifted scholars today and for years to come.

Space NameNaming Amount
The Hub$1,000,000
Flex/Shared Research Space$350,000
Central Lab$325,000
Northwest Team Space$125,000
Media Effects Lab$200,000
Northeast Team Space$125,000
Central Flex Space$250,000
Research Interactive Display$125,000
Graduate Stations (7 stations with 2-3 students each)$75,000 – 125,000
Faculty Offices$75,000
Research Team Space$100,000
Research Carrels (single or group)$50,000–75,000

Areas Named by Donors

  • Koenig-Graves Social Media Lab
  • Fraser Family Conference Room
  • Simon-Gross Department Chair's Office
  • The Banks Family Kitchen
  • Dr. Laurey Mogil '76, Rob Hellman '76, Allison Hellman '14, Evan Hellman '07, and Michelle Mulcahy '07 Researching Waiting Area
  • Jeff Winton '80 and Jim Modica Collaborative Lounge
  • McKiegan-Gillott Glass Box
  • Kurt Abrahamson '83 Study Carrel