Funding

The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is an independent nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization that is primarily funded through grants from foundations and donations from individuals and corporations. Additional revenue is obtained through sponsorships of its events and activities, and from earned income — payments for providing services such as fact-checking, collaborating with students or producing investigative journalism projects.

More than 850 individuals, foundations, news organizations and other groups have contributed financially to the Center since its launch in 2009.

As a matter of policy, funders exercise no control over the Center’s editorial decisions, and all funders are publicly identified.

The Center’s first major grant, a gift of $100,000 in general support, was awarded by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation in 2009.

The Oklahoma-based foundation continued to support the Center with grants of $100,000 in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015; $75,000 in 2016; $50,000 in 2017 and 2018.

In 2010, the Center received a two-year $75,000 matching grant from Challenge Fund for Journalism VI, a joint program of the Ford Foundation in New York, the McCormick Foundation in Illinois and the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation. The Center successfully completed a campaign to raise those matching funds in 2011.

The Foundation to Promote Open Society, which works in cooperation with the Open Society Foundations in New York City, awarded the Center general support totaling $50,000 in 2009, $100,000 in 2010 (to be spread over two years), $35,000 in 2011, $350,000 in 2012 (to be spread over two years), $350,000 in 2014 (over two years) and $200,000 in 2016.

In 2013, The Joyce Foundation became a major supporter of the Center. The Chicago-based foundation awarded a $100,000 grant that was split by the Center and MinnPost, a nonprofit news organization, to support in-depth coverage of key issues in Wisconsin and Minnesota. The grant funded coverage of political reform, environmental protection and gun violence issues in Wisconsin, as well as political reform in Minnesota. In 2014, Joyce awarded the Center $50,000 to support coverage of democracy, the environment and gun violence prevention. That was followed by a two-year grant in 2016, awarding $50,000 annually to support coverage of democracy, the environment and gun violence prevention. In 2018, The Joyce Foundation awarded the Center a two-year grant of $100,000 a year.

The Evjue Foundation, the charitable arm of The Capital Times in Madison, is a major supporter of the Center. The foundation made contributions to WCIJ in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, and in 2013, significantly increased its support to $20,000 — the largest single contribution received from a Wisconsin donor. Evjue repeated its $20,000 support in 2014 and 2015, and increased its giving to $30,000 in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, based in Miami, became a major donor in 2014 with a $75,000 general operating grant (spread over two years). In December 2016, the foundation designated the Center as one of 57 nonprofit news organizations eligible for up to $25,000 in matching funds through its NewsMatch program. As 2017 began, the Center successfully completed the match, thanks to 168 donors.

At the end of 2017, the Center was awarded $28,000 from NewsMatch, now funded by an expanded number of donors, for meeting the program’s fundraising goals, and in 2018, the Center was awarded $27,000 from NewsMatch. The Center successfully attained its 2019 NewsMatch goal and also was selected to receive an additional $10,000 from REI Co-op.

In 2014, the Center and UW-Madison journalism school obtained a $35,000 grant that was among the inaugural awards at 12 universities under the Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education, created to encourage experimentation in ways to provide news and information. The competitive program was managed by the Online News Association and funded by the Excellence and Ethics in Journalism Foundation, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Democracy Fund and the Rita Allen Foundation.

In 2015, the Vital Projects Fund, based in New York City, became a major supporter, contributing $25,000 to support the Center’s coverage of criminal justice issues. It provided $20,000 in 2016, $15,000 in 2017 and $20,000 in 2019.

The Reva & David Logan Foundation, based in Chicago, became a major supporter of the Center in 2017 with a general support grant of $100,000. The foundation awarded the Center $125,000 grants in 2018 and 2019.

The Center also is grateful for support it received from the Peters Family Foundation in Utah in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019; the Wisconsin State Journal in 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2014; and the Wisconsin Newspaper Association and its related foundation, which provided $10,000 in 2014 and 2015, $14,000 in 2016, and $20,000 in 2017.

In 2016, the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication received a grant from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment to establish a class in fact-checking and to create The Observatory website to publish fact-checked reports and information about fact-checking. The Center, in turn, received a contract of $15,000 in the first year and $10,000 in the second to develop and launch the website and assist in fact-checking, editing and distribution of content. The Center is training students and raising the supply of high-quality verified journalism.

