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Communication Department
Help us create a Professional Engagement Endowment


The Communication Department is committed to providing our students experiences with professionals working in the various fields of Communication to help them figure out which career to pursue after graduation. 


Our annual Spring Break Entertainment Shadowing Program is one example. With your generous support, we can expand these programs and provide financial assistance to students in need so they can attend.

Michael Whalen
Chair and Professor, Communication Department

“During my sophomore year at SCU I was lost and confused about the path I wanted to take in life. But that all changed when I went on the shadowing program – after that trip and meeting inspiring alumni, I changed my major, became part of an amazing community, and was able to score an internship at a production company.”  

- Alle Cacchione ‘20


“The SCU Alumni Shadowing Program in LA was an invaluable experience that allowed me to connect with alumni in the entertainment industry and learn about the various opportunities that exist within Hollywood. Because of the firsthand perspective, I was able to narrow down my interests in the industry and forge meaningful connections with SCU students and alumni.”

- Naima Fonrose ‘20



Leaderboard
Total Dollars Raised
Total dollars raised by a participating group
Rank Department Raised
1 Student Scholarships $1,127,375.00
2 Athletics $524,653.37
3 School of Engineering $334,713.98
4 Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education $329,223.40
5 Jesuit School of Theology $115,425.00
6 Class Year/Memorial Scholarships $115,372.23
7 Fr. Coz Scholarship $111,405.00
8 Leavey School of Business $106,868.15
9 Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation $103,135.00
10 School of Law $97,710.00
11 Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives and Scholarships $92,750.31
12 Markkula Center for Applied Ethics $81,989.13
13 Men's Rugby $68,135.88
14 College of Arts and Sciences $59,540.18
15 LEAD Scholars Program $44,030.00
16 Education & Counseling Psychology $42,662.23
17 Sustainability Initiatives $39,625.00
18 Other $35,075.00
19 Catala Club $31,430.00
20 Campus Recreation & Club Sports $24,550.00
21 Santa Clara Fund $24,235.50
22 Alumni Family Scholarship Program $22,001.00
23 Special Assistance Funds $13,655.20
24 Student Life & Student Organizations $9,355.00
25 Campus Ministry $5,770.14
26 University Library $3,450.00
27 Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship $3,410.00
28 Kids on Campus $3,295.00
29 de Saisset Museum $3,101.00
30 OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute $2,005.00
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Leaderboard
Total Number of Gifts
Total number of gifts by a participating group
Rank Department Gifts
1 Athletics 1,687
2 Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives and Scholarships 424
3 Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education 274
4 Men's Rugby 268
5 College of Arts and Sciences 266
6 School of Engineering 256
7 Leavey School of Business 230
8 School of Law 198
9 Sustainability Initiatives 186
10 LEAD Scholars Program 141
11 Alumni Family Scholarship Program 128
12 Markkula Center for Applied Ethics 125
13 Class Year/Memorial Scholarships 120
14 Santa Clara Fund 119
15 Jesuit School of Theology 114
16 Campus Recreation & Club Sports 92
17 Fr. Coz Scholarship 83
18 Special Assistance Funds 64
19 Catala Club 63
20 Student Life & Student Organizations 56
21 Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship 53
22 Other 52
23 Kids on Campus 43
24 Education & Counseling Psychology 35
25 Campus Ministry 35
26 Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation 30
27 University Library 23
28 de Saisset Museum 19
29 OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute 15
Ended
Leaderboard
Which Undergraduate Alumni Class is All In for SCU
Total gifts raised by each undergraduate alumni class year
Undergraduate Class Year (if applicable)
Rank Answer Amount
1 1992 $182,801.00
2 2004 $59,654.46
3 1986 $44,475.00
4 1994 $41,775.00
5 1988 $36,258.00
6 1967 $33,450.00
7 1974 $29,837.40
8 1990 $27,810.00
9 1963 $25,250.00
10 1981 $24,400.00
11 1973 $22,775.00
12 1982 $22,068.00
13 1993 $21,495.00
14 1977 $20,280.00
15 1979 $16,425.00
16 1987 $16,325.00
17 1976 $14,745.00
18 1975 $14,520.00
19 1978 $14,275.00
20 1980 $13,800.00
21 2000 $12,000.00
22 1991 $11,900.00
23 1969 $11,720.00
24 2007 $11,180.00
25 2006 $10,980.00
26 1971 $10,800.00
27 2008 $10,370.00
28 1970 $8,780.00
29 2002 $8,760.00
30 2005 $8,360.00
31 1966 $7,950.00
32 1989 $7,525.00
33 2001 $7,225.00
34 1985 $6,845.00
35 2013 $6,655.00
36 1997 $6,050.00
37 2017 $5,999.00
38 2014 $5,895.66
39 1998 $5,715.00
40 2019 $5,460.00
41 1984 $5,350.00
42 1972 $5,085.00
43 1932 $5,000.00
44 2010 $4,380.00
45 2009 $4,375.00
46 1961 $4,300.00
47 2011 $4,220.00
48 1968 $4,125.00
49 2003 $3,415.00
50 2016 $3,325.00
51 2012 $3,240.12
52 1960 $3,075.00
53 2015 $3,055.15
54 1995 $2,760.00
55 2018 $2,684.87
56 1983 $2,625.00
57 2020 $2,440.00
58 1996 $2,325.00
59 1999 $2,150.00
60 1962 $1,250.00
61 1965 $1,125.00
62 1964 $1,000.00
63 1957 $950.00
64 1959 $650.00
65 1942 $500.00
66 2021 $60.00
67 2024 $35.00
68 2023 $10.00
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