Since 1975, WABJ has been a driving force in offering programmatic initiatives to build and maintain a diverse workforce in media across the region, ensure fair and accurate coverage of Black Americans and communities of color, and provide career advancement opportunities for journalists, journalism educators and media professionals of color.
WABJ, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, also offers annual scholarships and training to college and high school students to build a diverse pipeline of future media professionals and a sustainable future for the industry.
We rely on individual, corporate and philanthropic support to sustain these efforts. By making a tax-deductible donation today, your investment ensures WABJ’s mission is successfully delivered. Click on the funding options below to donate.
Funds to Support:
WABJ Paul Brock Scholarship: Created in memory of the organization’s founding president Paul Brock. Students studying journalism at a university in the Washington, D.C. metro area are eligible to apply. Our inaugural recipient will be recognized at the WABJ 2023 Special Honors & Scholarship Gala in December. Donate HERE
WABJ Investigative Journalism Scholarship: Thanks to a seed investment of $10,000 from MGM’s Orion Pictures and United Artists, the organization created this program to support efforts to increase the representation of Black journalists in investigative reporting. Students studying journalism at a university in the Washington, D.C. metro area are eligible to apply. Our inaugural recipient will be recognized at the WABJ 2023 Special Honors & Scholarship Gala in December. Donate HERE
George E. Curry/UJW Scholarship: Awarded each year to at least one graduating high school senior who completed the organization’s Urban Journalism Workshop (UJW) in good standing and will enroll in an accredited college or university. This scholarship program was created in 2021 in honor of the late George E. Curry, a journalist and a longtime champion of the Black press, who started UJW in 1986. Donate HERE
Urban Journalism Workshop (UJW): This annual eight-week-long program teaches local high school students the fundamentals of journalism through interactive lectures, hands-on training, and field trips. Professional journalists, educators, and journalism college students provide mentorship and supervision to program participants. UJW serves as WABJ’s premier community service initiative. Some alumni now work or have previously worked for outlets, including The New York Times, The Associated Press, ESPN, Sirius/XM, and local TV network affiliates across the country. UJW would not exist without financial support. Donate HERE
WABJ Mission Fund: Donations cover critical administrative and operation needs to strengthen membership offerings, and advocacy and strategic development efforts. Donate HERE
WABJ also accepts donations by mail. Make sure to note what fund you’re donating to.
Washington Association of Black Journalists
P.O. Box 2683
Washington, D.C. 20013
Please reach WABJ President Khorri Atkinson at email@example.com for all donation and partnership inquiries. Thank you for your generosity!
Donation Disclaimer: Financial support does not indicate endorsement of a company, product, or platform, and does not guarantee coverage.