The Illinois Press Foundation (IPF) has created several ways for you to help the Illinois Press Association provide education and information to its members and the general public. The IPF has created four campaigns - ACORN, Bricks, Fourth Estate Society and Memorials - to fulfill its vision of continuing our industry’s commitment to integrity and service.
Fourth Estate Society
ACORN (Advertising COtributions Reward Newspapers) symbolizes a seed for the future of Illinois newspapers --- a seed that will grow in the Illinois Press Foundation’s Scholastic Journalism Institute, the First Amendment Center, Newspapers in Education Programs, Literacy Programs and the Newspaper Education Center.
Through the voluntary ACORN campaign, we are asking newspaper members to donate 52 inches of advertising at their national rate to the Illinois Press Foundation. This tax deductible contribution allows you to make a donation to help newspapers not only survive, but prosper --- without ever writing a check.
You authorize the foundation to deduct the amount of your pledge from your monthly IPAS ad checks. IPAS sells advertising into your newspaper. Ad Check deductions will be taken monthly until the annual pledge amount is reached.
If IPAS does not sell the advertising into your newspaper, you will not be expected to make up the difference in cash --- unless, of course, you choose to do so.
Step Up...The ACORN 104 Club This special category offers members the opportunity to donate 2” per week (104” total). Your contributions help to make successful programs through the Illinois Press Foundation.
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Since 1982, the Illinois Press Foundation (IPF) has helped the Illinois Press Association provide education and information to its members and the general public.
The IPF is helping to create the next generation of newspapers through our statewide headquarters in Springfield. The facility provides the resources, technology, people and vision to advance the governmental, educational and business missions of the Illinois Press Association and the Illinois Press Foundation.
Ongoing member support will allow the foundation to fulfill its vision of continuing our industry’s commitment to integrity and service. With this in mind, the IPF Recognition Bricks will serve as an evolving and lasting tribute to volunteers and friends of the Illinois newspaper industry.
The walkway welcomes visitors with a visible illustration of the diverse strength of Illinois newspapers. Through your donation, we will engrave one of the 1,000 bricks with your name, your company name, or the name of a loved one. This pathway will serve as a reminder of the many individuals who have contributed to the success of Illinois newspapers.
Furthermore, the IPF Recognition Bricks serve as a means of remembrance to express congratulations or thanks or to remember a departed friend or family member. This is a unique opportunity for each individual newspaper person to help further the mission of the Illinois Press Foundation in a permanent and personalized way.
Current bricks include
• Advertising & Marketing Committee 2000
• Clarence V. Amenoff;
• Robert Anderson;
• K. Stephen Anderson;
• Sally and Steve Anderson
• The Argus, Ill. Wesleyan U.
• The Alestle, SIU-E
• The Azmans, Jack & Cathy
• Rick Baker, Journal Star
• Roy Ballinger, Rich Grafton & Dick Ogden
• Jim and Linda Banich
• John Beck, AP
• Dave & Beth Bennett
• Robert E. Best, Marion Best & Robert R. Best
• Bob & Pat Bliss, Hillsboro
• Neil T. Breen, Law Bulletin Publishing Co.
• Nancy & Mike Bohl
• Lester Brownle, Journalism Prof, Chicago Newsman
• Marcia Bullard, USA Weekend
• Calhoun News-Herald
• Bruce Campbell
• C. C. Campbell
• James F. Campbell
• The Candor, Benedictine U.
• The Carrollton Gazette-Patriot, Albert Scott III
• Chicago Maroon, U. of Chicago
• Warren & Ione Christner
• Leroy S. Clemens, Elgin CC
• Cloyd Builders
• Patrick Coburn, Copley Press
• Columbia Chronicle
• Community Bankers Association of Illinois
• Consulting Engineers Council of Illinois
• Louise B. Cooper, Editor, Elburn Herald
• Richard L. Cooper, Publisher, Elburn Herald
• Copley Press Northern Illinois
• Daily Egyptian, SIU-C
• Daily Illini, UI-Urbana
• The Daily Northwestern
• Don Craven & Joe Thornton, IPA Counsel
• James Craven & Don Craven
• Jim & Gloria Craven
• Daily Vidette, Illinois State
• Tom & JoAnn Davis Grandsons Alex & Andrew Davis
• Davis Grandson, Nicholas
• Richard and Deanne DeBrock
• Sen. Vince Demuzio, Always a Friend of Illinois Newspapers
• The DePaulia, DePaul U.
