WPA Foundation





The Wyoming Press Association Foundation (WPAF) is dedicated to supporting and ensuring the highest degree of professionalism among journalists through journalism education. The foundation also promotes the education of the public regarding its right to how and the role the free press plays in a society.

The WPAF sponsors the Wyoming Press Association's Annual Pacemaker Contest awards display at its convention, showcasing the highest quality of work within the newspaper industry in Wyoming. Additionally, the foundation gives an award to the newspapers winning the most Pacemaker awards across all categories, including photography. 

In January of 2019 the WPA Foundation Board voted to fund six full ride scholarships to the 2020 WPA Annual Convention. Through this new scholarship program, the foundation continues it's efforts to ensure education in journalism to Wyoming newspapers.


2018 Foundation Board

President - Tom Mullen

Vice President - Robb Hicks

Secretary/Treasurer - Matt Adelman


Mark Tesoro

Bob Kennedy

Jim Angell

Jim Wood


Support the Wyoming Press Foundation's valuable work by making a tax-deductible donation today. A gift of any amount will make a difference for the future of Wyoming's newspaper industry. Every dollar you donate goes to serving the professional development of Wyoming journalism.  

You can make your check payable to the Wyoming Press Association Foundation and mail to the Wyoming Press Association office at 2121 Evans Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001.