The Center is funded by corporations, foundations and individuals, including scores of our alumni,
offering (tax deductible) gifts for support of the Center and The
Politics & Journalism Semester.
A complete listing of donors, including individuals, is published on the Annual
Report page of this site.
Major donors over the years have included:
The Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation, which donated almost a half-million dollars over ten years, and The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which provided major support for six years. The Center takes great pride in the support of our alumni and many of their parents. An alum and her mother, in 2005, provided the largest single personal gift in the history of our program, $20,000 (they asked not to be identified.)
Some of our other major benefactors since 1989 : ABC Found., Belo Corp., BAE Systems, Bank of America, BellSouth, Bloomberg News, Tom Brokaw, Brown & Williamson, Chevron , Chicago Tribune Press Service, Chicago Tribune Foundation, Congressional Quarterly, Connie Chung and Maury Povich, Copley Newspapers, Deer Creek Found., Democratic National Com., Detroit News, Diageo, Dow Jones & Co., Fannie Mae Found., Gannett Found., Hearst, Houston Chronicle, Intl. Union of Bricklayers, Intl. Assn. of Fire Fighters, Intl. Longshoremen's Assn., Kiplinger Found., Knight Ridder, Lunde & Burger, Mike McCurry, MCI , Microsoft, N.Y. Times Co. Found., National Journal/CongressDaily, National Journal/The Hotline, Newsday, Ogilvy Public Relations , Philip Morris Companies, Phillips International, Plain Dealer Publishing Co., Powell Tate, Republican National Com., RJR Nabisco, Samuel Newhouse Found., Dianne Sawyer, Scripps Howard Found., Seafarers Intl. Union, Stephens Media, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Star Tribune Found., United Auto Workers, Tribune New York Found., United Parcel Service Found., the Verizon Found, Judy Woodruff and Al Hunt.