From Our Archive
April 4, 2006
Scripps Howard Foundation gives $15 million to Ohio University's College of Communication
CINCINNATI – Building on a
philanthropic partnership that began 40 years ago, the Scripps
Howard Foundation today announced a $15 million gift
The gift is intended to
The Scripps Howard Foundation is the philanthropic arm of The E. W. Scripps Company.
"This is a landmark day
in our long and successful partnership with
In accepting the gift, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis said he will recommend to the Ohio University Board of Trustees that the college be renamed as the Scripps College of Communication.
“The generosity of the
Scripps Howard Foundation and The E. W. Scripps Company, which
are long-time friends of the University, is a transformational
gift for our
Since funding its first
scholarship in 1966, Scripps Howard Foundation’s total support
“Our relationship with
the university has a bright future,” said Judith G. Clabes,
president and chief executive officer of the Scripps Howard
Foundation. “This money will go totally for programming and
value-added support for an already quality communication
college and will make a difference in perpetuity at the
Scripps College of Communication at
The Ohio University Foundation is the repository for all private gifts through annual giving programs, capital, and special campaigns and planned or deferred gifts. The Foundation is an institutionally related, non-profit, tax-exempt, 501c(3) organization.
The E. W. Scripps Company is a diverse and growing media enterprise with interests in national cable networks, newspaper publishing, broadcast television stations, electronic commerce, interactive media, and licensing and syndication.
The company’s portfolio of media properties includes: Scripps Networks, with such brands as HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Fine Living, Great American Country and HGTVPro; daily and community newspapers in 18 markets and the Washington-based Scripps Media Center, home to the Scripps Howard News Service; 10 broadcast TV stations, including six ABC-affiliated stations, three NBC affiliates and one independent; leading online search and comparison shopping services, Shopzilla and uSwitch; United Media, a leading worldwide licensing and syndication company that is the home of PEANUTS, DILBERT and approximately 150 other features and comics; and Shop At Home, which markets a growing range of consumer goods directly to television viewers in roughly 57 million U.S. households and online through shopathometv.com.
About Scripps Howard Foundation
The Scripps Howard Foundation, established in 1962, strives to advance the cause of a free press through support of excellence in journalism, quality journalism education and professional development. The Foundation helps build healthy communities and improve the quality of life through support of sound educational programs, strong families, vital social services, enriching arts and culture and inclusive civic affairs.
Contacts: Judy Clabes, Scripps Howard Foundation, 513-977-3048, firstname.lastname@example.org; Heidi Tracy, Ohio University, Director of Development, 740-597-2987; Jennifer Bowie, Ohio University, Director of Development Communication, 740-597-2987