As a parent of a student at the University of Miami School of Communication, you know how the School prepares your child for success. 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 child and his or her fellow students to best prepare them for careers in the field of communication.

Your philanthropic support of the School of Communication will promote the academic growth and life-changing experiences that shape your student and his or her fellow ‘Canes for years to come. Philanthropic support from parents sends a strong message of 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.