SPLC 40th Anniversary Dinner

On Oct. 16, 2014, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., the Student Press Law Center will celebrate a big birthday. Please join us in commemorating 40 years of free legal aid to high school journalists, college journalists and educators everywhere. The event will kick off at 6 p.m.

NPR’s Audie Cornish will emcee the event, featuring keynote speaker Barton Gellman, part of the Washington Post‘s Pulitzer-winning NSA reporting team (and a former SPLC journalism intern). The evening will also celebrate the accomplishments of generations of young people who fought the good fight for campus accountability with SPLC’s help.

Update: Pulitzer Prize-winner Barton Gellman recounts his censorship battle in high school

All proceeds support the vital legal, educational and advocacy work of the Student Press Law Center. Your ticket purchase will strengthen a unique and irreplaceable organization that protects the rights of all young people to gather information and share ideas without fear.

There’s still time to join the party. Sponsorship packages start at $2,500 for a Table Sponsorship (10 tickets at $250 each), and every sponsor will be prominently recognized at the event, in the program, on the SPLC website, and in our Report magazine.

Sustaining Sponsor

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Presenting Sponsors

  • The Washington Post
  • Yellow Chair Foundation


  • Hearst Corporation
  • Education Week
  • Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, LLP
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Viacom
  • The Lumina Foundation
  • The McCormick Foundation
  • Zester Media
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • Western Association of University Publications Managers
  • Hunton & Williams LLP

The SPLC is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit and a Combined Federal Campaign-certified charity.