Spotlight Club

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inewsource Executive Director Lorie Hearn

inewsource Executive Director Lorie Hearn

San Diego and our nation need fearless, nonpartisan truth-tellers to unearth the facts about decisions, policies and practices affecting our daily lives. We invite you to become part of a growing network of donors and philanthropists who view credible and in-depth journalism as critical to a functioning democracy.

The Spotlight Club was created by inewsource to enrich members’ experience with investigative journalism, and to provide these loyal members with more access to the work of inewsource reporters.

Membership is open to all donors who give $1,000 or more annually. As a Spotlight Club member, you become part of a prestigious group of friends dedicated to supporting investigative reporting. Join today and enjoy a full year of “behind the story” insights, events and benefits.

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Spotlight Club Launch event

Celebrating how inewsource meets the need for investigative journalism in the region was the theme of the Spotlight launch party. From left, inewsource board president Karin Winner, Walter “Robby” Robinson and inewsource executive director Lorie Hearn.

We launched the club on Sept. 16 with a celebration and discussion of investigative journalism hosted by the Lodge at Torrey Pines. Special guest Walter “Robby” Robinson, head of the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team during its Pulitzer Prize winning investigation of the Catholic Church, told the audience, “inewsource is one of the best investigative nonprofits in the country.”

Get to know our staff and our work. Join the Spotlight Club today by clicking here.

We also welcome corporate members in the club.

Upcoming events:

February 16, 2017 – Spotlight Signature event; featuring Washington Post investigative reporter Rosalind Helderman, Founder of the Center for Public Integrity Charles Lewis, and former Spotlight Team leader at the Boston Globe Walter Robinson.
Join today to get an invitation to this event.

Membership Levels and Benefits

Spotlight Club – $1,000+
Benefits

  • Advance alerts of upcoming news stories
  • “Behind the Deadline” videos about key stories, direct from the reporters who wrote them
  • Invitations to Spotlight Club events, featuring prominent national and local leaders, celebrities, and accomplished media executives and reporters
  • Studio Tour hosted by Executive Director/Editor, and personal introduction to inewsource reporters
  • Recognition as a Spotlight Club member on website
  • Monthly “Inside inewsource” updates from the Executive Director
  • Personal service ombudsman, Carla Sánchez, to answer questions and to accommodate requests from members

Fourth Estate – $10,000+
Benefits

  • All of the above
  • Exclusive invitations to special events
  • At this tier, members may designate their annual contribution to support a major impact initiative

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Spotlight Club Members

Kate Adams
Dede and Michael Alpert
Connie Baher
Valerie Barker
Diane Bell
Jacqueline Bell
Stephanie Bergsma
Joan Bernstein
Laurie Black
Catherine and Phil Blair
Joye Blount and Jessie Knight Jr.
Joan and Daniel Brown
Anne-Marie and John Caple
Candace Carroll and Len Simon
Carol and Jeff Chang
Cheryl Clark
Lenita and Henk van der Werff
Judy Clarke and Speedy Rice
Paula Cordeiro
Ruth Covell
Marilyn Creson-Brown and James Brown
Guylyn and Scott Cummins
Ingrid De Llamas
Martha and Ed Dennis
Jendy Dennis
Sandra and Bram Dijkstra
Julie and Mitch Dubick
Emily and Dan Einhorn
Gina and Ray Ellis
Doris and Peter Ellsworth
Phyllis and Dan Epstein
Beckie and Ed Etess
Retha Evans
Anne Evans
Jane and Thompson Fetter
Pat Finn
Katherine Fitzhugh and John Martin
Elisabeth and Brian Forbes
Alicia and Charles Foster
Barbara Freeman
Pam and Hal Fuson
Joyce Gattas
Amy Ginnow and Andrée Morin
Kim Godwin and Tom Wilcox
Hanna and Mark Gleiberman
Renita Greenberg
William Grosskopf
Eileen Haag and Ira Lechner
Elaine Halliday
Barbara and Jim Hartung
Ruth Hayward
Ida Houby and Bill Miller
Leanne Hull MacDougall
Joanne Hutchinson and David Cooper
Joan and Irwin Jacobs
Valerie Jacobs and Norm Hapke
Pat JaCoby
Nora Jaffe
Marjory Kaplan and JJ Surbeck
Linda and Mel Katz
Sheryl and Kenneth King
Janet Klauber and Jim Melli
Carol Lazier and Jay Merritt
Barbara Lee
Karen and John Liu
Sheila and Jeff Lipinsky
Lynelle Lynch
Mitch and David Lynn
Susan and John Magee
Noushin Malek
Jack McGrory
Jere McInerney
Maggie and Paul Meyer
Fenner Milton
Mary and Walter Munk
Theresa Nakata
Elizabeth and Dene Oliver
Cindy and George Olmstead
Linda Pinney
Jordanna Polis-Schutz
Susan Polis-Schutz and Stephen Schutz
Louisa Porter
Paula Powers
Allison and Robert Price
Gigie and Larry Price
Michael Price
Ann Radosevich
Patti Roscoe and Jim Tiffany
Michael Rosenberg
Stacy and Don Rosenberg
Julie Ruedi and Robert Engler
Blair Sadler
Susan and Edward Sanderson
Lynn Schenk
Joseph Schuman
Marjorie Hansen-Shaevitz and Morton Shaevitz
Darlene Shiley
Nancy and Alan Spector
Susanne Stanford
Kat and Ted Steuer
Cookie and Tom Sudberry
Deborah Szekely
Michele and Mario Tamayo
Gayle and Phil Tauber
Kathy Taylor and Terry Atkinson
Paula Taylor and Bernie Kulchin
Lori and Paul Thiel
Sandra Timmons and Richard Sandstrom
Amy and Horacio Valeiras
Will Vukmanic
Mary Walshok
Pat and Chris Weil
Joan and Howard Wiener
Karin Winner
Katherine and Keene Wolcott
Dale Yahnke
Daniel Yankelovich

Ann Zahner

 

 

Spotlight Club Corporate Members

We are delighted to offer corporate memberships in the Spotlight Club beginning at $2,500 annually.

Corporate memberships
Benefits:

  • Advance alerts of upcoming news stories
  • “Behind the Deadline” videos about key stories, direct from the reporters who wrote them
  • Invitations for two representatives to Spotlight Club events, featuring prominent national and local leaders, celebrities, and accomplished media executives and reporters
  • Studio Tour hosted by Executive Director/Editor, and personal introduction to inewsource reporters
  • Recognition as a Spotlight Club corporate member on website
  • Monthly “Inside inewsource” updates from the Executive Director
  • Personal service ombudsman, Carla Sánchez, to answer questions and to accommodate requests from members

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Spotlight Club corporate members

The San Diego Foundation     

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