The JAWS Legacy Fund honors the trailblazers who embody the spirit and mission of Journalism & Women Symposium by collecting bequests and then using those funds to support programs that enrich the work of JAWS.
Our organization was founded by women who were dogged in their determination to promote equality in newsrooms and open opportunities for subsequent generations of journalists and this fund helps to sustain the principles of those JAWS leaders and remember their individual lives and contributions. Read HerStory here.
A committee set up to advise the Board of Directors this year chose to bring former Vermont Gov. Madeleine Kunin for an inaugural Legacy Luncheon speech at our annual conference, October 25-27. Future endeavors may include speakers, fellowships or videotaping a panel—and programs at other times, such as a journalist-in-residence or a traveling speakers’ panel.
JAWS thanks the trustees of the Eileen Shanahan-Kay Mills Fund and the Joan Cook Fund for providing the seed money to launch this new project.
We invite you to help the Legacy Fund grow by contributing to this cause and remembering JAWS in your will. All projects underwritten in whole or part by the JAWS Legacy Fund will be marked accordingly—in programs, on video credits, in book acknowledgments and the like. Where possible, names of all honorees of the Legacy Fund will be included.