In 2017, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication received a three-year grant totaling $120,000 from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment to collaborate with the Center on production of investigative reports by students that are published on the Center’s website and distributed to media partners across the state and nation. The Center is being paid through a contract.

In 2019, Houston philanthropists Laura and John Arnold, founders of Arnold Ventures, became major supporters of the Center, with a $100,000 gift of general operating support.

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman became a major supporter of the Center in 2019 with a $100,000 gift of general operating support.

All members of the Center’s Board of Directors, who serve as volunteers, are financial supporters of the organization.

In 2011, the Center announced a partnership with MAPLight.org to investigate the influence of money in Wisconsin state politics and policymaking. The project was supported by the Open Society Institute. The Center received about $25,000 for this project in 2011 and a similar amount in the first half of 2012.

The Center has received revenue for producing reports and conducting interviews through arrangements with the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative news organization in Washington, D.C.; WBEZ Public Media in Chicago; American University’s J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism; Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting; Sarah Colt Productions in New York City; HuffPost; and NPR.

In 2017, the Center launched the Watchdog Club to enrich members’ experience with investigative journalism, and to involve these loyal members in efforts to transform the Center into a larger, more financially resilient organization. These members donate $1,000 or more a year per household.

In 2019, the Center created the Leadership Circle, a group of Watchdog Club members taking a leadership role in sustaining investigative reporting and the training of investigative journalists. These members donate $5,000 or more a year per household.

Our financial supporters

(Updated Jan. 29, 2020) 

