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Your donation to support investigative journalism in Wisconsin will be doubled when you give today

For more than 12 years, we’ve made it our mission to produce investigative journalism that you can trust — journalism that informs and strengthens our communities, that makes Wisconsin a better place to live. This is essential work — especially these days — and it would not be possible without the support of readers like you. 

That’s why we’re excited to share an opportunity to double your donation this year.

This year, generous members of our Leadership Circle and Watchdog Club are pledging $40,000 to encourage you to match this amount by Dec. 31! Every dollar is matched and monthly donations are matched at their annual amounts. That means that, with your support, we can raise up to $80,000.

Your support will help us continue to produce the kind of investigative, public-service journalism you won’t find anywhere else. If you value the critical work we do, will you give today a one-time donation of $50, $100, $250 or whatever you are able to give? Or give monthly donations of $5, $10, $20 or more here.

Donors of at least $1,000 will become members of our Watchdog Club with “behind the story” insights, meetings with renowned investigative journalists and invitations to exclusive events. 

Donations may also be mailed to WCIJ, Fifth Floor, Vilas Hall, 821 University Ave., Madison WI 53706, or made securely via credit card here.

Because Wisconsin Watch is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, a donation you make between now and Dec. 31 not only gets matched, but it’s also tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Please make a gift today and double your impact.

We deeply appreciate your support and the support of our generous matching donors.

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Andy Hall, a co-founder of Wisconsin Watch and a former Investigative Reporters and Editors board member, won dozens of awards for his reporting in 26 years at the Wisconsin State Journal and The Arizona Republic. Since the Wisconsin Watch's launch in 2009, he has been responsible for the journalistic and financial operations.

Hall began his career in 1982 as a copyboy at The New York Times. At The Republic, Hall helped break the “Keating Five” scandal involving Sen. John McCain. At the State Journal, Hall’s stories held government and the powerful accountable and protected the vulnerable through coverage that addressed the racial achievement gap in public schools and helped spark the creation of the nationally noted Schools of Hope volunteer tutoring program, revealed NCAA violations by University of Wisconsin athletes, and exposed appalling conditions in neglected neighborhoods such as Allied Drive and Worthington Park. Hall won a first-place award in 2008 for beat reporting from the Education Writers Association. He also has received National Headliner, Gerald Loeb, James K. Batten and Inland Press Association awards for investigative, financial, deadline and civic journalism coverage. Hall has served as a mentor to the staff of La Comunidad, a Spanish-language newspaper in Madison, and has taught numerous courses at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism & Mass Communication. He serves on the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council Board of Directors, Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism Board of Directors, and Indiana University Media School’s Journalism Alumni Board, of which he is president. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and, in 2016, received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the IU Media School. He also serves as a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News membership task force to create and uphold high industry standards.