Wausau Pilot & Review is a 501(c)(3) organization that is primarily funded through grants and donations from foundations and individuals.

A number of generous individuals have contributed financially to Wausau Pilot & Review since its launch in March 2017. As a matter of policy, funders exercise no control over the Center’s editorial decisions, and all funders are publicly identified.

In February 2017, Wausau Pilot & Review received its first major gift of $50,000 from the White Family Foundation. We are grateful for their ongoing support.

Members of the Wausau Pilot & Review board of directors, who are volunteers, are financial supporters of the organization.

Our financial supporters in 2018:

The White Family Foundation

Solutions Journalism Network

The Miami Foundation

Democracy Fund

The Knight Foundation

The MacArthur Foundation

Ethics in Excellence Journalism Foundation

Krista Salas

Douglas Hosler

Joel Lewis

Julie Bunkelman

Jim Rosenberg

Steve Gullickson

Curt Campbell

Lee Yeng Xiong

Luz Black

Kay Meyer

Doug Diny

Henry & Betty Osswald

Darlene Svacina

Jennifer Schmidt

Virginia Kirsch

Elizabeth Schlick

Rowan Flynn

Devon Flynn

Joanne Leonard

Lowanne Brokaw

Patricia Metter

Brenda Schumacher

Debra Meisel

David Mueller

Holly Briquelet Miller

Ellen Janikowski

Matt DiRienzo

Judy Luedke

Paul Henning

Bill and Patti Shirer

Wendy Skola

Pamela Jackson

Our financial supporters in 2017:

The White Family Foundation

The B. A. & Esther Greenheck Foundation

The Knight Foundation

The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin

Wisconsin Public Service

Gretchen Brummel

Linda Ware

Chipgard Wisconsin

David Welles

Kim Pittsley

Joanne Leonard

Scott Hunger

John Lippert

Kelly Hagenbucher

Douglas Hosler

Judith Akey

Dan Maguire

Wausau Coin Machine Inc.

Cathy Wasmund

Jon Greenwood

Greg Schmitz

John Radtke

Darlene Svacina

Doug Diny

AM Hecht

Chris O’Keefe

Scott Parks

Jim Rosenberg

David Mueller

Thomas Mueller

Wendy Skola

Gerri Quirt

Ken & Alice Siewert

Connie O’Neal

Hadley Family Trust

Jay Huseby

Kelly Carlson

Mark Fitzke

Frankhart Ink, LTD

Keith Kubisiak

Kevin Keeffe

Michael Welles

Ron & Lois Zahrt

Patricia Metter

William Metter

Dana Nesbitt

David Svacina

Samuel Morgan

Fritz Samuels

Douglas Zeinert

Aaron Wendt

John Lippert

Dale Burgess

Sponsoring Businesses:

Loppnow’s Sports Bar


Travel Leaders

Serenity Now

Woodson YMCA

El Tequila Salsa


Ruffi Law Offices

Wausau Community Theater

Wynn Jones

Brainard Funeral Home

Heide’s Pet Care

715 Delivery


Wausau Events Inc.

Donahue Super Sports


Ho Chuck Casino

Homme Home Inc.


The Palms Supper Club

Friends of the Marathon County Public Library

Cloverbelt Credit Union

Tabby Huber, Realtor

Joleta Wesbrock, Realtor

Great Northern Blues Society