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 dmk@splc.org. To join this esteemed list, please donate here.

2018 Contributors, Jan. 1 to Sept. 30

Freedom Fighters ($10,000 or more)

Democracy Fund
Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation
Journalism Education Association
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Yellow Chair Foundation

Student Voice Champions ($5,000-$9,999)

Center for Scholastic Journalism, Kent State University

In honor of the marriage of Abigail Fisch and Ben Cotton: Anthony Bosco,  Barbara and Jack Burke, Josh Belowich, David Fishman and Nancy Felsten, Bob Frankel and Ann McCauley, Dino Grandoni, David Gurian-Peck, Jon Hill, Akhi Methta, Will Montgomery, Maria Muia, Michael Ouimette, Diane Ripstein, Thomas and Betsy Rhiel, Karen Shiffman, Jacob Smilovitz, Paul Steiger and Wendy Brandes, Ethan Wong, Neal and Clara Winneg, Dhruv Vasishtha and Molly Spector.

In honor of Mark Ionescu, a former journalism adviser who stood by his students at The John Carroll School in Bel Air, Maryland. He was removed from the position at the end of 2017 and continues to teach English. Students he advised from 2001-January 2018 work for news organizations that include CBS News, The Boston Globe, PBS and Condé Nast. They cite Ionescu as the reason they pursued careers in journalism.

Organized by Jillian Hughes. The 102 contributors include: Alyssa Kraus and Family, Katherine Grimm, Rachel Hedeen, Billy Jump. Rawlison Zhang, Michael Ionescu, Nicholas Attanasio,  Caitlin Wolfarth, Brianna Glase, Martha Schick, Adam Kuester, Scott Novak, Grace SoYeon,  Jenny Hottle, Allison Walczyk,  Nicolette Hatzidimitriou, Bridget Linsenmeyer, Megan Chlada, Nicholas Temple, Emily Lubejko, Josh Pons III, Courtney Baltimore, Henry Basta, Leslie (Fox) Gagnon, Tony Herman, Jillian Hughes, Alli Kartachak, Lisa Krysiak, Shannon Murphy, Neha Prakash, Ali (Steibe) Ubbens, Stephanie (Ward) Herman, Claire (Bronis) Hannon,  Leah (McGann) Moore, Katie Chlada, Britt Cramer, Billy Hughes, Susan Fisher, Heidi Nilsson, Frank Cassidy, Karen Murphy, Leichliter family, Taylor family (match), Gail Hughes, Lilly Stannard, Katy Sheward, Cindy Byer, Ashley Powers, Ryan Leeb. Emily Lazor, C. Knowles, Donna Laird, Paul and Elaine Murphy, Doherty family, Karly Horn, Taylor Bynion, Christina Giovanazi, Anne and Elizabeth Harmison, Anna Kotula, Claire Grunewald, Billy Hughes, Nick Miller, Jordan Zeman, Kishan Patel, Allison Grimmel, Caitlin Kennedy, Heather Kennedy, Jeff Gunnarsson, Caroline Cooney, Mary Lynn Meyer, Brianna George, Frank Cassidy, family of Maggie ‘12 and Emily ‘14, Stuart Cohen, family of Eleanor ‘15 and Josephine ‘18, Jeannie Schick, family of Martha ‘13, Mary Wolfarth, family of Caitlin ‘14 and Cara ‘16

Free Press Protectors ($1,000-$4,999)

Candace Perkins Bowen and John Bowen
Brevity Community Impact Fund (donor employer match)
Carmel (Ind.) High School Pinnacle Yearbook
Dorothy Bowles
Thomas Eveslage *
Mark Goodman *
Illinois College Press Association
Mark Stencel *
Western Association of University Publication Managers

Student Voice Advocates ($500-$999)

Logan Aimone
Colorado Student Media Association
Virginia Edwards
Thomas Eveslage *
Paul and Elizabeth Gunterman *
Illinois Community College Journalism Association
Steve Listopad’s Facebook Fundraiser
David McCraw
Lori Oglesbee-Petter’s Facebook Fundraiser
Quill & Scroll
Ken Ward Jr.’s Facebook Fundraiser

First Amendment Friends ($100-$499)

