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1999 KF Annual Timeline


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1999 KF Annual Timeline

  1. 1. HISTORY GLANCE AT A Excellence in Undergratuate in Education conference, 1993. Henry King Stanford and Ben Maidenburg, left, Cornel West Knight Foundation with Jack Knight on trustees, 1986. Knight’s 85th birthday Alvah Chapman, Barbara Toomey, James L. Knight, Henry King Stanford, John F. Kennedy, C.C. Gibson, Charles John S. Knight Gordon Heffern, Landon Knight at IAPA gathering standing; Lee Hills, in Miami James L. Knight, Nov. 18, 1963 seated Early members of Lee Hills Knight Foundation's Knight Newspapers Jim Knight's family. LeRoy Walker, board included go public, 1969. Left to right: president of the Lee Hills, far left; Left to right: son-in-law Reed Toomey, United States Jim Knight, center; Alvah H.Chapman, daughter Marilyn North, Olympic Committee, Blake McDowell, James L. Knight, daughter Marjorie Crane, was a member of the second from right a Knight Jim Knight, Knight Foundation Newspaper trader, wife Mary Ann Knight, Commission Lee Hills, daughter Barbara Toomey, on Intercollegiate Creed C. Black Clara John S. Knight and daughter Beverly Olson Athletics Irene Knight 1950 1954 1965 1966 1969 1972 1975 1978 1980 1981 1982 1986 1987 1988 1989 Knight Foundation was The first grant to a journalism Clara I. Knight, the Knights’ The board of trustees voted to Congress passed the Tax Reform To raise enough cash for the Jack Knight signed his final will, C.C. Gibson, a longtime Akron The board of trustees concluded John S. Knight died on June 16, The board of trustees voted to Knight Foundation became the The new Journalism Program Creed Black, publisher of the The Education Program established with $9,047 in organization, the Inter mother, died Nov. 12, bequeathing end the financial aid program Act of 1969, which severely new legislation’s grant payout leaving the bulk of his share of civic activist and friend of its first strategic planning exercise leaving the Foundation 6,356,504 extend grant making to all cities 21st largest foundation in the was launched with major grants Lexington Herald-Leader, suc- launched its first initiative, Akron, Ohio, to carry out the American Press Association, the Foundation 180,000 shares for college students and to restricted the business holdings requirements, the Foundation the newly created Knight-Ridder Jack Knight, replaced an ailing with a key decision to continue shares of Knight-Ridder stock served by Knight-Ridder Inc., U.S. with the final transfer of for midcareer fellowships at ceeded C.C. Gibson as president. Excellence in Undergraduate work of the Knight Memorial supported a scholarship fund. of Knight Newspapers stock, replace it with direct grants to of foundations and required a arranged for the sale of Newspapers Inc. to Knight Maidenburg as president. the program of grants focused then valued at $241.5 million. though the decision was not fully funds from the John S. Knight Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, Education. Over the next Education Fund, a college then valued at $5.2 million. individual colleges and universi- minimum payout in grants. Clara Knight’s stock in a Foundation. The Foundation on journalism and the 11 James L. Knight succeeded his implemented until the final estate. The bequest totaled the Massachusetts Institute of The board added two new three years, nearly $10 million scholarship and loan program The bequest was the Foundation’s ties and state associations of secondary offering by Knight opened its first office in Akron cities where the original Knight brother as chairman. An intensive settlement of John S. Knight’s $428,144,588. Technology and the University national program areas – Arts was provided to 39 private that had been created in first major infusion of assets. higher education institutions. Newspapers. The sale raised with two full-time employees: Newspapers were published. five-year planning effort, guided estate in 1986. of Michigan. At the University and Culture and Education. liberal arts colleges for innovative 1940 to honor the memory On a highly selective basis, the $21,343,500. The Foundation Ben Maidenburg, former Akron The board also voted to expand by long-time trustee Lee Hills, The Foundation adopted its of Maryland, the Foundation projects that strengthened of Charles Landon Knight, Foundation also began making embarked on an expanded Beacon Journal executive the board of trustees by adding began to prepare the Foundation A $4 million grant endowed first statement of purpose, created the Knight Center The Foundation established the undergraduate education. father of John S. and grants to educational and grants program, continuing editor, who served as president, one new family member – Jim for its much larger asset base the John S. Knight Fellowships which reaffirmed the two for Specialized Journalism, a Newspaper Management Center James L. Knight. cultural organizations in cities its focus on educational and and his secretary, Shirley Follo. Knight’s daughter, Barbara and grant-making program. for Professional Journalists at principal emphases: journalism program of short courses on at Northwestern University. The Knight Foundation with Knight newspapers. cultural institutions in cities Toomey – and a member not Stanford University, the first and improving the quality of