Fund was established to provide immediate relief and long-term recovery
CHICAGO, June 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNC) today announced The Capital Gazette Families Fund-established to provide immediate relief and long-term recovery support to those individuals affected by the tragedy in Annapolis, Maryland.
The Fund is managed through The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC). The Anne Arundel Foundation is a long-established community foundation based in Annapolis. Grants can be applied to grief and trauma counseling, medical expenses not covered by insurance, funeral expenses, and other associated expenses and services. The Michael and Jacky Ferro Family Foundation will match up to $1 million of amounts raised.
“This tragic incident is unimaginable for our colleagues in Annapolis. Our hearts go out to the families, friends and co-workers of Gerald Fischman, Robert Hiaasen, John McNamara, Rebecca Smith and Wendi Winters, who died Thursday in the shooting at the Capital Gazette,” said Justin Dearborn, Chairman and CEO, tronc, Inc.
Dearborn added, “This painful loss of our esteemed colleagues will be remembered forever. They were outstanding people and journalists who we will continue to honor. We extend our deepest sympathy and wish a successful recovery to Janel Cooley and Rachael Pacella, who were injured on Thursday.”
The Company is currently providing confidential in-person crisis and grief counseling and have 24-hour counseling services provided by phone for staff at the Capital Gazette and their families.
Tax deductible donations can be accepted at The Capital Gazette Families Fund.
About tronc, Inc.
tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNC) is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, tronc operates newsrooms in ten markets with titles including the Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida's Sun-Sentinel, Virginia’s Daily Press, and The Virginian-Pilot, The Morning Call of Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and the Hartford Courant. Our legacy of brands has earned a combined 60 Pulitzer Prizes and is committed to informing, inspiring and engaging local communities.
Our brands create and distribute content across our media portfolio, offering integrated marketing, media, and business services to consumers and advertisers, including digital solutions and advertising opportunities.
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