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Foundations and institutions

Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation: $50,000
General support

Evjue Foundation & The Capital Times: $30,000
General support

Joyce Foundation: $50,000 (Year 2 of 2)
Support coverage of democracy, the environment and gun violence prevention

Reva & David Logan Foundation: $100,000
General support

NewsMatch: $28,000 (matching fund)
General support

Peters Family Foundation: $8,400
General support 

Vital Projects Fund: $15,000
Coverage of criminal justice issues

Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment, through the University of Wisconsin School of Journalism and Mass Communication: $40,000 (Year 1 of 3)
Produce investigative reports by students published on the Center’s website and distributed to media partners statewide and nationwide

Wisconsin Newspaper Association & WNA’s Foundation $20,000
General support

Individual donors

Leadership Circle ($5000+)

Cohen, Dr. Marcus and Sheila
Johnson, Barbara

Watchdog Club ($1000+)

Ansfield, Dr. Thomas and Lynn
Baumann, Herman and Schwichtenberg, Kay
Burgess, Catherine
Custer, Betty and Corkey
Dukehart, Thomas and Andy
Eversden, Mark and Sara
Fearnside, Wendy and Meier, Bruce
Fribance, Caroline
Hagge, Robert and Elke
Hall, Andrew and Dee J.
Hands, John Lawrence and Kendrick-Hands, Karen
Hands, Phil and Tricia
Hasler, Dr. Philip and Janet
Jenkins, Vincel and Moritz, Stefanie
Jones, Margaret and Linton, David
Kaiser, William and Claudia
Kern, Gerould
Lee, Dr. Douglas and Martha
Lewein, Donna and Scott
Mitchell, Jack and Bonnie
O’Leary, Carol
Ryan, Finn and Bemis, Brynn
Schapiro, Irene and Fost, Norman
Swanberg, Wendy
Weber, Ralph and Patricia

Members (less than $1000)

