The last row drivers changed today. Come meet Bryan Clauson, Ryan Briscoe and James Davison tonight at 7 p.m. at the Pagoda at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Tickets still available at:
For the second year, the foundation and Indianapolis Motor Speedway have joined forces to establish a summer internship program at the Speedway. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 11:59 p.m. Applicants need to send in a cover letter, resume and three writing samples by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please click here: Download IPCF -- IMS PR Intern 2015 FINAL
Executive Director Jenny Labalme had a wonderful opportunity to talk with the good folks at Comcast Newsmakers about the important work at the Foundation. If you missed the broadcast after CNN Headline news on June 11 & 13, 2014, it is available at:
Foundation Mourns Former Board Member Lawrence S. "Bo" Connor
The Indianapolis Press Club Foundation Board mourns the passing and celebrates the life of our longtime friend and former board member, Lawrence S. “Bo” Connor.
Bo made many contributions to the Foundation’s mission by enhancing the educations of student journalists, but his enduring passion was for the Thomas R. Keating Feature Writing Competition. Along with two friends and fellow board members – Jerry Lyst and Mike Quinn – Bo established the Keating Competition as a tribute to their friend and colleague, renowned Indianapolis Star columnist Tom Keating, who died in 1984 when he was only 45.
Under the sure and dedicated leadership of Jerry, Mike and Bo, the Keating Competition became the premier college writing contest in Indiana and has provided hundreds of young journalists with both unforgettable memories and prize money for top feature writing. Since the competition’s inception, it has awarded roughly $125,000 in cash prizes. Their memorial to a fallen friend has created opportunities for generations of aspiring Hoosier student journalists.
We at the Foundation will miss Bo’s wisdom, but we also will miss his wry wit and his calm and gentle demeanor. Whatever the challenge before them, Bo had a knack – a gift – for reassuring people with his steady presence that everything was going to be all right if they just kept their heads.
Bo died Feb. 28. He was 88.
The thoughts and prayers of the members of the Indianapolis Press Club Foundation and the many young people Bo helped along the way are with the members of his family and his many, many other friends.
Rest in peace, Bo.