specialized subjects for working Commission on Intercollegiate John S. Knight, James L. Knight with Knight newspapers but associated with either the of several continuing education life in Knight-Ridder cities. journalists. At the University Athletics was created to study outside of the new also adding major journalism family or company – banker opportunities for working jour- of Florida and the University and recommend a plan of action Miami Herald building organizations and projects to Gordon Heffern. nalists and news executives that The board approved a new of Missouri, grants created to address widespread abuses its list of funded groups. the Foundation supported – and governance structure that five-year experimental programs in college athletics. Co-chaired in some instances created – at remained in effect through the to recruit, educate and place by former Notre Dame president some of the nation’s major end of the century. The new minority journalists. Father Theodore Hesburgh C.C. Gibson Clara Knight universities. structure expanded the board and former University of North (Mrs. Charles John S. Knight of trustees from nine to 13 Carolina president William Landon Knight) at Underwood members and incorporated the Friday, the commission produced typewriter principle of family, company three reports that contributed The Journalism Lee Hills signs and independent representation to the momentum for reform, Program made agreement with grants to on the board. Work also began which culminated in the Stanford President enhance minority on a comprehensive revision of restructuring of the National Donald Kennedy recruiting and the Articles of Incorporation and Collegiate Athletic Association renaming the retention programs John S. Knight Code of Regulations, which the (NCAA). The commission Fellowship Program. board approved in 1988. disbanded in 1996. C.C. Gibson is in background with Lee Hills was elected vice chairman. Albert Hastorf 11 12 13 14 1999 ANNUAL REPORT 1999 ANNUAL REPORT JOHN S. JA M E S L . K N I G H T F O U N DAT I O N JOHN S. JA M E S L . K N I G H T F O U N DAT I O N AND AND
  2. 2. HISTORY GLANCE AT A Knight Foundation’s Vice President and Chief Program Officer Jim Spaniolo helps a Kids Voting participant Knight Foundation committed Former President Teach for $10 million to Jimmy Carter America recruit help South at Miami Habitat Jerry Petrus Dade County for Humanity instructs an rebuild after work site eighth grader Hurricane Andrew in a Brooklyn classroom Charlotte teacher Deborah Camp Lee Hills Hall 'Magic of Music' acquired National groundbreaking at Symphony Board for University of Creed Black Initiative Professional Missouri School of chats with performance Teaching Standards Journalism, 1993 Hodding Carter III from 1998 certification and his wife, by Louisiana Patt Derian, Philharmonic at Knight Immunization with video screen Foundation offices Initiative poster in background James L. Knight 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 The Foundation became a James L. Knight died on Feb. 5, The Foundation committed The Foundation became the The Knight Foundation A $1 million grant enabled The Arts and Culture Program W. Gerald Austen, M.D., suc- In a search for solutions to Knight Foundation became the Hodding Carter III, longtime The Foundation established Longtime trustee Lee Hills, The Presidential Leadership More than 125 liberal arts founding partner in the National leaving the bulk of his estate to $10 million to the recovery and John S. and James L. Knight Immunization Initiative – the the Kentucky Collaborative for launched two national initia- ceeded Lee Hills as chairman. the gun- and gang-driven chief supporter of a national newspaper and television jour- the Knight Center for Specialized adviser to the Knight brothers, Grants, an outgrowth of the educators gathered for a three- Community Development the Foundation. His bequest rebuilding of Dade County after Foundation on Jan. 1. first to encompass all 26 cities Teaching and Learning to tives. The first, the “Magic of Hills remained on the board. national epidemic that left no collaborative of 160 colleges nalist, succeeded Creed Black Journalism at the University died Feb 3. Excellence in Undergraduate day dissemination conference Initiative (NCDI), the largest eventually totaled $200 million. Hurricane Andrew devastated in the Community Initiatives undertake a large-scale, statewide Music” Symphony Orchestra city, community or school and universities engaged in as president. Black continued of Southern California as a Education initiative, were in Columbia, Md., focused on philanthropic collaboration in Lee Hills succeeded him as portions of the region on Aug. The Knight International Press Program – provided funding expansion of Different Ways of Initiative, sought symphony immune from outbreaks of strategic planning activities to to serve on the board. western counterpart to its launched to provide unsolicited, the successes and challenges of U.S. history. NCDI engaged chairman. 