Doane Journalism Fund

This campaign ended on May 16, 2020, but you can still make a gift to Doane University by clicking here!

David Swartzlander has been a mainstay in the Doane Mass Communication department for 20 years. While Swartz, as he's known by his students, has been synonymous with Doane mass communication in Doane's recent past, The Doane Owl is the state's oldest continuous University newspaper and has been a pivotal part of the Doane experience for many generations of Tigers.

Under Swartzlander's leadership, Doane students have traveled to Washington, DC, to cover the United States Presidential Inauguration five times. They have taken other trips and hosted many guest speakers as funding has allowed. More than just education, these trips and speakers create experiences and a camaraderie that can't be replicated or replaced.

David Swartzlander and Doane President Jacque Carter at the international Spy Museum during their trip to Washington, DC, for the 2016 Presidential Inauguration.

This fund is designed to provide a steady source of funding that will allow these experiences for mass communication majors and Doane Owl/Doaneline reporters into perpetuity. 

David Swartzlander and members of the Doane Class of 2019.

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The Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students, Parents
2020 2$150
2018 2$750
2016 1$150
2015 2$650
2014 2$1,100
2010 2$300
2009 2$75
2008 4$150
2007 2$150
2006 1$100
2004 3$950
2002 6$5,900
2001 2$1,750
2000 1$2,500
1974 2$50

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3% Students

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8% Parents

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5% Faculty/Staff

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13% Friends

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Jennifer weinandt
Erin K Leick
Tammi Marsh
David M SuterA
Amy McFarland & Brett McFarland
Sally Renaud
Ann E. Howard
Erin Bell
Andy Dygert
Andrea Johnson
Kate (Lyster) Barton
David Simpson
Julie Fegter
Junu Phillips
Kenna Griffin
Chris Carroll
Cassandra Kennedy
Ryan K Peterson
Russ Souchek & Rhonda
Caitlyn Nelson
Melanie Kirk
Aspen Green
Trevor Carl Vaughn
Jamin Heady-Smith
Adrienne Bambach
Jess Eddmeiri
Andy Pray
Alisha K Forbes

Andy Pray matched $1,700
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