• The Disera’s, John & Dawn, Copley Chicago
• Susan Duncan, AP
• Pam Dunlap, Daily Journal, Kankakee
• Ted Dunn, Divernon News
• Eagle, Robert Morris C.
• Eastern News, EIU
• The Encounter, Saint Francis
• George Fisk, Copley Press
• Margie Paddock Flanders
• Chuck Flynn
• The Galloways, Kathy, Dan & Beau
• Marx A. Gibson, IPA-IPF Boards
• Glimmerglass Olivet Nazarene
• Rich & Kandy Grafton
• Greene Prairie Press
• Suzanne Griffitts, IPA
• Remembering Rosalynne Harty, Writer, Editor, Mentor, Friend
• Robert Hastings, Tuscola Review
• Howard Hay Family
• Herald, Beecher City
• The Herald, Bourbonnais
• Herald Enterprise, RJ & Virginia Brenner
• The Herald-Star, G & M Luttrell
• Dana Heupel, AP
• Madelyn Hewitt
• Hill Camera Repair Service
• Hillsboro Journal, Phillip & Nancy Galer
• Jack Holmes, Villa Grove News
• Lois Holmes, Villa Grove News
• Jeff Holmes, Villa Grove News
• Marilyn Holmes, Villa Grove News
• Otto & Olivia Huber
• Independent, Northeastern Ill.
• Illinois College Press Association
• Ill. Journalism Education Assn.
• INIEA Board 2000
• In Honor of Pamela Lannom
• In Memory of Tom Bliss
• In Memory Of Catherine R. Broida
• In Memory Of Joseph S. Broida
• In Memory Of Joseph L. Ferstl
• In Memory Of Susan Adelaide Foreman
• In Memory Of John Herrmann
• In Memory Of John C. Moran
• In Memory Of Arne Nielsen
• Jersey County Journal
• The Journal, UI-Springfield
• The Journal-Standard
• Journalism Dept, Eastern Illinois University
• A JS Tribute to Julie Taulman
• Bernard Judge
• Vicky Katz & Roger Whitaker, SPJ/SDX
• Allan H. Keith, Mattoon
• Mary Keogh, The Pantagraph
• Leonard and Millie Klein
• Knox Student, Knox U.
• John and Ella Kubik, LIFE Newspapers
• Barbara Kubik, Jack Kubik
• L.D. Electric Co., Leo & Norma Dougherty
• Jacob Latonis
• Jason Latonis
• Tom & Cindy Latonis
• Jonie Larson, AP
• Tom & Toots Lee
• Ed Lembeck, Journal Star
• Dick Lockhart
• Loyola Phoenix
• Lanning Macfarland Jr.
• The Duchess V. Marmaduke
• Arnie Matanky, Near North News
• Metro Creative Graphics, New York
• Joe & Joyce Michelich
• “Glen, Gen” and Fern Michelman
• Judith Miller, SJ-R 1978-1995, Reporter, Mentor, Friend
• Mount Carroll Mirror Democrat
• Shari & Mike Mulvany
• National Advertising, Peoria Journal Star
• Rod Myers, writer, The Rock River Times
• Jim & Lyn Nelson, Dixon
• Nerdnam Forever
• Sara Nordgren, AP
• Northern Star, NIU
• The Normalite, Ed & Sally Pyne
• Joseph M. Nugent, Dedicated •Copyeditor, The News-Gazette
• Observer, Augustana C.
• The Okawville Times, Gary & Debby Stricker
• Oklahoma Press Association
• William H. Over, Pioneer Press
• Paddock Publications, Daily Herald
• Charles Styles Paddock
• Hosea Cornish Paddock
• Robert Young Paddock Sr.
• Robert Young Paddock Jr.
• Stuart Ransom Paddock Sr.
• Stuart Ransom Paddock Jr. 1915 - 2002
• Richard Parmeter, The Regional News, Palos Heights
• Don & Dorothy Pauschert
• Don Peasley, Chronicler of Agriculture & McHenry County
• Peoria Journal Star
• Thomas & Della Phillips, Sr.
• Tom & Doris Phillips, Pana News-Palladium
• Pike Press
• The Pilot, Principia C.