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Lisa Aarli and Gail Owens
Helen Aarli
Abbotsford Tribune Phonograph
Jason Alcorn
Amazon Smile
Diane Ames
Noel Anderson
Elizabeth Andre
Margaret Andrietsch
Mary Anglim
Lynn and Dr. Tom Ansfield
Charles Anstett
David Antonioni
Susan Applegate
Appleton Post-Crescent Community Fund
Laura and John Arnold
Joan Arnold
Michael Arnold
Alexandra Arriaga
Alicia Artus
Jeff Ash
Jan Axelson
Elizabeth Backes
Adam Balin and Karin Mahony
Bunny Balk
Ellen Balthazor
Robbi Bannen
Daniel Barr
Jeffrey Bartell
Eileen Bartos
Bastian Family Foundation
Frank W. Bastian
Janet Battista
Chuck Bauer and Charles Beckwith
Mary Kay Baum
Herman Baumann and Kay Schwichtenberg
Keith and Juli Baumgartner
Eileen Beamish
Sheridan Bearheart
Steven Beatty
Beaver Dam Daily Citizen
Joe and Fina Beck
Barbara Beck
Madeleine Behr
Ann Behrmann
Daniel Bennett
Eyoel Berhane
Bill Berry
Stephen Berry
Paul Bickford
Tom and Katherine Bier
Kathy Bissen
Lynn Bjorkman
Karen Blofeld
Blue Valley Farms
Walt Bogdanich
Teri Boggess
Rod Bohn
Peter Bonnes
Eric Booth
Deanna Bowden
Nicholas Boyle
Maureen Brady
Nancy Bralick
Daniel Brand
Sirianna Brand
Elizabeth Brenner and Steve Ostrofsky
Malcolm and Penny Brett
Elizabeth Brixey
Dylan Brogan
Karl and Aimee Broman
Craig Brooks
Sandra Kay and James Brooks
Suzanne Brooks
Sue Brouillette
Martha Brown
Joanne Brown
Roger Buffett
Roland Buhler
Brian and Margaret Bull
Jay Bullock
Jim and Catherine Burgess
Elaine Burke
Mary Burke
Jane Burns
Stephen Caldwell
Linda and Edward Calhan
Peter Cameron
Tom and Patti Cameron
Marsha and Peter Cannon
Capital Times
Denis Carey and Carol Koby Carey
Duncan Carlsmith Carlsmith
Dick and Kim Cates
Louisa Cenatiempo
Janice Chernik
Robert Christofferson
Joel Christopher
Dave Cieslewicz
Catherine Cleary
Pamela Clinkenbeard
Ned Cochrane and Bonnie Cox
Marcus and Sheila Cohen
Sarah Cohen
Scott Cohn
Rebecca Cole
Comfypac
Sara Companik
Daniel and Paige A. Conley
Tim Conroy
Linda Cooke
Bill Cooney
Marcy Cox
Mike Crane
David Crawford
Julie Crego
Dorothy Crenshaw
Sue Cross
Kathleen Culver
Nora Cusack and Brent Nicastro
Betty and Corkey Custer
Annette Czarnecki
Debra Dahlke
John Daigle
Tim Damos
James Danky and Christine Schelshorn
Susan Davenport
Judith Davidoff
Brian A. Davis and Deborah M. Umstead
Dead Bird Brewing Co.
Jason Dean
Dorothy Dean
Cathy Decker
Brenda DeJong
Martha Deming
Democracy Fund
Pam Dempsey
Matt DeRienzo
Claire and Chris DeRosa
Glenn Deutsch
Fernando Diaz
Mary Dibble
Robert Dohnal
Linda Donnelly
Richard Doxtator
Betsy Draine
Robert and Lynn Drechsel
Robert Dreps and Elizabeth Koehl
Joel Dresang
William and Gretchen Dresen
Kathleen Drew
Coburn Dukehart
Thomas and Andy Dukehart
Caroline Dunham
Bill Dunn
Sharon Dunwoody and Stephen Glass
Claire Duquette
John Durbrow
Kristen Durst
Margarita Dusek
Krista Eastman
Kaye Eckert
Karen Eclavea
Jennifer and John Edmondson
Jane Edson
Richard Eggleston
Lynne and Bill Eich
El Grito Taqueria
Loren Elkin
Eric Englund
James Erickson
Dale Erlandson
Kathleen Esqueda
Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation
Mark and Sara Eversden
Evjue Foundation
John Eyster
Kristeen and Todd Fansler
Michael and Gloria Fauerbach
Robert and Marianne Fazen
Wendy Fearnside and Bruce Meier
Fredrika Feeny
Gary Feider
Margaret Fennig
Paul and Sarah Ferguson
Vincent Filak
Beth Flaherty
Dan Flannery
Anita Flantz
Dorothy Ann Flood-Smith
Kelvin Fodolfo
Ford Foundation
Susan Fowler
Philip Fransen
Georgette Frazer
David Freedman and Harriet Kohn
Kathy Freise