Doug Addison
Arizona Interscholastic Press Association
Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, Scholastic Journalism Division
Judy Kilken Babbs’ Facebook Fundraiser
Bellows Free Academy High School Student Media, Saint Albans, Vt.
Bright Funds Foundation (employee match)
Kristy Blackburn
Lee Brooks
David Clark
Miranda Cox
Danielle Dieterich’s Facebook Fundraiser
El Camino College, The Union, Torrance, Calif.
A.J. Epstein
Rebecca Feeney-Kurtz
Framingham (Mass.) State College Student Media
Melissa Frederick
Nancy Giuliani
Grand Valley State University Student Media, Allendale, Mich.
Paul and Elizabeth Gunterman *
Hadar Harris’s Facebook Fundraiser
Terry Hemlinger
Mike Hoefner *
Illinois Journalism Education Association
JEA of Northern California
Paul Kandell *
John Kittross
Legacy High School, TheRiderOnline.com, Mansfield, Texas
Leo Burnett USA Matching Gift Plan
Ben Leubsdorf
Lumina Foundation (donor employer match)
Susan Massy’s Facebook Fundraiser
Marywood University, The Wood Word, Scranton, Pa.
Merck Foundation (donor employer match)
Mona Shores High School, The Sailor’s Log, Norton Shores, Mich.
North Platte (Neb.) High School, Student Journalism
Adam Page
Parkway High School, Pathfinder, Chesterfield, Mo.
Katina Paron *
Mark Plenke
Mary Pulliam
Maryanne Reed
Christopher Richert
Richland College Student Media, Dallas
Ryan Film Institute, Shepherdstown, WV
Saint Mary’s University, San Antonio, The Rattler
Shoreline (Wash.) Community College, The Ebbtide
Rodney and Julia Satterthwaite
Dustin Sparks
Jessica Sparks’ Facebook Fundraiser
Sharon Sutherland
Susan Tantillo
Texas Association of Journalism Educators
Mike Tyler
University of Indianapolis, The Reflector
Rick Vander Klok *
Rick Vander Klok’s Facebook Fundraiser
Wendy Wallace *
Christopher Ware
Michael Whitney
Tom Winski’s Facebook Fundraiser
Fern Valentine

* monthly or quarterly donor

Gifts were made in honor of:

Kenji Bunch
Lori Oglesbee-Petter

Gifts were made in memory of:

David L. Adams
Rosa Lee Chapman-Mohtasaham
William H. Fishback Jr.

2017 Contributors

Freedom Fighters ($10,000 or more)

Craigslist Charitable Fund
The Democracy Fund
Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation
Journalism Education Association
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Yellow Chair Foundation

Student Voice Champions ($5,000-$9,999)

Herb Block Foundation
Rita Allen Foundation/Geneva Overholser
Western Association of University Publication Managers

Free Press Protectors ($1,000-$4,999)

Bob Adams
Bader Family Foundation
John Bowen*
Chuck Clark
Colorado Student Media Association
Dow Jones New Fund
Wayne Dunn
Jane Eisner and Mark Berger
Thomas Eveslage*
Garden State Scholastic Press Association
Mark Goodman*
The Gridiron Club and Foundation
Alexis Huscko and Tarsa Weikert
Indiana High School Press Association
Illinois College Press Association
Frank D. LoMonte
Mark MacDougall
National Scholastic Press Association
Ohio Scholastic Media Association
Radio Television News Directors Association, Washington D.C. Chapter
Howard and Juanita Spangole
Sherrese Smith
Ernest and Alicia Sotomayor
Southern University Newspapers
Andrew Stark
Rosalind and Martin Stark
Mark Stencel*
Thomas Whitehead

Student Voice Advocates ($500-$999)

Logan Aimone
Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication – Law & Policy Division
Jody Beck
Candace Bowen*
Dorothy Bowles
Louis Bubaka
Patrick Carome
Cecilia Deck
Nereide Ellis
Joseph Esposito
Paul and Elizabeth Gunterman*
Diana Hadley
Dale Herbeck
Dennis Herman
Dan Hieb
Hunton & Williams
Timothy Jasionowski*
Kettle Moraine Press Association
Kincey and Bruce Potter Environmental Fund
Diana Mitsu Klos
Patrick Kuhnle
David McCraw
Ashley Messenger
Michigan Interscholastic Press Association
Possner Wiggins Family Trust Fund
Quill and Scroll
David Judson Randall
John Reque
Saratoga (Calif.) High School
Southeastern Journalism Conference
Tyson Foods (donor employer match)

First Amendment Friends ($100-$499)

