Bay City News Foundation relies on charitable donations to pursue its public service mission. None of this work would be possible without financial support from donors and we thank the dozens of contributors who have backed this cause.

2018: Arjay and Frances Miller Foundation, Dawn Garcia, Sue Gilmore, Chris Dolce, Martha Sellers, Sarah Pollock, Corwin Booth, Duffy Carolan, Mary Prisco, Sam Singer, Kate Bell, Rachele Kanigel, Margaret Rowlands, Katherine Rowlands, Sheila Solomon, Peggy Simpson, Julia Kagan Baumann, Rob and Beverly Merker, Marcia Parker and Bob Porterfield, Jim Bettinger, Graeme Lee Rowlands, Rebecca Rosen Lum, Jeffrey Schwartz, Bonnie Rollins, Gina Gotsill, Randy McMullen, Sarah Pollock, Merrill Perlman, Bruce Gerstman, Jeremy Hay, Lisa Reynolds, Carolyn McMillan, Sara Hare, Connemara Fund, Elaine and Hedrick Hooker Jackson, Victor Rubin, Leslie Katz, Faith and Tom Barnidge, Holly Hanke, Pete Carey, Rowland and Pat Rebele, Nina Zacuto, Wente Foundation, Solutions Journalism Network Grant, Mark and Connie McComb, Hilary Sloane, Benjamin Pimentel, Meg Waite Clayton, Julie Absey and Roy Allen, Julia Love, Amy Pyle, Chuck Todd, Mary Ireland, Cindy and Edward Miller, Carolyn and Karl Johnston ~~ 2019: Theresa Martinez, Paul Steinmetz, YooHee Hong, Alan Korman and Christine Chapon, Sue Gilmore, Dawn Garcia, Lindsey Pannell, Kate Bell, Laura Impellizzeri Wakeling, Lisen Stromberg, Lisa Wrenn, Liz Skeels, Terri Mino and John Collins, Alice Louie …

Wise Women Council

Every organization needs a network of advisors who can provide feedback, guidance and support. Here are a few wise women who are helping.

Heather Bryant
Founder, Project Facet and 2017 JSK Fellow at Stanford

Marcy Burstiner
Humboldt State University Journalism 

Duffy Carolan
Media law attorney

Vera Chan
Chief Journalist/Content Strategist at Bing News

Tammerlin Drummond
Former Oakland columnist and 2014 Nieman Fellow at Harvard

Dawn Garcia
Director, JSK Fellowships at Stanford

Jill Geisler
Bill Plante Chair in Leadership & Media Integrity, Loyola University Chicago and Newseum Institute Fellow in Women’s Leadership

Ann Grimes
Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Stanford

S. Mitra Kalita
VP Programming, CNN

Stacey Kennelly
Content Strategist

Julie Makinen
Executive Editor of Palm Springs Desert Sun and 2017 JSK Fellow at Stanford

Susan Mernit
Founder, Oakland Local and Hack the Hood

Beatrice Motamedi
Managing Director, Newsroom by the Bay at Stanford University

Donna Myrow
Publisher, L.A. Youth, a newspaper by and about teens

Marcia Parker
Publisher, CALmatters

Sylvia Paull
Strategist, Publicist, Networker

Sarah Pollock
Mills College Journalism Professor Emerita

Alejandra Saragoza
Managing Editor, Diablo Magazine

Sheila Solomon
Democracy Fund and Rivet Radio

Joann Sutro
Former News Editor, Bay City News

Pamela Turntine
Metro News Curator, Bay Area News Group