Caroline Fribance
Lewis Friedland and Stacey Oliker
Lauren and Eric Fuhrmann
Fund for Environmental Journalism
Fund for Investigative Journalism
Dennis Gaffney
Susan Gagainis
Bridget Gallagher
Peter Gascoyne and Claudia English
Sharon and Warren Gaskill
Frank S. Gattolin
Robert Gebeloff
Janet and Derrick Gee
Cynthia Gengler
Maureen Gerarden
Christia Gibbons
Mark Giese
Dan Gillmor
Rebecca Gilsdorf
Geri Girard
Neil and Cindy Gleason
Christopher and Erin Glueck
Robert Godfrey
Richard Goldberg and Lisa Munro
Marian Goldeen
Kate Golden and Wesley Brooks
Dorothy Golush
Dr. Lawrence and Hannah Goodman
Lee Goodwin
Linda Gorens-Levey and Michael Levey
Teresa Gorman
Stephanie Govin-Matzat
Kevin Grasse
Lucas Graves
James Grayson
Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Nickel Fund
Jessica and Brad Green
Gareth Green
Dianne Greenley
Peter and Barbara Grenier
Elizabeth Griffith
Gretchen Griffith
Matt Griffith
Angela Guzman
Timothy Haering
Megan Hagenauer and John Basler
George and Mary Ellen Hagenauer
Robert and Elke Hagge
Steven Hahn
Paula Hahn
Joseph Hall and Judy Thomas-Hall
Andrew and Dee J. Hall
David Hall
Dan Hall
John Hall
Monica Hall
Henry and Mary Ann Halsted
Marilyn Hamilton
Jane Hampden
John Lawrence Hands and Karen Kendrick-Hands
Phil and Tricia Hands
Susan Hansen
Mariann Hansen
Gerald Hanson
Alice Hanson
Mark Hanson
Katie Harbath
Colette Harbort
Gwen Hardie-Bauer
Douglas Hardy
Eileen Harrington
Kathie Hart
Dr. Philip and Janet Hasler
Nick Hasler
Jay Hatcher
Wendy and Shaun Hathaway
Shanta Hattikudur
Scott Haumersen
William Haynes
Julie Hayward
Lorie Hearn
Philip Heckman
Carol Heim
Neil Heinen and Nancy Christy
Marieka Heinlen
Haley Henschel
Carl Herrmann
Heidi and Scott Herron
George Hesselberg
Karen Hester
David Hetzel
Nick Heynen
Nancy Heyser
Kristin Higgins
Richard Hinderholtz
Susan and Leslie Hoffman
Reid Hoffman
Samuel Hoisington
Jesse Holcomb
David Holland
Darryl Holliday
David Hollingsworth
John Holman
Vincent Holmes
Bob Hoot
Julie Horn Alexander
Richard Hornik
Brant Houston
Diana and Kermit Hovey
Leslie Ann Howard
Robert Huff
Morgan Hughes
Mukhtar Ibrahim
Rachel Imsland
Frances Ingebritson
John Intrieri
Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment
Isthmus
Mike Ivey and Vicki Elkin
Jevon Jaconi
Forrest and Margaret Jafuta
Janesville Gazette
Christine Javid
Vince Jenkins and Stefanie Moritz
Mara Jezior
Jolanta Jimenez
John Daigle
John K. MacIver Institute
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Barbara Johnson
John Johnson
Kelley Johnson
Roberta Johnson
Paul and Diana Johnson
Gerald Johnson
James Johnson
Kathleen Johnston
Judy and Gary Jolin
Erin Jonaitis
Jonathan M. Rivin
Margaret Jones and David Linton
Yvette Jones and John Lombardo
Patricia and Edward Jones
Jordandal Farms
Seth Jovaag
Joyce Foundation
William M and Claudia Kaiser
John Kalson
Thomas Kaminski
Jerry Kammer
Corliss Karasov
Karon Medical Writing, LLC
Amy Karon
Lukas Keapproth
Rita and Tim Kehl
Heddy Keith
Gerould Kern
Judi Kesselman-Turkel and Franklynn Peterson
Kathryn Kienholz
Patricia Kilburn
Karin Kirchoff
Sean Kirkby
Debra Klebesadel
John Klein
James Kleist
Knight Foundation Donor Advised Fund at The Miami Foundation
Ellen Kobs
Gail Kohl
Harvey Kohn
Dennis Koi’s Sr.
Sarah Kolbe
Magda Konieczna
Debbie Konkol
Mario Koran
Jeffrey Kosbie
Thomas Kozlovsky
James Kramer and Shoko Miyagi
William Kraus and Toni Sikes
Marilyn and Lawrence Krause
Dorothy Kruse
Tracy Kuczenski
Rebecca Kuick
Todd M. Kursel
Eileen Labarre
Cynthia LaConte
Julie Lacouture