Marc Abrams
Larry Abramson
Alison Ackerman
Morgan Arant
Brian Armbrust
Associated Students, Inc.
Ellen Austin
Eileen Bach
Gary Baer
Linda Barrington
Michelle Balmeo*
Samantha Barry
Brevity Community Impact Fund (donor employer match)
Christopher Beall
Clark Bell
Robert Bertsche
Judy and Jordan Bloom
Richard Blumenstein
Sarah and David Bodney
Karen Bosley
Bright Funds (donor employer match)
John Breslin
Lee Brooks
Judith and Warren Buddenbaum
Michael Budiansky
Bill Casagrande
Cedar Crest College
Jerry and Karen Ceppos
Beth Chesterman
Steven Christian
David Clark*
Thomas Clyde
College Media Association
Conestoga High School
Judith Coolidge
Kevin Corcoran
Lucca Criminale
Adam Dawkins
Stefanie Dazio
Susan DeMaris
Monica Dias
Sarah Doerner
Robert Doherty
DonationXChange (donor employer match)
Dow Jones News Fund
Susan Dougherty
Downers Grove North High School
Eastern Oregon University
Virginia Edwards
Bill and Sharron Elsen
Susan Everett
Janet Ewell
Dina Ferentinos
Breja Fink
Paul Fletcher
Framingham State University
Robert Garcia
Emily Gerston*
Abbie Gibbs
Kristina Gilbertson
Sue Gill
Daniel and Nina Goodman
Robert Greenman
Homer and Lee Ann Hall
Randy Hamm
Susan Happel
Michelle Harmon
Hadar Harris
Ruthellen Harris
Terry Hemlinger
John Henry
Michael Hernandez
J.K. Hilse
Barbara Hines
Mark Hinueber
Ted Hochstadt
Mike Hoefner*
Hoxie High School
Karen Hott
Chris Hutchins
Ron Johnson
Johnston High School
Linda Jones
Sheila Jones
Journalism Education Association of Northern California
Jostens- Houston
Journalism STL
Jody Katz
Kristie Kemper
Tybie Kirtman
John Kittross
David Kraskow
Tyler Krome
John Kupetz
Carol Lange
Leonard Lazarick, Jr.
Gary Libman
David Loomis
Charlie Lundstrom
Richard Lytle
Sarah Madden
Michael Marcotte
Adam Maksl
Katherine Martin
Rachel Matteo-Boehm
Mary Anne McCloud
Jane McDonnell
Melissa McIntire
Kate McLaughlin
Linda Mercer
Miami Dade College
Kent Middleton
Betty Miller
Angela Mimms
Missouri Interscholastic Press Association
Missouri State University
Samir Mokashi
Joseph Moore
Frederick Mulhauser
Kate Myers
John Neal
Sarah Nicols
Miriam Nisbet
Wilma Norton
Gloria Olman
Katina Paron*
Paul Parsons
Carol Pickens
Mark Plenke
Frank Philpot, Ph.D.
Gabriel Podolsky*
Jeff Portnoy
Lynn Povich
Laura Lee Prather
Harry Proudfoot
David Ragsdale
Kristi Rathbun
John David Reed
Sally Renaud
Ed Remitz
Richland College
Elaine Robbins
Brian Rokus
Ana Rosenthal
Laura Salganik
Salesforce.org (donor company match)
Salve Regina University
James Salzer
Amy Sanders
Santa Barbara City College
Rodney and Julia Satterthwaite*
Scheff & Washington, PC
Tracy Ann Sena
Charles Sennet
Drew Shenkman
Leslie Shipp
Virginia Shropshire
Rebecca Sipos
Tom Sivertsen
Keith Smiley
Helen Smith
Boneita Smith
Society for Collegiate Journalists
Vicki Snow
Emily Spivak
Mary Stapp
Jeremy Steele
Mark Stodder
Sandra Stencel
Maya Suryaraman
Judith Swenk
Joan Swenson
Susan Tantillo
Georgeanne Thanos
Kate Tummarello
Patricia Turley
Erik Ugland
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of Indianapolis
University of Montevallo
University of North Florida Spinnaker
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Philip Urofsky
Rich Vander Klok
Monika Varma
Daniel Vogt
Wendy Wallace
C.G. Ware
Thomas Warren
Karl Wenzel
Wesley College
Western Kentucky University
Lew Wheaton
John Wheeler
Karen Williams

* monthly donor

Gifts were made in honor of:

Cornell Daily Sun
Emily Smith
Frank LoMonte
G. Patrick Siddons
Hadar Harris
IHS Tattler
Kelsey O’Connor
Kim Green
Maira Garcia
Mary Patrick
Matt Butler
Michael Koretzky
Richard Griffiths
Sam and Max Strickberger
The Daily Orange
Tinker Tour

Gifts were made in memory of:

James A. Tidwell, Ph.D.
Enid Margolies
Marjorie Brooks
Nick Ferentinos
Vicki Hedgepeth
Mary Virginia Bauer
Viking News (Ocean County College)