Aarli, Helen
Aarli, Lisa and Owens, Gail
Alcorn, Jason
Alexander, Julie Horn
Andre, Elizabeth
Anstett, Charles
Antonioni, David
Arnold, Joan
Arriaga, Alexandra
Ash, Jeff
Azar, Lauren and Ryan, Rebecca
Bartos, Eileen
Battista, Janet
Baumgartner, Keith and Juli
Beamish, Eileen
Beck, Barbara
Beck, Joseph and Josefina
Bennett, Daniel
Berhane, Eyoel
Berry, Stephen
Bier, Thomas and Katherine
Bjorkman, Lynn
Bogdanich, Walt and Saul, Stephanie
Booth, Eric
Brady, Maureen
Brett, Malcolm and Penny
Brixey, Elizabeth
Broman, Aimee and Karl
Brooks, Craig
Brooks, Suzanne and Daniel
Brown, Joanne and Olneck, Michael
Buhler, Roland
Bull, Brian and Margaret
Bullock, Jay
Calhan, Edward and Linda
Cameron, Peter
Cannon, Marsha and Peter
Carey, Denis and Carol Koby
Cleary, Catherine
Cohen, Sarah
Cohn, Scott
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Companik, Sara
Cooke, Linda
Crane, Mike
Crenshaw, Dorothy
Cross, Sue
Culver, Kathleen
Cusack, Nora and Nicastro, Brent
Danky, James and Schelshorn, Christine
Dean, Dorothy
Dean, Jason
Decker, Catherine
Donnelly, Linda
Drechsel, Robert and Lynn
Dreps, Robert and Koehl, Elizabeth
Dukehart, Coburn
Duquette, Claire
Eclavea, Anthony and Karen
Edmondson, Jennifer and John
Elkin, Loren
Englund, Eric
Eyster, John
Fansler, Kristeen and Todd
Fauerbach, Gloria and Michael
Fazen, Robert and Marianne
Ferguson, Paul and Sarah
Flannery, Dan
Flood-Smith, Dorothy Ann
Fodolfo, Kelvin
Frazer, Georgette
Friedland, Lewis and Oliker, Stacey
Fuhrmann, Lauren and Eric
Gaskill, Sharon and Warren
Gattolin, Frank
Gebeloff, Robert
Gee, Janet and Derrick
Gilsdorf, Rebecca
Girard, Geri
Glass, Stephen
Gleason, Neil and Cindy
Glueck, Christopher and Erin
Godfrey, Robert
Goldeen, Marian
Goodman, Dr. Lawrence and Hannah
Griffith, Gretchen
Griffith, Matt
Hagenauer, Megan and Basler, John
Hahn, Paula
Hall, Dave
Halsted, Henry and Mary Ann
Hanson, Alice
Hanson, Gerald
Harbath, Katie
Harrington, Eileen
Hayward, Julie
Heinlen, Marieka
Henschel, Haley
Herron, Heidi and Scott
Hesselberg, George
Hetzel, David
Hinderholtz, Richard
Holcomb, Jesse
Holliday, Darryl
Holman, John
Hoot, Bob
Houston, Brant
Howard, Leslie Ann
Imsland, Rachel
Ingebritson, Frances
Jafuta, Forrest and Margaret
Jezior, Mara
Johnson, Kelley
Johnson, Roberta
Jolin, Judy and Gary
Jonaitis, Erin
Jones, Yvette and Lombardo, John
Karasov, Corliss
Kohl, Gail
Kolbe, Sarah
Kosbie, Jeffrey
Kramer, James and Miyagi, Shoko
Kurek-Ovshinsky, Catherine and Ovshinsky, Harvey
Landgraf, Austin
Lange, Jeffrey
Laube, Janet and Douglas
LeDuc, Kristin
Lepkowski, Cynthia
Lethem, Troy and Matthias, Mary
Lewis, Charles and Gilbert, Pam
Lincoln, Linda
Lincoln, Louisa
Loper, Tristan
Macejkovic, Steve and Steve
Martell, Stuart and Carol
Massoth, Kathleen and Edmonson, Marshall Bruce
Matthews-Risley, Kathi
Mawer, Jane
Mayo, Jillian
McClure, Robert
McMullin-Lawton, Bonnie
Mead, Howard and Nancy
Mich, Jaclyn
Michel, Roberto and Karen Lincoln
Migas, Rosemary
Milz, Connie and Raymond
Mitchell, Dale
Moe, Doug and Jeanan Yasiri
Morrissey, Timothy
Moy, Michaela and Gregory
Muller, Lyle and Vicki
Murphy, Valerie
Murphy, Will
Nagel, Debra
Nelson, Herb
Nelson, Paul
O’Hern, Vincent and Baldwin, Linda
O’Malley, Kathy
Oliver, Pamela
Oppedahl, Ruth
Otto, David
Pabellon, Tara and Carlos
Page, Ron
Patenaude, Joel
Pitsch, Mark and Mary
Plonsky, Richard
Plunkett, Maureen
Record, Dick
Reddicliffe, Connie and Steve
Reeder, Don and Carol
Reek, Janis
Ricca, Joanne and August
Rice, Julie
Rindfleisch, Terry and Linda
Roach, John
Robbins, Louise
Robinson, Susan
Rock, Bonnie and D’Amato, Jennifer
Romenesko, James
Rose, Emma
Rosenthal, Phil
Rosewall, Ellen
Sanford, Barbara and Donald
Santini, Maureen
Sanyer, Leyla
Scholl, Eric
Schuster, Cynthia
Schwartz, Richard
Schweigert, Adam
Seaman, Richard
Sears, Russell
Seuferer, Ellen and Tatman, Richard
Shah, Hemant and Elizabeth
Shank, Michael and Troyer-Shank, Carol
Shea, Gail and Dan
Sikes, Toni
Smith, Richard and McKearn, Patricia
Sober, Norma and Elliott
Solomon, Matt
Sperling, Nancy
Stark, Sharon
Stearns, Joshua
Stentz, Molly
Stiefvater, Barbara
Stoeffler, David
Strang, Dean
Stumpf, Nancy
Sullivan, Paul
Sweeney, Victoria and Patrick
Tempus, Kent and Sheedy-Tempus, Denise
Timm, Michael
Tokarczyk, Tyler
Toussaint, Carol and John
Tumey, Carol
Turnbull, Brenda
Turville-Heitz, Meg
Umhoefer, David and Schuldt, Gretchen
Urban, Ryan
Wagner, Michael
Wahlberg, David
Wang, Helu and Guan, Xiaofei
Wang, Violet
Warren, Thomas and Anna Marie Benander
Westerberg, Christa
White, Ginny
Williams, Roger and Kristi
Wiltzius, Sam
Witter, Dean and Nettie
Wright, Kimberlee
Yomantas, Cynthia and Bauman, Steven
Zachary, Bohdan
Zerwick, James and Zerwick, Susan