We mourn the loss of Raul Ramirez, SF State Journalism Professor since 1983

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Friday, November 15, 2013

The San Francisco State University Journalism Department mourns the loss of long-time faculty member Raul Ramirez. Raul passed away on November 15 at home. Raul was KQED Radio's Executive Director for News and Public Affairs and was to receive the career achievement award from the Society of Professional Journalists of Northern California at its awards ceremony November 19.

Before passing Raul gave a generous gift of $25,000 to create The Raul Ramirez Diversity in Journalism Fund. The fund will support an annual award to honor a journalism student whose work exemplifies the importance of diversity in all journalistic endeavors and in the lives of communities. Raul - one of our most popular and admired lecturers for three decades -- touched the lives of hundreds upon hundreds of our students, infecting them with his enthusiasm for journalism and commitment to diversity. The awards program will promote Raul's vision for journalism into the future.

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The Raul Ramirez Diversity in Journalism Fund
How to Contribute
Friends and colleagues are invited to help grow the endowment for The Raul Ramirez Diversity in Journalism Fund. By establishing the endowed fund, Raul has ensured that the Fund will continue in perpetuity because the principal cannot be spent. By growing the Fund, awards made from the interest can be larger or given to more students. Donations, which are tax deductible, may be made by check or online.

SPJ NorCal 2013 Excellence in Journalism Awards Dinner. Nov. 19, 2013. City Club of San Francisco. Video produced by Paige Berma.

Contribute by mail
Checks should be made out to The San Francisco State University Foundation, with a notation that the donation is for “The Raul Ramirez Diversity in Journalism Fund.”

Please mail to:
Office of University Development
ATTN: Andrea Rouah
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, ADM 153
San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone: 415-338-1668

Thank you for your generosity.

Press Coverage
KQED News, November 19, 2013
Golden Gate Xpress, November 19, 2013
Diverse: Issues in Education, November 19, 2013
Raul Ramirez obituary, KQED News, November 15, 2013