Thank you for
25th Anniversary-Year Donors to the Society of Environmental Journalists,
Your generous gifts supported SEJ’s lively network of journalists, students and educators worldwide. You powered news-making conferences, training and tours, publications, awards, story grants and Freedom of Information WatchDog project.
Environmental coverage is keeping the change.
From February 14, 2015 through February 13, 2016, SEJ Anniversary gifts totaling $61,101 were provided by SEJ founders, members and friends, university hosts of SEJ annual conferences and media company sponsors.
SEJ 2015-2016 Gifts from Individuals*
Raina Brubaker & Jessica Hough | Corinne Irwin | John Ryan
Dan Fagin | Frank Maisano | Carolyn Whetzel
Jeff Burnside | James and Chris Bruggers | Jeanne Cragin | Amy Gulick | Cheryl Hogue | Damon Horn & Meaghan Parker | Jay Letto and Dawn Stover | Beth Parke and Ed Schultz | Meaghan Parker | Rebecca Rimel | Mark Schleifstein | Sara Shipley Hiles | Peter Thomson | Peter Thomson & Edith Buhs | Tim Wheeler
Joya Banerjee | Jennifer Bogo | Jane Danowitz | Rob Davis | Jim Detjen | Eleanor Drey | Steve Hansen | Marilyn Heiman | Craig Miller | Matt Newberry | Peter Seidel | Kate Sheppard | Margaret Walsh | Imogen Zethoven
Ashley Ahearn | Paul Albergo | Roger Archibald | Emilia Askari | Adam Aston | Antone Baltz III | Tony Barboza | Cynthia Barnett | Elaine Bauman | Lester Baxter | Nancy Bazilchuk | Perry Beeman | Edwin Bender | Charles Bernstein | Kellyn Betts | Edith Bingham | Bill Birchard | Winifred Bird | Annie-Laurie Blair | Richard Blaustein | Glenda Booth | Jane Braxton Little | Nancy Brendlinger | Kevin Brubaker | John Carey | Saul Chernos | Abigail Clark | Russell Clemings | Murray Coffey | Charmaine Coimbra | Marla Cone | Don Corrigan | Bowman Cox | Joyce Cutler | Kate Cutler | Mark Davis | Vicki Day | Kay Deans | Lovely Dhillon | Tamara DiCaprio | Dennis Dimick | Peter Dykstra | Mary Engel | Robert Engelman | Kymberly Escobar | Larry Evans | Peter Fairley | Dustin Felix | Catherine Fine & Jeremiah Friedman | Carolyn Fine | Douglas Fischer | Kathie Florsheim | John Franzen | Barbara Fraser | Peter Friederici | Sharon Friedman | Nancy Gaarder | Christy George | Erica Gies | John Gilroy | Adam Glenn | Gloria Gonzalez | Carrie Greene | Tim Greyhavens | Gary Grigsby | Elizabeth Grossman | Sharon Guynup | Mick Hans | Gordon Heinrichs | Stephen & Miriam Helfgott | Susan Hess | Don Hopey | Charles Hudson | Hyrum Huskey Jr. | Edrie Irvine | Mathew Jacobson | Elizabeth Karan | Andrea Kavanagh | Jane Kay | Michael Keating | Karen Kellow | Joanna Knight | Michael Kodas | Chris Kuykendall | Alicia LaPorte | Kathrin Lassila | Cat Lazaroff | George Lewis | Tony Livernois | Jennifer Loren | Cindy MacDonald | Bobby Magill | Laura Mahoney | Christopher Mann | John Manuel Jr. | Frances Martin | Michael Martz | Lorraine McCarthy | Robert McClure | Patricia McKnight | Kristy Miller | Susan Moran | Bernardo Motta | Kristin Ohlson | Sharon Oosthoek | Bruce Potter | David Poulson | Larry Pryor | Dan Rademacher | Jeff Reutter | Bruce Ritchie | Sylvianne Roberge | Erik Robinson | Joanne Rosenbush | Cristine Russell | Thomas St. Hilaire | John Schmeltzer | Raisa Scriabine | Susan Sharon | Ben Sherman | Lauren Siegel | Alice Slayton Clarke | Matt Smith | Sara Sneath | Lisa Song | Dawn Stover | Muriel Strand | Lana Straub | Douglas Struck | Hema Subramanian | Meera Subramanian | Peter & Elizabeth Thompson | Karen Thornburg | Roy Wallace | Thomas Wallace | Bud Ward | Morris Ward & Catharine Ward | Lena Wegner | Matthew Wheeland | Susan Whitmore | Loretta Williams | Roger Witherspoon | Christine Woodside | William Yardley
