The First Amendment Society

The First Amendment Society is made up of dedicated, generous individuals who believe that the free press is vital to the health of our community, our state and our democracy. In 2021, The Tribune will enter its 150th year. To celebrate, and to secure our future, we are seeking 150 founding Society members by our anniversary celebrations in the spring of 2021. First Amendment Society members pledge to donate at least $1,000 each year for a minimum of three years.

Interested in joining? Donate here or contact The Tribune’s Development Director, Jessica Sweeney, jsweeney@sltrib.com.

Lifeline ($10,000/year donors)

Bruce and Diana Bugbee

C. Peel

Elaine Klein and Craig Wallentine

Frank-Ratchye Family Fund

John and Anne Milliken

Kanter Family Foundation

Deadline ($5,000/year donors)

George and Mary Hall

Greg Skordas and Rebecca Hyde Skordas

H.O. Whiteside Fund

Linda Leckman Donor Fund

Randy Dryer

Rich Peterson

Headline ($2,500/year donors)

Angie Welling

Ashish Patel

Dinesh and Kalpana Patel

Ed Sweeney

Jonathan Ruga

Nancy and George Melling

Patricia and Robert Bayer

Ronna Cohen and Stan Rosenzweig

Byline ($1,000/year donors)

Allan and Tracy Merrill

Andrew and Claire Bjelland


Brad and Lisa Crandell

Bruce and Diana Juhlin

Carl and Vanessa Laurella

Cook-Scholnick Fund

Dave and Sheri Wittwer

David Bennett

Dick and Susan Rosetta

Erik & Kristin Olson

Fraser Nelson

Fred Esplin

Garry Blake and Karen Winslow-Blake

Gary G. Sackett and Toni Marie Sutliff

Gerald R. and Virginia S. Rothstein

Glenn Ricart and Patricia Guenther

Holly Mullen

James E. Shelledy

James Roberts

Jane and Kim Blair

Jean M. Lown and W. Bryan Dixon

Jerry Borrowman

Jones Waldo Holbrook and McDonough PC

Kristen Carroll, MD

Louise Knauer

Mary Corporon

Michael H. Bourne

Nancy Melich and Lex Hemphill

Patrick A. Shea

Peter and Kathleen Metcalf Donor-Advised Fund

Ray and Howard Grossman Charitable Fund

Robert and Linda Keiter

Steve Mecham

Salzberg Family

Thomas VanWinkle

Tim and Amy Haran Charitable Fund

Vaughan R. and Diane Bennion

2020 Major Donors and grants

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$25,000 and up

Facebook Local News Accelerator Project

James S. and John L. Knight Foundation (2-year grant 2019-2020)

Solutions Journalism Network

The Swartz Foundation

Walton Foundation

Wheeler Foundation

$5,000 - $24,999

Adobe Employee Community Fund

B.W. Bastian Foundation

Barbara Watkins

Chris Peel

Community Foundation of Utah

Dell Loy Hansen Private Foundation

Facebook/Lenfest Institute for Journalism grants

Google COVID Relief Fund

Jaquelyn & Gregory Zehner Foundation

John and Marcia Price

Josh Kanter

JP Morgan Private Bank

Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation

Luzmaria Cardenas

Paris Hilton

Stewart Family Foundation

The Cumming Foundation

The Lund Foundation

University of Oregon - Agora Center

Willard L. Eccles Charitable Foundation

$1,000 - $4,999

Ada Wilson

Alan L. and Gayle M. Sullivan

Alice Philippi

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Ben Damstedt

Bill Child

Brent and Anne Wilson

Brian King

Bruce Bastian

Bryce Peterson

C. Kim and Jane C. Blair

Cathleen Zick

Charles D. and Mary C. Wintzer

Christian Kimball

Claudia Harris

Con Psarras

David Leta

David Parkinson

David Winder

Debbie L. and Matthew Sigman

Dixie G. and Robert Boyle

Dixie Huefner

Don Garner

Donald W. Alderman Charitable Fund

Ed Sweeney

Emanuella Terre Kenny

Ezra Thomas Jones and Debra Hummel

Fraser Nelson

Gabriel Ascending

George Macomber Family Charitable Gift Fund- GCM

Henry Hemingway

James Robinson

Jane Marquardt

Jay Stone

Jeffrey Hunt

Jerry Borrowman

Joanne Mcgillis and Mary Anne O’Connell

John Anderson- Exelon Foundation

John Chachas

John Francis

John Miller

Judd Werner

Karen Everton

Katherine R. McNamara

Ken Earle

Ken Smith

Kingfisher Fund

Kip Paul

Kody Wallace

Lee Austin

Lesser Family Charitable Fund

Lockwood Family Charitable Fund

Mark Rothacher

Nathan Hult

Nicole Handy

Nikki Bilodeau

Pamela Dropek

Peter Harvey and Barbara Cox

Quintin Foster

Richard Butler

Robert Lyon

Robert Steiner

Sandra Hasstedt

Schmidt Family Fund

Scott and Claire Glade

Sederberg Charitable Account

Steve Denkers

Sue Fisher

The Crandall Family Charitable Fund

The David and Sherry Kirchheimer Family Charitable Fund

The Keller Family Gift Fund

The MRT and OMT Charitable Fund

The Norman and Carol Foster Giving Fund

The Ritchie Family Charitable Fund

The Susan and Ross Collier Solidarity Fund

Tim Shea and Peregrine Schwartz-Shea

Tom Love

Trudy Simmons

University of Southern California Data Fellowship