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Meet SEJ board member Halle Parker! Halle reports on the environment for WWNO's Coastal Desk. Her coverage spans a wide range of topics, from issues of environmental justice, Louisiana's ongoing coastal land loss crisis, the energy transition and climate change. More about Halle.

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*Donate today to support SEJ Members in Need and/or Conference Diversity Travel Fellowships*
>> The SEJ Members in Need Fund supports members by covering fee waivers and other costs of participating in SEJ programs, due to financial hardship.
>> SEJ Conference Diversity Travel Fellowships support journalists to attend SEJ's annual conference. Your donation will help cover the costs of registration, travel, lodging and other expenses of Diversity Fellowships. See the #SEJ2024 fellows.

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Through gifts to SEJ you can help us advance our mission by:

  • Supporting journalists, with an emphasis on those who are historically underrepresented: General support for SEJ covers the costs of ambitious plans for conferences, publications, awards and other educational programs for environmental journalists, along with efforts to support diversity and inclusion in the field.

  • Getting the word out: Organizations interested in reaching a journalist audience can subscribe to SEJ's trusted press release service and take advantage of event sponsorship and advertising opportunities.

  • Funding newsgathering: Gifts to support SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism are used to underwrite small grants available to qualified journalists, covering costs of worthy reporting projects that are not yet complete. Winners are selected through a competitive process.

  • Expanding reporting capacity across socio-demographics: Gifts to SEJ can help expand reporting capacity for environmental coverage in local newsrooms, news deserts and for BIPOC journalists. SEJ's 21st Century Endowment Fund helps protect the future of environmental journalism. Gifts to The "Lizzie" Grant support more coverage of environmental health through the Fund for Environmental Journalism.

  • Lifting environmental journalism: Support for SEJ aids our efforts to lift the field of environmental journalism by helping to increase diversity, equity and inclusion through new fellowships, partnerships and mentoring programs.


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Qualified Charitable Distribution:

Qualified charitable distributions are great options for making tax-free gifts to charity.

Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) benefits donors aged 70½ and up
The Qualified Charitable Distribution is a great way to support the Society of Environmental Journalists and receive tax benefits in return. Whether you are planning your required minimum distribution (RMD) or not, consider making a gift from your traditional IRA to make the most of your charitable giving. You receive a tax benefit even if you take the standard deduction!

It’s important to consider your tax situation before deciding whether to make a charitable contribution from your IRA. Be sure to share this gift plan with your financial advisor.

To Qualify

  • You must be 70½ or older at the time of the gift.
  • Distributions must be made directly from a traditional IRA account by your IRA administrator.
  • Gifts must be outright, meaning they go directly to the Society of Environmental Journalists. Distributions to donor-advised funds or life-income arrangements such as charitable remainder trusts and charitable gift annuities do not qualify.
  • Gifts from 401(k), 403(b), SEP and other plans do not qualify. Ask your financial advisor if it would make sense for you to create a traditional IRA account so you can benefit from an IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution.

Tax Benefits

  • IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions are excluded from gross income for federal income tax purposes on your IRS Form 1040.
  • The gift counts toward your required minimum distribution for the year in which you made the gift.
  • You could avoid a higher tax bracket that might otherwise result from adding an RMD to your income.