Iowa Newspaper Foundation honors new inductees into Heritage Club and Diamond Club

On Thursday, February 8, the Iowa Newspaper Foundation was proud to honor new inductees into the Heritage Club.  Since 1985, the Foundation has honored 97 individuals, recognizing our most loyal supporters for their uncommon generosity and foresight.  These patrons of Iowa journalism have each given at least $5,000 and are a major reason for the success of the Foundation in the last three decades. The Foundation impacts thousands of media professionals, aspiring journalists, and students each year because of the leadership and generosity of this select group.

Trevis and Nancy Mayfield, owners of Maquoketa-based Sycamore Media, are veteran journalists who have worked around the country in various media roles. Trevis has served in executive positions with multiple media companies while Nancy has served the industry as an award-winning reporter and educator. Trevis is incoming INA board president.

In 2015, the INF expanded donor recognition opportunities to include the Diamond Club. This group of visionary philanthropists – all members of the Heritage Club – have given at least $10,000 to the Iowa Newspaper Foundation. This influential group has had an extraordinary impact on community journalism in Iowa with their investment of time, leadership, and generous financial support.

Jeff and Myrna Wagner have a unique journey with the Iowa Newspaper Association — the annual convention is where they first met. They have worked together in the family’s publishing company their entire married life, and now enjoy having the third generation involved as well. Jeff has served on nearly every board and committee within the organization and supports the Iowa Newspaper Foundation, particularly for its efforts in training the next generation of industry leaders.

Bob Woodward is the former Publisher of the Dubuque Telegraph Herald and Vice-President of Community Media at Woodward Communications, Inc. WCI is a dynamic, employee and family-owned media company comprised of mass and niche media products as well as niche marketing and communication services. Bob is just concluding his term on the Iowa Newspaper Association board of directors.

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