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Creating Your Chair or Professorship

Creating a chair or professorship is one of the most significant investments a contributor can make at the Rosenstiel School. These positions provide the resources our faculty need to do outstanding work in research and teaching. They also confer prestige to the holder and the institution. As a result, chairs and professorships provide Rosenstiel with an important tool in recruiting and retaining fine faculty.

There are several different types of chairs and professorships, and they are associated with different levels of investment.

If you are interested in learning more about how you can make a gift to support a chair or professorship please contact Jennifer Dillon at 305-421-4373 or

The commitment

Chairs and professorships can be made witoutright gifts, such as cash or stock. They also can be established through multi-year pledge payments, or through gifts made through wills and other planned giving vehicles.

Endowed chairs and professorships are legacy gifts — these funds are invested and the income from these endowed funds provides permanent support to a department.