Assuring the future of RTDNF

September 1, 2016 11:00

By Mike Cavender, RTDNA/RTDNF Executive Director

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the Radio Television Digital News Foundation, we’re very pleased to announce the inauguration of RTDNF’s first Permanent Endowment Fund. It will help assure the future of the foundation and its efforts on behalf of our industry in professional development, scholarship support and First Amendment protection.

The Permanent Endowment Fund enables all of you who support this important work to make unrestricted, tax-deductible current or legacy donations to the Foundation aimed at ensuring the organization continues to have the financial capabilities required to carry out our mission. While gifts to the original RTDNF General Fund assist the Foundation in its day-to-day activities, the Permanent Endowment Fund is designed to support longer-range initiatives. Whether through a current donation or a legacy gift from your estate, unrestricted gifts to either of these funds enable us to continue our efforts to provide professional development opportunities for both working and aspiring journalists and journalism educators.

Your gifts are 100% tax-deductible and you can be sure the funds will be used for important programs to benefit the electronic journalism community.

“The new Endowment Fund is a great step forward for RTDNF,” said Amy Tardif, RTDNF Chair. “Through the generosity of our donors, the endowment will insure the Foundation will continue to provide training and support to electronic news professionals and students alike.”

Since its inception in 1967, the RTDNF has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to aspiring and early-career journalists. It also provides training and leadership instruction to news managers, supports international journalist exchange programs, conducts important industry research and promotes discussion of ethics and integrity in news coverage.

We urge you to support these important efforts by clicking on the button below to make your tax-deductible contribution today.
Federal Tax ID: 38-1860090
Also, please consider a legacy gift to RTDNF in your estate planning. Contact Mike Cavender, RTDNF Executive Director at 941-896-4246 or for more information on including RTDNF in your planned giving.
Help us make the next 50 years of RTDNF service stronger than ever! On behalf of the thousands of journalists we serve, RTDNF sincerely thanks you for your  generous support!