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Support the Toner Program

Syracuse University alumna Robin Toner ’76 was an acclaimed political journalist who served as the first female political correspondent for The New York Times. After her death in 2008, Toner’s family, friends and former classmates launched a fundraising campaign to support the Robin Toner Program in Political Reporting and to honor her life and work.

Please consider joining us. Fundraising priorities include:

  • The Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting, awarded annually for the best national or local political reporting
  • The Toner Lecture on American Politics and Political Journalism, which explores the craft and challenges of political reporting
  • The Toner Stipend for Innovation in Coverage of Electoral Politics, which will be awarded in advance of every presidential election cycle and every important, mid-term election cycle to encourage new techniques in campaign reporting in any medium

You can give online, or you can mail your gift to:
Robin Toner Endowed Fund
Attn: Dean’s Office
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Syracuse University
215 University Place
Syracuse NY 13244-2100

For more information or to discuss your giving options, contact Ed Gorham at 315-443-4926 or

Fundraising Committee*

*Affiliations for identification only

John Dickerson
Slate/CBS News

Linda Greenhouse
Yale Law School
The New York Times

John Harris

Andrea Mitchell
NBC News

Todd Purdum
Vanity Fair

Bob Schieffer
CBS News

Mark Shields
Syndicated Columnist

Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr.
The New York Times

Karen Tumulty
The Washington Post

Advisory Board

Lynette Clemetson

Melanie Hicken

Bill Kovach

Robert D. McClure

Cynthia Tucker


The Toner Program was created by and is sustained by:

Nora Gosselin

Jacob Gosselin

Peter Gosselin

John Chapple