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 is entirely dependent on donations from those who are committed to its vision and work. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Need to correct anything on this list? Contact Diana Mitsu Klos at dmk@splc.org. To join this esteemed list, please donate here.

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
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)
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)