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This Thanksgiving will be very different for many of us, but no matter how many people we have around our table, the holiday is a reminder to take stock of everything we are thankful for. I want to take a moment to show our gratitude for following our reporting and investing your time to read fact-checked, trustworthy news. 

Thank you

Since I started as the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism’s first Development Director in April, I have had the pleasure of virtually meeting so many generous donors who support our important mission. And I look forward to meeting many of you in person, when it is safe to do so. 

If you are already a donor, we appreciate your support, as you make everything we do possible.

If you are not yet a donor, consider showing your thanks for investigative journalism in Wisconsin by giving today. 

We are 14 away from reaching 1,000 donors! By becoming a supporter today, you could be our 1,000th donor. 

Give a donation today of $60, $120, $180 or whatever you’re able to give and your donation will be doubled!

Whether you’ve been following Wisconsin Watch since the organization’s beginning in 2009 or you recently started following our reporting, we are grateful for you. 

You understand that facts matter. You understand the importance of local and state-focused investigative journalism. You understand the impact trustworthy news has on our democracy.

Add your name to our list of donors by giving a donation today. 

Give a one-time donation today or give monthly donations of $10, $15, $25 or whatever you can give and you’ll bring us closer to reaching the historic mark of 1,000 donors.

If you are unable to give at this time, we understand. We are grateful to have you as a reader and follower of our work. Thank you!

If you’ve already given to Wisconsin Watch in 2020, if you’re able, consider giving an additional gift.

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving. 

Jay Burseth

Jay Burseth joined the Center in April 2020 as the Development Director. His role includes setting the organization’s vision for fundraising growth; building and executing a development plan; working directly with donors and other supporters to further the Center’s mission; managing grant proposals and reports; and leading the development team and interns to meet fundraising goals. Prior to joining the Center, Burseth led fundraising for the Milwaukee County Parks and was the Development Director for the Milwaukee-based public radio music station, WMSE 91.7. Burseth holds a Master’s in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from UW-Milwaukee, where he focused on fundraising and marketing in public media, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History, also from UWM.