• Leo G. “Jerry” & Ellen Piper
• Denise Graff Ponstein, Woodstock Independent
• David Porter, The Regional
• The Press, North Park U.
• Printing Industry of Illinois Assn.
• The Quincy Herald-Whig
• Ramsey News-Journal
• Gus & Don Randa, LIFE Newspapers
• Larry Randa, LIFE Newspapers
• John David & Sara J. Reed
• Francis Rees, Salem TC-Crier
• Duane L. Reeves, The Greenville Advocate
• Richard D. Reeves, The Greenville Advocate
• Leo F. Reeves, The Greenville Advocate
• Pamela Rensing, Clinton County
• Jerry & Dianne Reppert
• Robert Roach & Wm. Bergeron
• The Robisch Family
• Robert D. Ross, Ad Art Service, Springfield
• Savanna Times Journal
• The Schmid’s, Milford
• Schroeder Family, Lakeland Newspapers
• Ted & Mariam Schumacher
• Scott County Times
• Russ Scott, The Dispatch
• Shattuck & Associates
• Sidell Reporter
• Stacey Robisch
• Dr. Kim Rotzoll, Journalist, U of I Dean, IPA Director
• Paul Simon
• Claude & Connie Sinclair
• Jim Slonoff, The Heart & Soul of The Doings
• Kevin Smith
• Mary Soat, 40th Anniversary, Galena Gazette, 1962-2002
• Alicia and Nicole Spracklen
• Keith & Trish Spracklen
• Steckel Parker Architects
• St. Louis Post-Dispatch & Suburban Journals
• Warren – Virginia Stricker, Okawville
• Sun Publications
• Martha & Gerald Taylor & Family
• Jim Tezak
• To fear God, tell the truth and make money
• To My Girls, Keely, Ryann and Courtney
• The Torch, Roosevelt U.
• William F. Tyus, a Great Friend and Leader, Herald & Review
• U. of I. Journalism Department ’99
• U of Chicago Weekly News
• U.S. Postal Service/Partners In Print
• Wednesday Journal, Inc.
• The Weekly Messenger
• Western Courier, WIU
• John Whiteside,Joliet's Storyteller,The Herald News
• Hail IPA – Art Wible
• Clyde Wills, Metropolis Planet
• Ethel L. Wilson In Memory of Larry J. Wilson
• Jim Wilson, AP Bureau Chief
• WIU Journalism Program
• George Woltman, Reporter, Chicago Tribune
• Wood’s Cleaning Service, Rodney Wood
• Cheryl Wormley, Publisher with a Passion for Truth
• The Xavierite, St. Xavier U.
• Cheryl Zalabak, Ad Man’s Wife
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IPF launches Fourth Estate Society
The Illinois Press Foundation this month launched the Fourth Estate Society as a funding mechanism to support journalism education.
Most of the giving programs that the IPF has are geared toward newspapers, larger companies and grant programs, Kim Filson, director, said. The Fourth Estate Society establishes an organization at a personal level.
Newspaper people tend to share a really strong bond with their industry, she noted. They don't have newspaper jobs; they are newspaper people. And many of them want to share their successes with future generations of journalists and pass along the passion that they have for newspapers.
At the same time, journalism programs in Illinois high schools have suffered. Filson said the IPF helps keep student publications alive for the benefit of the industry, and the Fourth Estate Society is one way that individuals can support that cause.
Jerry Reppert, president of the IPF, was the first to join the Society. "The ACORN fund raising program has sustained the Illinois Press Foundation for several years. Now, increased program activities demand greater funding. The Fourth Estate Society is a wonderful way to support the Foundation. I encourage all IPA members to join me in membership."
There are five levels of annual memberships starting with $50 per year up to a $1,000 plus a $2,500 "lifetime membership" option.
In developing the funding levels, Dave Bennett, executive director of the IPA, noted that it was important to keep the membership amounts low enough that anyone can afford to join the Society. From entry-level reporters to those who have retired, membership is extended to anyone who has an interest in furthering the goals of the Society, he said.
Members receive a certificate of membership, public recognition, IPF reports and invitations to special events sponsored by the foundation and during dinners/receptions at Illinois Press Association conventions.
The revenue generated by the Society funds protection efforts for the First Amendment, literacy efforts and journalism scholarships for students and working journalists.
The IPF was founded in 1982 as the charitable arm of the IPA. The IPA is the largest state newspaper association in the country with more than 600 weekly and daily newspaper members.
