Support The Plank Center

“Today, there are too few ‘angels’ supporting public relations education, but just a few can lead the way.” –Betsy Plank, The Professional Bond (2006, p. 10)

Help support The Plank Center in the development of public relations leaders.

We invite you to contribute to the advancement of leadership values and skills in public relations by making a tax-deductible gift today.  With your support, we can continue to nurture the ethical and effective practice of public relations and help develop outstanding leaders through a variety of programs, such as fellowships, lectures, scholarships, research grants, and awards.

For more information on how you can support The Plank Center, call 205-348-7250 or e-mail the Director, Dr. Karla Gower, at

Make an unrestricted or restricted cash gift by mailing a check or money order to:

The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations
Box 870172
College of Communication and Information Sciences
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0172

If you wish to contribute to a specific program, please specify the name of the program in the memo portion of the check.

Or, make a cash gift online.  Please be sure to indicate The Plank Center in the space provided.

A cash gift can be paid in one lump sum or pledged to be paid in installments.

If you wish to make a book contribution to The Plank Center Library, or donate your papers to The Plank Center Special Collection for Public Relations, please call 205-348-7250 or e-mail the Director, Dr. Karla Gower, at