Celia Alario | Elizabeth Alberts | William Allen | Paul Alvarez | Katie Alvord | John Anderson | Adrianne Appel | Laura Arenschield | Debra Atlas | Roberta Attanasio | Ron Bailey | Andrew Ballard | Elizabeth Batt | Robert Beech | Marnee Benson | Hal Bernton | Allen Best | Steven Bingler | Kari Birdseye | Kimberly Blair | Michael Bologna | Erika Bolstad | Christopher Brown | Valerie Brown | Steven Burkholder | Jon Campbell | Murray Carpenter | Tina Casagrand | Amy Charney | Christine Chilicas-Davis | Kris Christen | Claire Christian | Sena Christian | Irene Chung | Kristin Clarke | Mary Ann Colihan | Gretchen Cooley | Hilary Corrigan | Deborah Cramer | Al Cross | Geoffrey Dabelko | Shelby Dagis | Rebecca Daugherty | Osha Davidson | Anthony Davis | Joseph Davis | Amy de Jong | Sally Deneen | Elizabeth Devitt | Heather Dewar | John Dillon | Thomas DiStefano | Maria Dolan | Emily Dooley | Aaron Dorman | Alan Dubner | Marc Ehrhardt | Sharon Evans | Judy Fahys | Marissa Fessenden | Megan Fitch | Gayle Fitzgerald-Geller | Reid Frazier | Sarah Frias-Torres | Tom Fulks | Justin Gerdes | Steven Gibb | John Gibbons | Rachael Gleason | Polita Glynn | Kate Golden | Daniel Goroff | Richard Dennis Grant | Laura Greenstein | Isabelle Groc | Emily Guerin | Roberto Guerra | Barbara Haig | Jeanne Handy | Monica Heger | David Helvarg | Patricia Hemminger | Thomas Henry | Susan Hess & Jurgen Hess | Jessica Hodge | Jennie Hommel | David Hosansky | Heather Hufton | Tony Iallonardo | Jack Igelman | Sandra Imsand | Dan Jannone | Kirsi Jansa | Susan Jewell | Marsha Johnston | Alison Jones | Diana Jordan | Jennifer Jordan | Judith Joy | Stephen Joyce | Elizabeth Judge | Corliss Karasov | Sandra Kelly | Melody Kemp | Natasha Khan | Charlotte Kidd | Margaret Klein | Dan Klotz | Linda Knouse | Lindsey Konkel | Ryan Koronowski | Francis Koster | Robert Kunzig | Henry Lacey | Lyndsey Langsdale | David Lawrence | Jennie Lay | Shuet Lee | Francine Less | Alex Levinson | Charles Lewis | Judith Lewis Mernit | Vincent Livernois | Li Lovett | Naomi Lubick | David Malakoff | Jason Margolis | James Mathews | Richard Mauer | Barbara Maynard | Elizabeth McCarthy | Laura McGloin | Lucy McMorris | Sheri McWhirter | Sunshine Menezes | John Messeder | Maureen Mitra | Fen Montaigne | Sunny Montgomery | Stuart Moore | Stephen Nash | Jennifer Oladipo | Judy Ostrow | Patrick Parenteau | Jacob Park | Andi Pearl | Janet Pelley | Christiana Peppard | Molly Peterson | Susan Phillips | Craig Pittman | Lisa Plotkin | Lynn Poole | Deborah Porchivina | Cassandra Profita | Catherine Puckett | Scot Quaranda | Amy Quinton | Charles Quirmbach | April Reese | Nancy Reist | Andrew Restuccia | Lynne Roberts | Susan Roberts | Morgan Robinson | Anne Rosenthal | Laura Sayre | Jeanne Scanlon | Karen Schaefer | John Schneller | Thomas Schueneman | James Schwab | Kitty Sherwin | Stephen Siciliano | Gerald Silverman | Demian Sims | Hilary Sloane | Ramona Smith | Velma Smith | Mary Sonis | Patricia Steele | Ron Steffens | Maura Stephens | Sandra Stoneham | Douglas Struck | Dan Sullivan | Mac Sutherlin | Michael Svoboda | Susan Swanberg | Sheryl Swingley | Judith Sylvester | Ruta Teismann | Sarah Terry-Cobo | Andrea Thompson | Ann Tihansky | Bijal Trivedi | Christi Turner | Richard Valliere | Samuel Vigil | Chelsea Wald | Judith Wallace | Dave Walsh | Brett Walton | Sara Warner | Sarah Webb | Gail Wesson | Amy Westervelt | Franny White | Nadia White | Rhonda White | Elisabeth Whitebread | Margaret Wilcox | Meg Wilcox | Clint Wilder | David Williams | Florence Williams | Karen Wolf | Mary Woodsen | Joshua Zaffos
