Giving to NCA

Thank you for generously considering making a donation to NCA.  Your gift will support the accomplishment of NCA’s important mission:

The National Communication Association advances communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific and aesthetic inquiry. The NCA serves the scholars, teachers, and practitioners who are its members by enabling and supporting their professional interests in research and teaching. Dedicated to fostering and promoting free and ethical communication, the NCA promotes the widespread appreciation of the importance of communication in public and private life, the application of competent communication to improve the quality of human life and relationships, and the use of knowledge about communication to solve human problems.

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FY15-16 Annual Fund Donors  

Annual Fund 

In celebration of its centennial, NCA has started an annual fund to offer our friends the opportunity to contribute to the development and implementation of a variety of programmatic initiatives on an ongoing basis.  Please join us in continuing to strengthen our discipline.

Unrestricted Support for the current top mission-supporting activities of the NCA.
Learn more about NCA's priorities and current programs.

Restricted Support for specific programmatic initiatives.
Learn more about each annual fund giving option

Giving Societies 

We are pleased to recognize the generosity of donors to the Annual Fund. 
Learn more about each giving society.


Award Fund Giving 
Each year, NCA honors the best in communication, presenting awards for outstanding scholarship, teaching, and professional service. The awards recognize a wide range of contributions to the communication discipline and are funded by the generosity of our Donors.
Highlighted Awards 
This month we highlight two new Awards for the Association:
Julia T. Wood Early Career Award in Feminist Research.  This award is named for a pioneer scholar influential in establishing gender as an area of study within the field of Communication, as well as publishing research that demonstrates the value of feminist methods and topics for Communications scholarship.  This Award recognizes a body of work that is specifically feminist in orientation, through some combination of topic, methodological/theoretical perspective, and scholarly purpose.
Orlando L. Taylor Distinguished Scholarship Award in Africana Communication.  Names for the Association’s 85th president, and the first African American to serve in that role, this award honors a scholar whose body of word demonstrates a sustained commitment to the study of African American and/or African Diaspora communication and culture.
For information on all NCA Awards, please see the list below:

NCA Distinguished Scholar Award  

Honors a lifetime of scholarly achievement in the study of human communication. NCA Distinguished Scholars are elected by previously named Distinguished Scholars.

 Learn more about the Distinguished Scholars. 

NCA Awards for Outstanding Teaching 

NCA Awards for Outstanding Scholarship 

NCA Awards for Service 

Non-NCA Awards 


Planned Giving 

Planned giving is an excellent way to allow you to make gifts that may not be possible through annual giving.  Making a planned gift is making a commitment for the future.  Learn how to leave a legacy.


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