As a graduate from the University of Miami School of Communication, you experienced firsthand how the SoC prepared you for your career. From first-rate faculty in a supportive learning environment to high-tech facilities, we produce alumni who become distinguished professionals and leaders. We invite you to join us in educating your future fellow alumni and connecting you to top alumni professionals in the field of communication.

Your philanthropic support of the School of Communication will promote the academic growth and life-changing experiences that shape SoC students for years to come. Philanthropic support from alumni sends a strong message of support and belief in the mission of the School of Communication.

James W. McLamore Society

The James W. McLamore Society recognizes annual leadership gifts of $1,000 or more to the University of Miami. Members of the McLamore Society are an esteemed group of civic and community leaders who shape the University of tomorrow.

Gifts to the School of Communication support a range of initiatives in the School, including student scholarships, faculty support, upgraded technology, student internships, and conference travel. You can choose to support the School of Communication overall, the department in which your child is studying, or another specific fund.

James W. McLamore, the co-founder of Burger King, was dedicated to promoting education in the community. His name is synonymous with philanthropy and service, and as chair of the Board of Trustees from 1980 to 1990, McLamore led a historic $517.5 million fundraising campaign, spanning from 1984 to 1989. His leadership and generous support played an important role in shaping the University of Miami of today. We invite you to join McLamore by continuing to advance the mission of the University of Miami.

James W. McLamore Society Giving Levels

Level Amount
Philanthropists $25,000+
Benefactors $10,000 to $24,999
Partners $5,000 to $9,999
Friends $2,500 to $4,999
Associates $1,000 to $2,499

All James W. McLamore Society members receive an annual thank you gift and invitations to exclusive receptions and events throughout the year. Members that support the School of Communication have networking opportunities with the dean of the School of Communication, department chairs, faculty, alumni, and parents.

University of Miami Loyalty Society

The Loyalty Society recognizes committed alumni donors whose annual gifts serve as the foundation of the University of Miami’s growth. Gifts of any amount, given for two or more consecutive fiscal years (June 1-May 31) count toward Loyalty Society participation.

Annual gifts have a powerful impact on the University of Miami by influencing the University’s ability to meet new opportunities and emerging needs, while also honoring the timeless tradition of giving to the U. Loyalty Society members help pave the way to our success as an institution through collective support of the University of Miami.

Members of the Loyalty Society receive special invitations to local and regional University functions, a listing in the annual online honor roll of donors, and special news distributed quarterly on the impact of alumni gifts via the Loyalty News e-communication. The Loyalty Society Impact Report is an online resource that highlights statistics, stories, and successes that are a result of alumni generosity in the previous fiscal year. Loyalty Society members are among a special group of more than 10,000 alumni leaders whose annual gifts continue to create excellence and transform lives.

To learn more about the impact of loyal alumni support, visit

To view the 2016 Draft Loyalty Society online honor roll, visit