Capital City Fund For Investigative Journalism


Thank You to our Funders, Supporters and Pro Bono Contributors


Colbert I. King: $70,000

Kojo Nnamdi: $8,000

Harry S. Jaffe: $5,000


 Mark Tuohey

A member of SpotlightDC’s original Board of Directors, Tuohey provided essential support in our nonprofit’s early startup phase. A former federal prosecutor, Tuohey is a veteran defense lawyer who’s served the District over the decades in a variety of capacities, most recently as director of Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Office of Legal Counsel before his current position with Baker Hostetler’s white-collar defense team.


Gifts of $10,000 or more other than from members of the SpotlightDC Board of Directors:

William “Bill” Regardie


The Brand Guild is a full-service strategic communications agency committed to building better brands. Founded in 2010 by Barbara Martin and Jayne Sandman, the company grew from a shared belief that dynamic brands need a collaborative communications and marketing strategy to succeed in today’s ever-changing landscape. The Brand Guild leadership team comprises experts across the fields of public relations, marketing, events and creative, whose teams are driven by the singular goal of winning for their clients. The Brand Guild has offices in Washington, D.C. and New York.

Duane Morris LLP:

Chief Counsel: Richard P. Jaffe

Logo Design: Jon Wilcox


Major thanks to Michelle Worrall Tilton for guiding SpotlightDC through the complex choices of media insurance and liability protection. Michelle holds degrees in both journalism and law from the University of Kansas. Since 1998 she’s devoted her career to media liability insurance and managing risk for media companies; she recently hosted a webinar for Institute for Nonprofit News members. 


Bill Hogan

An award-winning journalist, editor and writer, Hogan served two tours of duty as the director of investigative projects at the Center for Public Integrity. He’s now editor of The Quarterly Journal of Military History.

Kenneth DeCell

Ken grew up writing for his parents’ weekly newspaper in Mississippi, was founding editor of Memphis magazine, editor-in-chief of Roll Call, co-author of The 13 Keys to the Presidency (Madison Books, 1990) and for three decades senior editor of The Washingtonian.

Keith Harriston

Keith teaches reporting at George Washington University, serves as senior managing editor for GW Today and oversees coverage and content for and the GW Today twice-weekly email newsletters. Before joining GW in August 2014, Keith worked for 23 years as a beat reporter, investigative reporter, editor and senior manager in the newsroom of The Washington Post.

Charles “Chuck” Babcock

 A veteran investigative reporter covering Congress for The Washington Post, Chuck was a 1990 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in National Reporting for incisive reporting of abuses of power committed by members of Congress.


Laura Kelly/LK Productions

Laura is a videographer, editor and producer based in Washington, DC. She has produced corporate videos, political commercials, school marketing videos and non-profit promotional projects. She is a graduate of Georgetown University with a degree in American Studies.

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