Your support provides the foundation for everything we do at the SOJC. Private donations are a major source of financial aid that allows students to focus on their studies, build their portfolios, and gain experience outside the classroom. It gives our faculty the means to advance the field with groundbreaking research and innovative projects. And it helps the school attract top talent while keeping up with a rapidly evolving media landscape.
Choose Where Your Gift Goes
We know you want your donation to go where it can make the most impact. You can choose to support any of three major SOJC funds.
The Dean's FundProvides flexibility for strategic investments in programs, projects, and activities that advance our mission.
Experiential Learning FundHelp students build their skills and their portfolios through hands-on projects, field trips, and media productions.
Student Scholarship FundProvide much-needed financial support to SOJC students.
Jim Pensiero ’75 has dedicated his working life to the journalism industry, including 31 years as a reporter and editor at the Wall Street Journal. Since his retirement in 2015, Pensiero has turned his attention to teaching, inspiring, and launching SOJC journalism students onto fulfilling career paths. He also supports hands-on learning by helping students attend the SOJC’s annual networking trip to New York City.
Build Your Legacy
Make a difference for SOJC students well into the future. Here are two ways to establish a lasting legacy at a place you love:
Include the SOJC in your will or as a beneficiary of your retirement account. Let us know if you include us in your plans so we can ensure your gift is made in accordance with your wishes.
Create an endowment. Support an area you are passionate about in perpetuity by starting an endowment fund.
Contact Lauren Wilcox, our senior development director, to learn more.
A lot can happen in a year. The 2019 SOJC Yearbook offers a glimpse into the student projects, hands-on learning experiences, and faculty innovations that happened all year long in Allen Hall, at SOJC Portland, and around the world. Check out the digital report to watch videos, read stories, and view gorgeous photos celebrating the year’s accomplishments.