Supporters donate to The Lenfest Institute for Journalism in the belief that independent local journalism is critical to Philadelphia and cities across the United States.

The Institute’s work is entirely supported by private philanthropy, and these donors help fund investments in impactful investigative news coverage, cutting-edge technology for news operations, improved digital products for readers, and greater diversity in both newsrooms and their audiences — all key building blocks for sustainable local journalism.

Individual donors who support the Institute with an annual gift of $2,500 or more are eligible to join the Lenfest Council for Journalism and Democracy, a philanthropic society that includes a host of benefits that deepen members’ engagement and understanding of the transformation of the news that is happening at this historic moment. If you are interested in joining the Lenfest Council, click here.

The Lenfest Institute operates at all times recognizing the independence of editors and reporters of any journalism enterprise. Editorial function and news coverage of any funded project shall at all times remain independent of the donor and of The Lenfest Institute, and no attempt shall be made to influence or interfere with the editorial policies or decisions of any funded project.

The following list contains all donors who have given $2,500 or more to support The Lenfest Institute’s work in Philadelphia and across the country.

25th Century Foundation

Barbara Adams

David and Hallee Adelman

James and Julie Alexandre

Roger Allaway and Kristal Meagher

Mary Stengel Austen

James and Janet Averill

Catherine B.

Stewart Bainum and Bainum Family Foundation

Sandra K. Baldino

Mr. and Mrs. Peter D. Barbey

Thomas Belden and Janice Miller

Amanda Bennett and Donald Graham

Peter Benoliel and Willo Carey

Blue Sky Fund

David and Barbara Winslow Boardman

Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz­

Gail and Mark Bowden

William and Laura Buck

SW Calkins Foundation

Richard Carroll

Michael X. Delli Carpini

Susan W. and Cummins Catherwood, Jr.

Ceisler/Hartocollis Donor Advised Fund

Norman and Suzanne Cohn

David and Nancy Colman

Edward D’Ancona

Michael and Sandy Dean

Tobey and Mark Dichter

David and Julia Fleischner

Robert Foley

Forman Family Foundation

Richard Fox and Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

Robert and Penny Fox

Jim Friedlich and Melissa Stern

Alice George

Amy Ginensky and Andrew Rogoff

Good Words Foundation

Charles D. and Alison B. Graham

William A. Graham, IV and The Graham Company

Carole Haas Gravagno

Richard Green

Marian Grimley and Grimley Financial Corporation

David Haas

Otto Haas Charitable Trust

Stephen J. Harmelin and Dilworth Paxson LLP

Don Haskin and Lynn Martin Haskin, Ph.D.

Katherine Hatton and Richard Bilotti Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation

Gail and Henry Hauptfuhrer

Suzie and Crawford Hill

Terry and Ann Marie Horner

Feather Houstoun

Elizabeth H. Hughes

Lisa D. Kabnick and John H. McFadden

Rachelle and Ron Kaiserman

Susan Karp and Paul Haahr

Caroline Kennedy

Mary and Lawrence Kent

Henry L. Kimelman Family Foundation

The Kopelman Foundation

Robert and Hale Krasne

Keith Leaphart

Jerry Lee

H.F. “Gerry” and Marguerite Lenfest

Thomas A. and Kathleen M. Leonard

Judy and Peter Leone

Rodger Levenson and WSFS Bank

Charisse R. Lillie

Sara Lomax-Reese

Annie and William Madonia

Joseph Manko Sr.

Bill and Diane Marimow

James P. Marsh and Linda J. Witt

Thomas A. McCarthy

Sam McKeel

Marshall and Judith Meyer

John McNichol

J. J. Medveckis Foundation

Leslie Miller and Richard Worley Foundation

Susan Mucciarone and David Moore

Ralph Muller and Beth Johnston

Teal Newland and Neil Vogel

Martin and Anne Nisenholtz

The O’Toole Family Foundation

Lance and Ginny Parry

Poor Richard’s Charitable Trust

Vijay Ravindran

Louise Reed

Rosalind Remer

Roy Rosin

The Snider Foundation and Sarena Snider

Andrea Anania Stewart

Brian P. Tierney and Brian Communications

TomKat Fund of Tides Foundation, advised by Kat Taylor

Christine and Paul Tufano

Judith M. von Seldeneck

Waterman II Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation

Harriett and Larry Weiss

Constance and Sankey Williams

Laurie Wood

David Wright

Michael F. and Sue E. Young Fund

Zisman Family Foundation

Jim and Debbie Zug