24. The commitment reaffirmed Fellowships were established to over the next two years for Knowing, a promising school- orchestras willing to engage violence by and against youth, adapt to the dramatic and well-respected predecessor at unrestricted grants to small, the projects funded through the the public, private and nonprofit a practice of support for com- enable U.S. journalists and parental education and public reform initiative developed by their entire organizations in the Foundation launched the rapid financial, technological The board approved a policy the University of Maryland. private liberal arts colleges, Excellence in Undergraduate sectors in partnerships that The Foundation undertook a munity recovery that the board news executives to serve as information activities with the Los Angeles-based experiments designed to generate Initiative to Promote Youth and philosophical transforma- fixing the 26 cities at the time of many of them schools serving Education initiative. The The Foundation launched an enabled local community year-long strategic planning had begun during the 1980s temporary resources for the press the goal of improving immu- Galef Institute. The support a greater sense of excitement Development and Prevent tions taking place on their James L. Knight’s death in 1991 special populations, in recogni- conference was the Foundation’s in-depth, two-year Community development corporations to effort. One of the first outcomes after major natural disasters. in emerging democracies. The nization rates of children 2 was the first of several major about the concertgoing Youth Violence. The initiative campuses. Administered by the as the geographic focus of the tion of the creativity and prom- first large-scale effort to connect Indicators Project to acquire increase their capacity for included a five-year, $10 million Such support escalated during program was an outgrowth of years old and younger. Knight Foundation grants experience and a more vital was structured to first engage Institute for Research on Higher Community Initiatives Program. ise of their leadership. grantees with each other to more comprehensive information providing housing, social services initiative to bolster community the 1990s as the Foundation the Foundation’s longstanding made over the next five years relationship between artists local communities in developing Education at the University share ideas, strategies and about cities covered in the and economic stimulators in foundations in Knight cities. responded with major grants support for the efforts of U.S.- The Foundation incorporated for comprehensive, community- and audiences. The second, comprehensive strategic plans of Pennsylvania, the Knight The Foundation moved its experiences, to learn from each Community Initiatives Program. selected neighborhoods of more for Grand Forks, N.D., after based journalism organizations, in the state of Florida. wide initiatives designed to the Museum Loan Network, to address youth violence and, Higher Education Collaborative headquarters from Akron to other and to disseminate what The purpose: to lay the than 20 cities. The Cities Program was the Red River flood and such as the World Press Freedom broaden and deepen the was a collection-sharing secondly, to support implemen- has helped participants remain Miami and expanded its staff they had learned to a broader groundwork for more focused renamed the Community subsequent fires destroyed Committee and the Inter Supported by the Foundation, impact of school reform in the program created in partnership tation of local plans. mission-centered while becoming from eight to 14. field. Such dissemination The Knight Chair in Journalism grant making. Initiatives Program to reflect much of its downtown in 1997 American Press Association, the American Society of geographic areas of interest to with The Pew Charitable “market smart.” activities subsequently became W. Gerald Austen, M.D. Lee Hills program was established to a more proactive posture in which addressed challenges to Newspaper Editors created the the Foundation. Trusts and administered at an integral part of initiatives strengthen journalism education grant making. The Foundation committed a free press through public Institute for Journalism the Massachusetts Institute of in all of the Foundation’s at the undergraduate level, $1 million to the National Trust information and professional Excellence, a program placing Technology. programming and led to addi- primarily at the nation’s best The Education Program for Historic Preservation to education activities. journalism professors in summer tional “community of learners” journalism schools. Over the refocused its emphasis launch the Community Initiated jobs at newspapers across the workshops as well as publica- next 10 years, nearly $20 mil- from higher education to Development Program, a country. It was the first of tions focused on the lessons lion endowed 14 chairs at 12 collaborations between colleges demonstration project using several Foundation-supported that the Foundation’s grantees major journalism schools as and universities and K-12 historic preservation to revitalize projects designed to strengthen had learned through hands-on Trustees well as at Duke University and schools to improve education commercial districts in Detroit, ties between the newsroom experiences. visit a Detroit The first Knight Chair Washington and Lee University. from kindergarten through Miami and Philadelphia. and the classroom. redevelopment in Journalism project during college and beyond. professors pose a 1993 with Del Brinkman, board meeting Journalism Program director, seated 15 16 17 18 1999 ANNUAL REPORT 1999 ANNUAL REPORT JOHN S. JA M E S L . K N I G H T F O U N DAT I O N JOHN S. JA M E S L . K N I G H T F O U N DAT I O N AND AND