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Illinois Press Foundation’s Memorials offer an opportunity to remember those who have died, honor a friend’s success or celebrate an industry’s milestone. Over the years memorials have been established for many of our industry and personal friends. These individuals are undoubtedly in many of our thoughts at this holiday season with family and friends.
Current memorials include
- William Barnas, Circulation Director, Daily Calumet, Chicago.
- Marion Best, Editor, News•Progress, Sullivan.
- Robert Best, 1976-77 IPA President, IPA Government Affairs Co-Chairman, Distinguished Service Award, Publisher, News•Progress, Sullivan.
- Robert A. Bliss, Publisher, Montgomery County News, Hillsboro.
- Rodney Brenner, Publisher & owner of the Herald-Enterprise in Golconda.
- Joyce Coffman, Wife of IPA Past President Paul Coffman.
- Paul Coffman, 1965-66 IPA Past President, Melrose Park Proviso-Star Sentinel.
- Richard DeBrock, Father of Ron DeBrock, former IPA staff.
- Naomi S. Denny, Mother of Marion Best, Publisher, News-Progress, Sullivan.
- Floyd Eshe, Managing Editor, LaSalle NewsTribune.
- Joseph Ferstl, 1974-75 IPA Past President, IPA Government Affairs Co-Chairman, Distinguished Service Award, Lerner Newspapers, Chicago.
- Marx Gibson, 2000 IPA Craven Freedom of the Press Award Winner; IPF/IPA Board of Directors; Editor, The Herald-News, Joliet; Managing Editor, The Daily Journal, Kankakee.
- Norris Goode, Publisher, Virden Recorder & Girard Gazette, 1916-1948, father of Dorothy Jones, Publisher, Gold Nugget Publications, Virden.
- Don "Hawk" Hazen, journalist for 40 years at THe Herald News, Joliet.
- Virginia Henningsen, Friend of Roberta and Lanning Macfarland.
- John Herrmann, Chairman, IPA/ IPF Building Committee and general manager and vice president, Sun Publications, Naperville.
- Norm Hirsch, Executive Vice President, Des Plaines Publishing Co., and Publisher, Suburban Times.
- Betty Kriegshauser, Managing Editor, Pike Press, Pittsfield.
- Charles E. Jones – Publisher, Gold Nugget Publications Inc., Virden.
- Mrs. John Kubik, Sr., Mother of Jack Kubik, Publisher, LIFE Newspapers, Berwyn.
- Tom Lee, 1957-58 IPA Past President and Publisher, Marissa Messenger.
- James A. Linen III, Publisher, Time magazine.
- James A. Linen IV, Publisher, Des Plaines Publishing Co.
- Mason Loundy, Friend of Lois and Joseph Ferstl.
- William Lyons, Southern Illinois University/Carbondale Public Information Director.
- R. F. Marshall, Publisher, Kendall County Record, Yorkville.
- Thomas Mathews, Sr., 1959-60 IPA President and publisher, Wayne County Press, Fairfield.
- Karl Monroe, 1975-76 IPA President and publisher, Collinsville Herald.
- William “Bill” Morgan, 1968-69 IPA President, Publisher, Sparta News-Plaindealer.
- Evelyn Mueller, Wife of Robert J. Mueller Sr., Publisher, Ramsey News-Journal.
- Robert J. Mueller, Sr., Publisher, Ramsey News-Journal and past president of the Southern Illinois Editorial Association.
- Marcel Pacatte, Publisher, Waverly Journal.
- Robert Paddock, Sr., Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President, Paddock Publications, Arlington Heights.
- Raymond J. Pierce, Publisher, Des Plaines Valley News.
- Willard Potter, Editor, Rushville Times.
- Lewida Reppert, Mother of 1981-82 IPA President and IPF President Jerry Reppert, Publisher, Reppert Publications, Anna.
- Lois Roberts, Wife of 1979-80 IPA President Jim Roberts, Publisher, Cornbelt Press, Fairbury.
- Marshall R. Schroeder, 1967-68 IPA President, Publisher, Grayslake Times.
- Mrs. Marshall R. Schroeder, Wife of Marshall Schroeder, 1967-68 IPA President and Publisher, Grayslake Times.
- William Schmitt, Publisher, The Macoupin County Enquirer, Carlinville.
- Russ Scott, The Dispatch, Moline.
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