Friends of IPR

To celebrate our 60th anniversary, IPR is launching the friends of IPR campaign encouraging pledges to give $19.56 a month, or any amount that works best for you. With your monthly gift, you are helping to create, aggregate, publish, and sponsor research that matters to the profession. Your monthly donation helps us form a predictable source of income to help our mission of investigating the science beneath the art of public relations. With the friends of IPR program, you can choose any amount you would like to contribute, and change or cancel your pledge at any time. Your contribution is 100% tax deductible.

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Your gift to the Institute will help us in our mission to expand and document the intellectual foundations of public relations, and to make this knowledge readily available and useful to everyone in the field. Not ready to donate online? Want more information? Contact Jenn Moyer at 352-392-0280 to discuss gift opportunities and options.

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Annual Donor

Your donation is essential to the Institute’s ability to deliver on its purpose – to build and mainstream research-based knowledge in public relations. In particular, it allows us to continue our policy of providing…

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Specific projects

PR Research: Provides a guide to existing public relations research and translates this knowledge into practitioners’ language. Research-based knowledge is critical to the maturation of public relations as a strategic management function and a profession. This knowledge base consists of essays by noted scholars and links to a wide range of published research.

Legacy Gifts

We invite you to consider your personal legacy to the field of public relations and join the Public Relations Legacy Society today. The Public Relations Legacy Society recognizes those friends of the Institute who have made a significant commitment to the field of public relations through a planned gift. Planned gifts are an excellent way to give permanence to an Institute program about which you care deeply.

Honors / Memorials

Pay tribute to colleagues and friends with Honor gifts and Memorial gifts. Honor gifts recognize promotions, awards, special achievements, birthdays, and graduations. Memorial gifts recognize professional contributions to the field of public relations by those remembered. Gifts in these categories are acknowledged by a card to the honoree or the family of the person remembered.

Planned Giving

A planned gift combines your interests and generosity with your overall financial, tax, and estate planning goals to maximize benefits to both you and the Institute. And the entire profession benefits from your vision.

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Give an In-Kind Gift

Contributions of goods and services are welcome and include (but are not limited to) meeting space, consulting and creative services.

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Become a Sponsor

Your contribution is essential to the Institute’s ability to deliver on its purpose – to build and mainstream research-based knowledge in public relations.

Contribute to the General Fund

Your contribution is essential to the Institute’s ability to deliver on its purpose — to build and mainstream research-based knowledge in public relations. In particular, it allows us to continue our policy of providing everything that we publish free of charge on our website.

Sponsor an Award

Alexander Hamilton Medal for Lifetime Contributions to Professional Public Relations
Noted scholars have called Hamilton’s techniques of persuasion, his authorship of most of the 85 Federalist Papers and their carefully timed release, plus his compelling debates, “the finest use of public relations in history.” In that same spirit, the Alexander Hamilton medal honors the person whose exemplary efforts demonstrate the power of the effective use of public relations.

Case Study Competition in Corporate Communications
The Arthur W. Page Society partners with the Institute for Public Relations to conducts this annual award competition for original case studies written by students at accredited schools of business, communications or journalism that focus on corporate communication and public relations practice.

The Jack Felton Medal for Lifetime Achievement
The Jack Felton Medal recognizes superb examples of research used to support public relations practice. Winning papers are published as case studies by the Institute for Public Relations.

Pathfinder Award
Given in recognition of an original program of scholarly research that has made a significant contribution to the body of knowledge and practice of public relations. Special consideration will be given to an applicant’s lifetime research achievements.

Sponsor a Table at the Annual Distinguished Lecture

Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner
The Annual Distinguished Lecture & Awards Dinner is an unbroken tradition dating back to 1961. Each year, a major figure in PR practice or education, or a related field, addresses a topic of vital importance to our profession. In addition, the Institute bestows a variety of major awards, including the Pathfinder Award for a program of original scholarly research, and the Alexander Hamilton Medal for lifetime contributions to the public relations profession.