The Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation works to promote quality journalism and a robust media industry. We know these efforts are important to you, too, and hope you’ll consider supporting them with a donation to the WNAF this charitable season, which we kicked off on #GivingTuesday.
Here are some ways you can help:
1. Choose a program you’d like to support from the WNAF Virtual Giving Tree, and make the corresponding donation. As a token of our appreciation, we’ll mail you the associated ornament. We’ve already received $575 in contributions through this campaign — help us empty the tree!
2. Make a monetary donation of your choice via the WNAF’s PayPal Giving Fund, which allows you to contribute conveniently online, while not imposing any additional fees on donors or the Foundation.
3. Help us spread the word. Share your reasons for supporting the WNAF this #GivingTuesday with your professional and social networks.
WNA Foundation Virtual Giving Tree
The WNA Foundation recently kicked off it’s Giving Tree Fundraiser at the 2017 Hall of Fame Banquet. We plan to keep it going virtually until Dec. 31 — or until our virtual tree is empty. Strengthen the state’s newspaper industry this holiday season by helping fund educational initiatives, student journalism programs, fellowships and more.
- $250 – Stipend for a presenter at the WNAF annual convention (two available)
- $250 – Funding toward a WNAF internship
- $350 – Travel costs for the WNAF Trees Retreat presenter to get “Up North” (Claimed)
- $400 – Funding toward a WNAF Internship
- $400 –
Registration for a Wisconsin college student to attend the NNAF’s News Fellows program in Washington, D.C.
- $1,500 – Full sponsorship of a scholarship awarded to an outstanding Wisconsin college student majoring in journalism (naming rights available)
- $500 – Funding toward an intern to help launch a WNAF statewide civics bowl
- $800 – Funding toward a WNAF Internship
- $1,000 – Funding toward a WNAF Internship
- $2,000 – Full sponsorship of a WNAF Internship, which places a college student at a Wisconsin newspaper for eight weeks (naming rights available)
- $25 –
Registration to WNAF convention & lunch for a Wisconsin college student (two available)
- $35 – Registration for a college student or adviser for an Online Media Campus webinar (two available)
- $50 – Lunch for two family members of WNAF Memorial Pylon ceremony enshrinees (
- $100 – Travel costs for a presenter at the WNAF annual convention
- $100 – WNAF convention registration & lunch for four Wisconsin college students
- $100 – Engraving of the name of a publisher who has passed away onto the Memorial Pylon
- $125 – A night’s lodging for college students traveling to attend the WNAF convention
- $150 – Travel costs for presenter at a WNAF workshop (two available)
- $200 – Funding toward an intern to help launch WNAF statewide civics bowl (two available)
How WNA Foundation programs help support the next generation of journalists
“[My internship] challenged me to find ways to reach out to people, whether by phone, email, going into their business and learning how to interview and talk to them and foster relationships with them.”
– Travis Senn
2016 Intern for The Campbellsport News
“In the past, [Branen Scholarships gave us] the opportunity to purchase a new DSLR camera and develop our website. With this award, we plan to print more issues, and invest in technology to help us become better mobile journalists.”
– Nora Ptacek
Student editor of Appleton North High School’s student newspaper, Noctiluca, which was awarded William E. Branen Scholarships in 2013, 2014 and 2017
“The whole experience taught me to ask the hard questions, address all sides of a story and how to localize a huge national issue… These are skills I brought home with me to Wisconsin.”
– Courtney Kueppers
2015 NNAF News Fellow