The William Bradford Society
The William Bradford Society honors those whose intention it is to make a gift to the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in their estate plans or through some other form of a planned gift. To notify the CUNY J-School of your intention and become a member of the William Bradford Society or for information about planned giving, please contact Diana Robertson, Director of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (646) 758-7814.
William Bradford (1663-1752) was a pioneering journalist who fought for freedom of the press in Colonial America. In 1752, he published the New York Gazette, the first newspaper in the new colony. The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is proud to name its planned giving society in honor of William Bradford. His tombstone, in Manhattan’s Trinity Churchyard, commemorates his achievements.
Note: James Greenfield, who spent a long career as an editor at The New York Times, and his wife, Ene Riisna, formerly of ABC News, have set up a trust fund to support international journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. They are the first of our friends to establish a planned gift for the CUNY J-School and are therefore founding members of the William Bradford Society.
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