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FAC Leadership Society

The FAC Leadership Society honors our most devoted supporters with name recognition on FAC’s website; an annual Society event; special communications from our Executive Director; and special gifts.

In 2019, Leadership Society members will receive a copy of Dan Bernstein’s Justice in Plain Sight, a book that details the fascinating story behind the landmark Press-Enterprise v. Superior Court cases before the U.S. Supreme Court—cases that established important First Amendment rights of public access to court proceedings.  (FAC’s long-time director Mel Opotowsky was managing editor of the Riverside Press-Enterprise at the time, and played a key role in bringing the cases to fruition.)

The Society helps FAC grow its community of committed supporters, ensuring our ability to keep up the fight for First Amendment rights and  the public’s right to know. All donors who give $500 or more automatically become Society members.

We welcome donors to join the Society by contributing at least $500 to FAC.  You can do so here.

FAC Leadership Society Members

Allen Grossman

Anders Pers

Barbara Fagan-Smith

Bradley Zeve

Bruce B. Brugmann

Bruce Karatz

Bruce Simon, Esq.

Carol Melamed

Cynthia and Peter Hecker

Dan Gillmor

Dan Pulcrano

Danny Scher

David Becker & Leslie Seeman

Diane & Robert Master

Dick Rogers

Duffy Carolan

Ed Chapuis

Ed Snyder

Eva Grove

Frances Dinkelspiel

Frank & Christine Currie

Gary Pruitt

George Chikovani

Gerald Bean

Greg & Anne Avis

Hal Fuson

James Tompkins

Jay Harris

Jean-Paul Jassy

Jefferson Rice and Ina Chun

Jim Newton

John Blankfort

John Raess

John Temple

Juliet Williams

Karl Olson

Katherine Rowlands

Kathryn & Frederick Baron

Kevin Bankston

Krishna Bharat

Kristi Humphries

Kristin Pace

Linda Chan, Esq.

Marianne Kearney-Brown

Mark Chandler & Laurie Wingate

Martin Weybret

Matthew Cate

Mel Opotowsky

Mort Levine

Nancy Heinen

Nate Cardozo

Paul and Elizabeth Nyberg

Paul Boylan

Paul Podrid & Susan Levenberg

Peter Scheer

Quentin Kopp

Richard Carpeneti, Esq.

Richard Gingras

Richard Sander

Roger Myers

Rowland Rebele

Sandy Yoffie

Scott Lindlaw

Simone Coxe

Stephanie McKown

Stephen Jackson

Steven Falk

Thomas & Donna Lockner

Thomas R. Burke

Tim Alger

Wendy Mines

William Johnson