Thank you

The Student Press Law Center gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the following organizations and individuals for helping us defend the free press rights of student journalists.

As a 501 c-3 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, the SPLC depends on donations from those who are committed to its vision and work. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Questions? Contact Diana Mitsu Klos at To join this esteemed list, please donate here.

2019 Contributors, Jan. 1 to March 31

$100,000 or more

The Democracy Fund
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Yellow Chair Foundation

$75,000 to $99,999

Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation

$50,000 to $74,999

Sandler Foundation (in memory of Nick Ferentinos)

$25,000 to $49,000

$10,000 to $24,999

Journalism Education Association
Hugh M. Hefner Foundation

$5,000 to $9,999

Center for Scholastic Journalism, Kent State University (co-sponsor of the Courage in Student Journalism Award)

$1,000 to $4,999

Candace Bowen
John Bowen
Mark Goodman
Loretta Mince
David McCraw
Ohio Scholastic Media Association
Mark Stencel

$500 to $999

Kathleen Deakins
Catherine Robb

$250 to $499

Richard Blumenstein
Stephen Lambert
Michaela Galluzzo
Carl and Ann Schierhorn
Kelly Wilkerson

$100 to $249

Jerry Appel
Lee Brooks
Clipper Newspaper, Everett (Wash.) Community College
Margery DiCesare
Thomas Eveslage
Annette Ghee
Granite Bay High School
Lauren Lawley Head
Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco
Journalism Program, Johnston (Iowa) High School
Journalism Program, North Platte (Neb.) High School
Eileen Kramer
Ben Leubsdorf
Katharine Martin
Pawesehi Yearbook &, Parkway West High School, Ballwin, Missouri
Frank Philpot
Rachel Robson
Spinnaker Media, University of North Florida, Jacksonville
Sara Stone
Margaret Sullivan
The Bulldog Bugle, Animo Jefferson Middle School, Los Angeles
The Express, San Juan High School, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
The Reporter, Miami Dade College, Miami
The Spoke, Conestoga High School, Berwyn, Pa.
Erik Ugland
Ursus, Granite Bay (Calif.) High School
Virginia Association of Journalism Teachers and Advisers
West Side Story, West High School, Iowa City, Iowa
Stan Zoller

Gifts were made in honor of

Candace Bowen
Dennis Brown
Brenda Field
Mateo J. Gold
Hadar Harris
Liz Levin
Josh Miller
Scott Sternberg
Susan Tantillo
David Zeeck

Gifts were made in memory of

Dave Adams
Marjorie Brooks
Jim McKinney
Janet Zamboni

Contributors from past years