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Development Update

Our goal is to raise an additional $200,000 over the next 12 months.
You can play an important part in helping us reach this goal!

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Mary Hicks
Director of External Relations
College of Liberal Arts
(612) 625-5031
hicks002@umn.edu

This campus is full of the memories of giants--Morrill Hall named for eighth University president James Morrill; Northrop Auditorium named for the second University president Cyrus Northrop; Mariucci Arena named for the famed hockey star John Mariucci; Murphy Hall named for the onetime publisher of the Minneapolis Star and Tribune newspapers William J. Murphy. But no name, no memory looms larger, more powerful, more cherished than that of Mitchell Charnley. Mitch, as some of us had the pleasure of calling him, was an extraordinary person, with sky-high ideals and principles and an uncanny knack for teaching students in and out of the classroom.

As you may recall, the Charnley Fund has supported the Charnley
Projects Course, a senior-level class that has provided the opportunity for students to work directly with faculty members on journalism-related projects. In 2005, the School made a major contribution to the Charnley Fund to shift the fund's purpose and create a permanent, endowed professorship. Through generous gifts and wise investment, the Charnley Fund has grown to nearly $800,000.

Our sights are set on making this an endowed, named professorship to carry on the tradition of excellence that Mitch exemplified. Our goal is to raise an additional $200,000 over the next 12 months. You can play an important part in helping us reach this goal!

There are a number of ways in which you can make a gift:


  • By sending a check to me at: 220 Johnston Hall, 101 Pleasant Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455.

  • By visiting us online at http://www.sjmc.umn.edu. Click on "Make a Gift to SJMC."

  • By calling me at (612) 625-5031 to arrange a stock gift.

Please join us in honoring Mitch with the Mitchell Charnley Professorship in Journalism.