A big win – now the rematch!
Dear Friends of the Newmark J-School,
We are living through a remarkable time, when philanthropy is being called upon to play an ever more vital role in promoting social justice and reducing racial, economic, and health disparities.
Thanks to your support and that of an anonymous matching gift benefactor, the school exceeded its initial fundraising goal of $505,000 for student emergency aid.This has enabled us to allocate much needed funds to many of our students who are experiencing financial hardships because of COVID-19 and the economic downturn. On behalf of the Class of 2020, I want to express my profound gratitude.
We receive new requests every day from current students seeking emergency financial assistance. In addition, we have begun to receive scholarship requests from students who have committed to attend the Newmark J-School in the fall but who are now facing unexpected financial challenges. Their dreams of studying at the Newmark J-School hang in the balance.
I am asking for your help once again.
Craig Newmark, a member of the school’s foundation board, has stepped forward with a matching gift challenge of his own to support the Future Journalist Fund. Craig has pledged to match each dollar raised for vital student aid up to $250,000.
Craig explained how intensely he identified with a young person struggling to get an education: “I really needed a break during my college years, and people of good will helped out. It’s time to pay it forward. This contribution is another step in that direction.”
I invite you to take advantage of Craig’s matching gift challenge by donating to the Future Journalist Fund. Training and inspiring the next generation of journalists has never been more important. In times like these, the truth can keep us safe.
Thank you again for investing in the current and future students of the Newmark J-School.