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It’s Sigma Delta Chi Day — a day to celebrate SPJ’s 6,000+ members and invest in programs that educate, advocate and inspire the work they do.

In 1909, 10 journalism students rallied around the idea of ethical standards and professional support for each other. They called their new organization Sigma Delta Chi. Since then, thousands of individuals have joined this movement under its new name: Society of Professional Journalists.

Over the last 113 years, SPJ has left its handprints on the careers of many throughout journalism.

Whether you contribute to the Society of Professional Journalists Foundation, the Mission Fund, the Legal Defense Fund, the First Amendment Forever Fund, or the Freelance Fund, you are making a solid investment in the future of ethical journalism.

Gifts of $100 or more to SPJ and/or the SPJ Foundation offer you membership in the Sigma Delta Chi Society (Consider becoming a monthly sustaining donor!) Choose the option that works best for you to support the funds that mean the most to you.

Donors of gifts of $100 or more (including completed pledge commitments) will receive a signed copy of Lou Harry's "The Little Book of Misquotations: The Fakest of Fake Quotes, False Attributions, and Flat-Out Lies." Harry is an Indianapolis-based author, journalist and playwright. The editor of Quill, the magazine of the Society of Professional Journalists, he is host of the podcast "Lou Harry Gets Real," which is recorded in front of a live audience.

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SPJ Chapter Challenges! Are you feeling competitive?

Are you feeling competitive and “prize worthy”? Here are some challenges to our pro and student chapters. For each challenge listed below, we are giving away a single registration (one per winning chapter) to MediaFest22, the SPJ national conference, at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C., Oct. 27-30. All gifts made April 21-24 will be counted, and winners will be announced shortly after.

Pro Chapters

• Highest chapter member participation percentage (for chapters with 10 members or more)*
• Most raised by chapter
• Most new Sigma Delta Chi Society members (our donor society recognizing annual donors of $100 or more)
• Most new monthly "sustaining" donors

*Ties will be broken by highest average gift.

Student Chapters

• Most new monthly donors (even $2 per month helps! See monthly gift option when you contribute)
• Highest chapter member participation percentage (for chapters with five members or more)