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RTDNF Announces Permanent Endowment Fund

1 September 2016

WASHINGTON – The Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF) is pleased announce the inauguration of its first Permanent Endowment Fund. The new fund will help assure the future of the Foundation and its efforts on behalf of the electronic journalism industry in professional development, scholarship support and First Amendment protection.

As the Foundation approaches its 50th anniversary, the Permanent Endowment Fund will enable all who support the organization’s important work to make unrestricted, tax-deductible current or legacy donations, aimed at insuring the RTDNF continues to have the financial capabilities required to carry out its mission.

“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. Donations may be made using the Foundation’s website rtdna.org. Donors who wish to discuss planned giving or an estate gift should contact Executive Director Mike Cavender at mikec@rtdna.org
RTDNF, a 501(c) 3 educational foundation, was created to help RTDNA members embody and uphold the standards of ethical journalism and promote leadership in the newsroom. RTDNF offers the electronic news community professional development opportunities, an open forum for the discussion of ethics, assistance with the development of leadership skills, support of First Amendment issues and the exchange of ideas and perspectives from electronic journalists worldwide. The Foundation also provides scholarships and fellowships to aspiring and early-career electronic journalists.

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