Invest in the Future of Public Relations

“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)

Betsy Plank’s vision continues in the Center’s research and work in empowering and advancing the next generation of emerging leaders. With your support, we can continue to nurture public relations’s ethical and effective practice and help develop outstanding leaders through various programs, such as fellowships, lectures, scholarships, research and awards.

If you are interested in donating to or sponsoring the Milestones in Mentoring Gala or DEI Summit, please visit this page for more information.

If you would like to make a gift with a credit/debit card, please visit this secure webpage and follow the steps below.

If you would like to donate by check, please send a check made out to “The Plank Center” to the following address:

The University of Alabama
Attn: The Plank Center
Box 870172
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

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 get in touch with Dr. Karla Gower at or call 205-348-7250.

For more information on how you can support The Plank Center, please call 205-348-7250.