Lecturer Raul Ramirez's Scholarship Fund Raises $10,000 in One Week

December 10, 2013

THE ROOT -- Raul Ramirez, executive director of news and public affairs at San Francisco’s KQED Public Radio and longtime lecturer at San Francisco State University, left a $25,000 endowment to be distributed yearly in support of students whose work exemplifies the importance of diversity, Jonathan Ramos reported Tuesday for the Golden Gate Xpress, which is published at the University. Ramirez died of cancer at 67. “Since his passing Friday, the Raul Ramirez Diversity in Journalism Fund has raised an additional $10,000 through donations from alumni, friends and other journalism professionals in lieu of flowers and gifts at his request,” Ramos reported. He said details about the fund’s distribution are still in development, according to Journalism Department Chair Cristina Azocar.