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We organized the Front Page Foundation for educational and charitable purposes to support the work of the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists with the constraints and benefits a 501(c)(3) designation would allow. Our plan is analogous to how the Sigma Delta Chi (SDX) Foundation has augmented the mission of the Society of Professional Journalists.

On the Sigma Delta Chi website is a statement that exactly sums up the goals of the Front Page Foundation, substituting the FPF for SDX and ETSPJ for SPJ: “The SDX Foundation is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization that supports the educational programs of the Society of Professional Journalists and serves the professional needs of journalists and students pursuing careers in journalism.”

We go further and add an intent to serve the public as well.