As part of our effort to ensure that Wisconsin continues to benefit from a vibrant journalistic profession, the Milwaukee Press Club annually recognizes the service and commitment of individuals whose distinguished journalism careers have positively impacted our community. This year’s Media Hall of Fame Dinner will be held Oct. 23 at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in the Woodland Dreams Ballroom.
The following professionals will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015:
Mary Fran Cahill, long-time editor, designer and writer for The Milwaukee Journal
Martin Kaiser, editor emeritus of The Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; during his 18 years as editor, the newspaper won three Pulitzer Prizes and was a finalist six additional times
Gerald Kloss, memorable, long-time columnist, satirist, critic and reviewer for The Milwaukee Journal who was known for his “Slightly Kloss-eyed” column
Patricia O’Flynn Pattillo, founder of the Milwaukee Community Journal and the first female president of the NNPA-Black Press of America
Mark Zoromski, news producer and director of news planning for WITI-TV and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee journalism producer, where he started the national award-winning UWM PantherVision
Jim Cullen, (deceased), managing editor at WTMJ-TV
Scott Feldmeyer, (deceased), long time print and broadcast journalist known for his investigative work
Jackie Loohauis-Bennett, (deceased), features writer for The Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel who pioneered coverage of Summerfest, covered the Milwaukee County Zoo and Public Museum, the Great Circus Parade, history and archeology.
Your support helps us to better celebrate our honorees and recognize the underlying values of the Press Club such as editorial craftsmanship, integrity and trust. The Milwaukee Press Club plays a critical role helping support a vital and engaged media in our community.
There are a few ways to get involved with the Hall of Fame event and support the Milwaukee Press Club’s mission:
Presenting Sponsor ($1,500) – Recognition at the event, including PowerPoint, program and event signage, company name/logo on the printed program and invitation and table of 8 guests.
Table Sponsor ($750) – Table of 8 included and program recognition.
Half-page program ad ($500) – (tax deductible) – Congratulate your friend, colleague or honoree by designing a half-page ad (size 8”x5”) in his/her honor and includes two tickets to the event. Your program ad is a tax deductible donation that will go directly to the MPC Endowment, Ltd.
Quarter-page program ad ($250) – (tax deductible) – Congratulate your friend, colleague or honoree by designing a quarter-page ad (size 3.5”x5”) in his/her honor. Your program ad is a tax deductible donation that will go directly to the MPC Endowment, Ltd.
Congratulatory Message ($100) – (tax deductible) – Congratulate your friend, colleague or honoree with a three-line congratulatory message of 20 words or less for the program. Your congratulatory message will be in the Hall of Fame program and is a tax deductible donation that will go directly to the MPC Endowment, Ltd.
Please support the Milwaukee Press Club and this important event by following this link to the donation form at:
Return your program ad or congratulatory message by Friday, Oct. 9 or sponsorship gift by Friday, Sept. 4 (Sponsorships and will be accepted after that date, but the sponsor will not be listed on our invitation.) For more information, contact Joette Richards at (262) 894-2224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ad Specifications: Color or black and white – PDF files preferred. Send electronic ads to email@example.com.
For tax deductible program ads or congratulatory message checks must be payable to:
MPC Endowment, ltd., P.O. Box 176, North Prairie, WI 53153-0176
For sponsorships please make checks payable to the “Milwaukee Press Club” and mail to:
Milwaukee Press Club, P.O. Box 176, North Prairie, WI 53153-0176
For more information on the 2015 Hall of Fame, visit www.milwaukeepressclub.org or Joette Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org.