Ida B. Wells Scholarship Fund

Radical Generosity Can Spark Radical Change


#CUNYTuesday lit the spark, raising over $220,000. Now we must keep that momentum going and raise the remaining $80,000 before the new year. What future do you imagine for the Class of 2023? Is it diverse; is it radical; will it change the face of journalism?

Our Ida B. Wells Scholars are the radical change makers we need in the industry, the people who will be reporting on stories that matter, who will give access to diverse voices, who will, as one of our scholars puts it, “humanize and connect.” 

Without the scholarships, many of these budding journalists would not be able to pursue their chosen profession. As one current scholar says, "The Ida B. Wells Scholarship is helping me become the finest journalist I can be without worrying about financial debt. This allows me to truly focus on my craft and pursue stories that shine a light on social and political injustices in the United States."

Join us and commit to helping us bring in more students to the Class of 2023. With your radical generosity, we can spark radical change. 

Other Ways to Give

Text to Give: Text "Ida" to 929-264-5450 to donate

Donate by Stock or Wire Transfer: Please contact Jennifer Celestin at

Donate by Mail: Please make your check or money order payable to Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism CUNY Foundation, write Ida B. Wells Scholarship Fund on the memo line, and mail it to: The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism CUNY Foundation, 219 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018, Attn: Jennifer Celestin.

Donate by making an IRA Charitable Rollover:  If you are 70 1/2 years or older, an IRS Charitable Rollover is a way you can help support the Ida B. Wells Scholarship Fund this year.  Ask your IRA administrator about making a direct transfer to the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism CUNY Foundation. You can also have your administer send a check from your account directly to the school at the address listed above.  The Foundation's tax ID (or EIN) number is 46-5195587.  Please contact for more information.  

Can your employer match your donation? Many employers have matching gift programs and will match contributions made by their employees. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.  Please contact your company’s human resources department for information or check here to double the impact of your gift to the Ida B. Wells Scholarship Fund.

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