The APME Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1988 to receive tax-exempt gifts to carry out educational projects for the advancement of newspaper journalism. Every year since 1994 an auction has been held at the annual conference to benefit the foundation. Proceeds help support the APME Gazette, the conference newspaper, a highly successful project providing hands-on training opportunities for college journalists, many of them minorities. Other projects supported by the foundation include the APME Fellows Program and journalism education programs at the APME conference.
Bob Heisse, Springfield Journal-Register, Springfield, Ill.
Jim Daubel, retired, Fremont, Ohio
David V. Hawpe, Vice President/Editorial Director, The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Ky.Jan Touney
, Quad City Times, Davenport, Iowa.