The Milwaukee Press Club is announcing substantial matching donations to the scholarship fund established earlier this year to honor the late Don Walker, a veteran Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newsroom journalist:
The Milwaukee Press Club has announced it has established a $10,000 matching grant to help boost donations to any of the named scholarships that the Milwaukee Press Club Endowment administers.
The grant means that those wishing to contribute money to the Don Walker Memorial Scholarship will be able to double their donation with the Press Club's matching grant. For instance, if someone donates $25 to the Walker fund, the Press Club will add $25 to that donation.
The endowment currently administers only one named scholarship -- the Don Walker Memorial Scholarship -- but the grant also could be used for any new named scholarships.
The Press Club will keep its matching fund active until all of the fund's money has been donated.
Nearly $40,000 has been donated to the Don Walker Memorial Scholarship fund, which will award a $1,000 scholarship each school year to a student studying journalism at either Marquette University or the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. For details on the fund, go to www.donwalkerscholarship.org.
The Don Walker Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by the Milwaukee Newspaper Guild and administered through the MPC Endowment, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation affiliated with the Milwaukee Press Club.
Walker, a longtime reporter and editor at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, died in May. He was 62.