Ann Lacy
Annette Laing
Ruth Lalley
Austin Landgraf
Ruthanne Landsness
Jeffrey Lange
Kathleen Lapp James
Lau and Bea Christensen Charitable Foundation
Janet and Douglas Laube
Michele Laux
Barbara Lea-Kruger
Patricia Leavenworth
Kristin LeDuc
Dr’s Douglas and Martha Lee
Monica Lee
Ronald Legro
Patricia Leone-Thiel
Sheryl and Roger Lepage
Beth Lepinski
Cynthia Lepkowski
Jim Leschke
Troy Lethem and Mary Matthias
Stuart Levy
Donna and Scott Lewein
Charles Lewis and Pam Gilbert
Linda Lincoln
Louisa Lincoln
Charles Lincoln
Karen Lincoln Michel and Roberto Michel
Rory Linnane
Charles Linsenmeyer
Mary Lloyd-Jones
Jocelyn Loehe
Cara Lombardo and Matthew Brody
Willis Long
Claudia Looze
Tristan Loper
David J and Madeleine Lubar
Martha Luber
Patricia Lucas
Mary and Timothy Lyke
Steve and Susan Macejkovic
Griff Madigan
James Madlom
Reid Magney
Mary Lee Maki
Linda and David Maraniss
Roberta Marck
Leonard Marcus
Lynn Markham
Robin Marohn
Daniel and Linda Marquardt
James Marrari and Barbara Carstens
John Marshall
Stuart and Carol Martell
Richard Marx
Julie Maryott-Walsh
Gordy Maske
Jim Massey
Kathleen Massoth and M Bruce Edmonson
Kathi Matthews-Risley
Shirley Brabender Mattox
Jane Mawer
Michael May
Jillian Mayo
Brendan McCarthy
Robert McClure
Mary McCoy
Ellen McDonald
McGillivray Westerberg & Bender LLC
Thomas McGovern
Rick McGrath
Jody McIntyre
Patricia McKeown
Karen McKim
Katherine McMullen
Bonnie McMullin-Lawton
Oma Vic McMurray
Brent McNabb and David Macleod
Jimi McPherson
Howard and Nancy Mead
David and Marion Meissner
Linda and John Mellowes
Dan Melton
Janet Mertz and Jonathan Kane
Jaclyn Mich
Bonnie Michaelis
Michael and Susan Michaelis
Don Michaelis
Rosemary Migas
Mark Todd Milbourn and Lisa Heyamoto
Sally and Charles Miley
Jacob Miller
Bronwyn Mills
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Connie Milz
Dale Mitchell
Jack and Bonnie Mitchell
Doug Moe and Jeanan Yasiri Moe
Minerva Montooth
Jane Morgan
William Morgan
Alex Morrell
Timothy Morrissey
Michaela and Greg Moy
John Moyer
Lyle and Vicki Muller
James Mundt
Hank Murphy
Valerie Murphy
Will Murphy
Kathleen Mykleby
Debra Nagel
Patricia Nash
Elizabeth Neary and William Bula
Henry and Barbara Nehls-Lowe
Paul Nelson
Keith Nelson
David Nelson
Herb Nelson
Mary Kae Nelson
Deborah Nemeth
Susan Neuhauser
Judy Newman Coburn
NewsMatch
Daniel Nicolas
Jan Norsetter
Gary Nowobielski
Kara and Ryan O’Connor
Vince O’Hern and Linda Baldwin
Kristine O’Leary
John O’Leary
Carol O’Leary
Kathy O’Malley
Randy OConnell
Katharine Odell
Pamela Oliver
Richard Oliver
Rosemary Olson
Open Society Foundations (Foundation to Promote Open Society)
Ruth Oppedahl
David Otto
Cathie and Harvey Ovshinsky
Tara and Carlos Pabellon
Ron Page
Rebecca Palmer
Dyan Pasono
Joel Patenaude
Ken Paulman
Jon Peacock
Mark and Catherine Pearce
Richard and Merry Noel Pearson
Patty Peltekos
George Penn
Linda Percy
Marilyn Perr
Thomas Perzentka
Susan Peters and Jim Cricchi
Peters Family Foundation
Harriet Pfersch
Richard Phelps
Samuel Phillips
Nancy Phoenix
Ethan Pierick
Pines Bach LLP
Mark Pitsch and Mary Kemp
Richard Plonsky
Sheila Plotkin
Maureen Plunkett
Sarah Polenska
Ann Pooler
Carol Poore
Willy Porter
Steven Potter
Lynn and Martin Preizler
Kathryn Prengaman
Charley Preusser
Amy Pyle
Bob Queen
Michael Quieto
Jill Radcliffe
John Raihala
Richard and Krista Ralston
Judith Ranney and Robert Latchaw
Roger and Nancy H. Rathke
Ed Reams
Dick Record
Connie Reddicliffe
Don and Carol Reeder
Janis Reek
Brendan Reid
Richard Reinke
Patrick Remington
