Ways to Give

Your gift supports journalists and journalism.

The Poynter Institute Women in Leadership Scholarship
While the percentage of women in media careers has grown dramatically, journalism leadership positions are still held predominantly by men. The gains that women have made in journalism leadership have stagnated. Poynter is committed to reigniting that progress. Through the Women in Leadership Scholarship, Poynter will provide women with the opportunity to advance their leadership roles and to grow the scope, influence and impact of women leaders in journalism and the media. We encourage young women to take on the roles of leadership needed in the industry, as well as veterans, who need an expanded network of colleagues and mentors to achieve their leadership goals. Please help women in the industry achieve their goals by supporting The Poynter Institute Women in Leadership Scholarship.

Stand Up for Journalism Scholarships
Pay it forward! If Poynter has touched you, or if you simply want to help journalists get the training they need, you can make a contribution of $50, $100, $250, $500 or more toward the tuition of a journalist who participates in a Poynter seminar. Our goal is to make Poynter training more accessible to journalists across all media platforms. Nominate someone for a scholarship by sending an e-mail to advancement@poynter.org. Stand Up with Poynter and Stand Up for Journalism!

Friends of Poynter
Poynter relies on the generosity of alumni, friends, corporations and foundations that endorse the institute’s mission of teaching and inspiring journalists, media leaders and educators. Giving is a powerful demonstration of your commitment to preserving journalism as the foundation of democracy.

The President’s Circle
The Poynter Institute invites you to become a member of The President’s Circle, the premiere leadership giving society at Poynter. Thoughtful leaders who care about the important role of journalism in our democracy are vital to our future. Annual leadership gifts make it possible to provide opportunities for journalism students, attract and retain distinguished faculty and develop the innovative academic programming that is a hallmark of The Poynter Institute.

Sponsor a Community Conversation
Your sponsorship allows you and members of the community to spend an evening with world-class speakers and thought-provoking topics. Poynter’s popular Community Conversations and writing workshop benefit the institute’s student journalists. Held several times a year, the public events are designed to provide citizens with an opportunity to engage with featured journalists. Contact advancement@poynter.org.

The Nelson Poynter Circle
The Nelson Poynter Circle acknowledges those who have made plans for The Poynter Institute through trust, estate or other future gifts. Named for Mr. Poynter, who founded the institute through his own estate plans, the circle recognizes the vital role benefactors play in the institute’s emergence as the global center for journalism education. Legacy gifts will help us to ensure the future of the institute. Contact advancement@poynter.org.

Buy a Commemorative Brick
Honor a mentor or remember a loved one. A personalized brick in Poynter’s courtyard costs $250. All donations support scholarships and Poynter programs. Leave your mark.