One of the challenges of any journalism association is funding. Not just year-to-year funding but long-term support. In 1992 SND created the Society of Newspaper Design Foundation to become the research and educational arm of the society. I was named the foundation’s first president. It was my first attempt at non-profit fund-raising.
Beginning in 1993, some educational programs currently conducted by SND will be transferred to SND Foundation. Among those initially targeted to become Foundation projects: The Directory of Newspaper Graphics and Design Internships, Research Grant program, Travel Grant program and the Student Awards for Excellence in Newspaper Graphics and Design.
We didn’t do as much as we dreamed, but it was a start and the foundation continues today.