Reva & David Logan Foundation
Joanne and Gus Ricca
John Rice
Richard Thomas Record Living Trust
Hilda J Richey
Terry Rindfleisch and Linda Hirsh
Robert Riordan
Rita Allen Foundation
Jonathan Rivin
John Roach
Louise Robbins
Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Robin Room
Susan Robinson
Jim and Bonnie Rock
Michele and James Rohan
James Romenesko
Emma Rose
Suzanne Rose
Tina Rosenberg
Phil Rosenthal
Ellen Rosewall
Ronald and Cathy Rotter
Mary and Ken Rouse
George Row
Dee Ruyven
Finn Ryan and Brynn Bemis
Rebecca Ryan
Margie Sable
Bram Sable-Smith and Emma Brown
Karen Sage
Sally Mead Hands Foundation
Mary Sanford and Adrian Bourque
Barbara and Donald Sanford
Jenny and Louis Sanner
M Santini
Leyla Sanyer
Arvind Saxena
Catherine Schachter
Jill Schaefer
Irene Schapiro and Norman Fost
Lisa Schiltz
Eric Scholl
Schott, Bublitz & Engel s.c.
Jack Schroeder
Peggy Schulz
Cynthia Schuster
Sid Schwartz
Richard Schwartz
Adam Schweigert
Kifflie Scott and Steve Sullivan
Penny Scribner
Richard Seaman
Russell Sears
William Seely
Robert Segall
Jennifer and David Sereno
James Sernoe
Ellen Seuferer and Richard Tatman
Caryl and Dr. Robert Sewell
Vicki Shaffer
Hemant and Elizabeth Shah
Bassam Shakhashiri
Michael Shank and Carol Troyer-Shank
Eric Sharp
Pamela Sharpe
Sharyn Wisniewski
Gail and Dan Shea
Ronald Shenberger
Robyn Shingler
Mark Shropshire
Cynthia Shumway
Norman Siler
Patricia Simms
Erin Simpson
Randy Slagg
Kathleen Slamka
PJ and Jana Slinger
John Smalley
Charlotte Smelter
Richard Smith and Pat McKearn
Dylan Smith
Ronald Smith
Pam Smykal
Norma and Elliott Sober
Matt Solomon
Brook and Nelson Soltvedt
Nancy Sperling
Mary Spicuzza and Dan Simmons
Marianne and Brandon Spoon
Eric Squair
Jacob Stampen
George Stanley
Sharon Stark and Peter Livingston
Terese Stauss
Joshua Stearns
Molly Steenson
Liz Stein
Molly Stentz
Barbara Stiefvater
David Stoeffler
William Stokes
Dean Strang
Nancy Stumpf
Paul Sullivan
Peggy Swan
Wendy Swanberg
Victoria and Patrick Sweeney
Charles and Victoria Talbert
Kent Tempus and Denise Sheedy-Tempus
Judith Thayer
The Sounder
Thomas Thelen
Pamela Thompson
Lea Thompson
Thomas Thoresen
Michael Timm
Tyler Tokarczyk
John Torinus
Carol and John Toussaint
Tim Townhill
Tribune Phonograph TP Printing
Susan Troller Cosgrove and Howard Cosgrove
Paul Trotter
Carol Tumey
Brenda Turnbull
Robert Turnbull
Meg Turville-Heitz
Jan Tymorek
David Umhoefer and Gretchen Schuldt
Thomas Underwood
Ryan Urban
Nancy Utesch
Dee Van Ruyven
Vantage Point luncheon series
Michelle and Riley Vetterkind
Riley Vetterkind
Vital Projects Fund
Michael Wagner
George Wagner
David Wahlberg
David Wallner
James Walrath
Helu Wang
Violet Wang
Kathleen Wannemuehler
Tom Warren and Anna Marie Benander Warren
Nancy Watkins
We The People
Daphne Webb
Ralph and Patricia Weber
Carol Weidel
Will Weider
Anita Weier
Ann Weigl
Lynn Welch
Christopher Wells
Thelma Wells
David Welo
Tegan Wendland
Steve Wessel
Christa Westerberg
Ginny White
Sandra Whitney
Brian Wielgus
Robert Wilcox
Roger and Kristi Williams
Brady and Lynn Williamson
John Wilson
Sam Wiltzius
Lori Wirth
WISC-TV
Wisconsin Newspaper Association
Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation
Wisconsin Public Radio
Wisconsin State Journal
Wisconsin Broadcasters Association
Trudi Witonsky
Dean and Nettie Witter
WKOW
Wm. Collins Kohler Foundation
Lisa Wolters
Kimberlee Wright
Pauline Yahr
Douglas Yanggen
Cynthia Yomantas and Steven Bauman
Thomas Zabriskie
Bohdan Zachary
Izabela Zaluska
Scott Zeinemann
James and Susan Zerwick
Dave Zweifel