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SPJ’s second annual Day of Giving has concluded. Thank you to EVERYONE who gave in the name of improving and protecting journalism. (Missed Day of Giving, but still want to help? It’s never too late! Donate here.)

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On April 17th, SPJ turns 110 years old. (Don’t we look great for our age?)

Celebrate this special day and show your SPJ pride by making a gift on our 4.17 Day of Giving.

Whether you want to defend press freedom, train journalists, inspire the next generation or advocate for an open government, your donation will make a huge impact on the future of journalism. The purpose of 4.17 Day of Giving is to celebrate and expand SPJ’s great tradition of philanthropy and pride in the organization.

4.17 Tracker

Help us improve and protect journalism!

Peer Challenges

If you are interested in launching a Peer Challenge, please complete this quick web form here. After submitting the form, we will get your challenge code added to the site right away. (No need to wait for that to happen — start challenging your peers using your code right away!)

Throughout the day, participate in fun challenges that make your gift go even further. Compete to help your group claim the top spot on the Peer Challenge Leaderboard (below).

Peer Challenges can be centered around anything — your chapter, your school, your newsroom, your friends/family or anything in between — and the creativity is all up to you.

Peer Challenge Leaderboard

Code Gifts Raised Description

TSHIRT 0$ 0.00Anyone who donates $50 or more to SPJ and uses this code will get a super awesome SPJ First Amendment T-shirt. For $50-$74, you get a shirt which says "I back the First Amendment." Those donating $75-$109 can choose between this shirt or another great one, which says "May The First Be With You." Those donating $110 or more will get both!

PENNIESFROMPROFS 0$ 0.00Patti Newberry offers a PenniesFromProfs campaign for all the academics in SPJ. Patti will collect change from her colleagues and students at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a match of up to $100. She challenges fellow journalism profs in SPJ to do the same.

110 0$ 0.00Donors who give $110 or more to SPJ's General Fund will receive a special, limited-edition 110th anniversary pin. Limited to the first 110 donors.

FOUNDATION 0$ 0.00The SPJ Foundation board of directors will match gifts from all donors who set up monthly giving to the foundation.

MEMBERSHIP 0$ 0.00All donors who give to SPJ's General Fund using this code will be entered into a drawing to win a free year of membership to SPJ. Three winners will be selected!

STORY 0$ 0.00There is so much good journalism out there, and SPJ member Alex Veeneman wants to tell you about it. When you donate using the code STORY, email Alex at alex.veeneman01[AT]gmail[DOT]com or tweet him @alex_veeneman. Then, he'll reply with a story he found just for you! You're not only supporting the cause of journalism, but also the storytellers that seek truth and report it.

LSU 0$ 0.00Kelly Kissel (LSU '84), metro editor of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Advocate newspaper, will match up to $110 in donations from folks connected to LSU (April 17 only) on top of the $110 he's already kicked in.

Thank you to all of our generous donors!

See a complete list of our 4.17 Day of Giving donors here.

Newest Donors

Rebecca Aguilar
Stephenie A Overman
Anna and Cody Bahn
Eva Lipton-Ormand
Rachel Sams
Ed Otte
Alex Jones
Colin DeVries
Michael P Reilley
John R Crosiar

Largest Donations

Anonymous$ 10000.00
Anonymous$ 1100.00
Alex Jones$ 1000.00
Matthew T. Hall$ 550.00
Yvette Walker$ 550.00
William Ketter$ 500.00
Anonymous$ 250.00
Ed Otte$ 250.00
Rachel Sams$ 250.00
Andy Schotz$ 234.00

Find Your Cause

Not sure where to give? What's your passion?


When you donate to the General Fund, you are providing the resources to cover SPJ’s most pressing needs. In an ever more challenging environment, your support is needed now more than ever. Learn more about the SPJ General Fund

Click here to donate online, or text SPJ to 317-961-8008 and follow the instructions.


The Society of Professional Journalists Foundation (formerly Sigma Delta Chi Foundation) promotes ethical journalism and supports training and education for all journalists. Gifts to the foundation are tax-deductible. Learn more about the SPJ Foundation

Click here to donate online, or text SPJ to 317-961-8008 and follow the instructions.


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