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SEJ 2016 Conference Hosts and Primary Sponsors
SEJ 2015 Conference Host and Primary Sponsor
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Media Company Sponsors of SEJ's 25th Annual Conference and Anniversary Year
- Bloomberg BNA 
- Capital Public Radio 
- The (Louisville) Courier-Journal 
- Ensia 
- The Environment Report,  Michigan Radio, WUOM, Ann Arbor
- Environmental Health Sciences,  publishers of Environmental Health News
- Knight Center for Environmental Journalism,  Great Lakes Echo, Michigan State University
- The McClatchy Company 
- National Geographic 
- New Society Publishers 
Foundation Grants 2015-2016:
- blue moon fund 
- The Campbell Foundation 
- craigslist Charitable Fund 
- Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 
- Energy Foundation 
- Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation 
- FJC: A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds 
- The Grantham Foundation 
- Robert R. McCormick Foundation 
- The McLean Contributionship 
- Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation 
- Orange County Community Foundation 
- Scripps Howard Foundation 
- Turner Family Foundation 
- WTH Charitable Foundation 
- The Wyss Foundation 
* The list does not include names of those who requested anonymity.
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Programs and operations of the Society of Environmental Journalists are funded by foundation grants in response to SEJ proposals, media company contributions, earned income, university, media company and foundation sponsorship of the annual conference, occasional regional events, individual donations, and unrestricted contributions of general support up to $15,000 from diverse sources.
SEJ does not seek or accept corporate, advocacy group or government sponsorship of the annual conference. Diverse sources participate in SEJ's annual conference as advertisers, exhibitors and hosts of independent hospitality events. These activities do not designate or constitute program sponsorship. All program agenda choices, editorial choices for publications, winner decisions for fellowships, awards and mini-grant winners are made at the sole discretion of SEJ staff and volunteer program leaders, independent of any organizational revenue source, including foundation underwriters, individual donors, advertisers, exhibitors, and university and media company hosts of annual conferences. For more information on policies of the Society of Environmental Journalists, see www.sej.org/about-sej/financial-policies .
Many foundation grants to SEJ are awarded as general support. Grants received by SEJ for specific projects are based on proposals that originate from SEJ's executive director, with guidance from the Board of Directors. Sources of earned income for the organization include conference registration fees, conference exhibitors, IHEs, and advertisement fees, membership dues, mail list rental, and subscription fees.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, SEJ files an annual Form 990 with the Internal Revenue Service. The public may also view a copy of the most recent independent audits of SEJ's finances (2014,  2013,  2012,  2011,  2010/2009 ) and Annual Report of Activities.  Older Annual Reports and Form 990s are posted here.  In addition, SEJ maintains a current profile on Guidestar  and the Charity Directory (formerly, Foundation Source Access).