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Leaders in Action are individual donors who are champions of Spotlight PA's mission at the highest level, contributing $1,000 or more annually to our newsroom. Leaders in Action help us to expand Spotlight PA's urgent investigative reporting, increase accessibility to quality, fact-based information for all Pennsylvanians, and advance our commitment to protecting democracy. Leaders in Action not only sustain—but directly advance—unique and vital reporting that drives change.

Have questions about joining Leaders in Action? Please contact Michelle Mertz at michelle@spotlightpa.org. We are so grateful for your consideration!


Spotlight PA is a trustworthy news source in this era of misinformation and disinformation.

  • Pennsylvanians deserve better than having to rely on shrinking, vanishing, and increasingly biased media and unverified social media postings. Spotlight PA fills this critical need for trusted investigations and reporting. We are proud to support this essential organization that stays focused on its mission with unquestionable integrity, is run efficiently and effectively, and achieves results that bring positive changes for Pennsylvanians.

    Merrill and Nancy Brenner, Macungie, PA, Leaders in Action
  • I support Spotlight PA because I believe it is important to have independent investigative journalists covering state and local government. Spotlight needs public support so that it can remain independent.

    Sharon Hyde, State College, PA, Leader in Action
  • We support Spotlight because we believe being informed citizens is essential for a democracy. Spotlight provides essential in-depth articles that my local papers no longer can supply independently.

    Roger and Karen Klotz, Latrobe, PA, Leaders in Action
  • All Pennsylvanians interested in state government issues are very well served by Spotlight PA reporting teams. Their in-depth and timely reporting informs readers truthfully about statewide issues affecting daily life. Spotlight PA is a trustworthy news source in this era of misinformation and disinformation.

    David Martens, York Dispatch, Leader in Action
  • In an era where fraud and dishonesty among public officials (and their supporters) have become more frequent and blatant, it is critical to have a crusading press focused on exposing wrongdoing. This is especially true in Pennsylvania where regulations are lax or poorly enforced. The expertise and resources of Spotlight PA are essential to good government in this state.

    Betsey Useem, Merion Station, PA, Leader in Action

Our Current Leaders

  • Teresa Amott
  • Leslie Schlessinger and Joycellen Auritt
  • Dorothy Aylward
  • Beryl Kuhr and Patrick Bair
  • Tony Barbieri
  • Phyllis Beck
  • R Thomas Berner
  • Jennifer Bertetto
  • David and Barbara Boardman
  • Merrill and Nancy Brenner
  • Wayne and Cynthia Bullaughey
  • Adelaide Ferguson and Ron Cahan
  • Richard Carroll
  • Audry Carter
  • Michael Clark
  • Frederick Steinberg and Jo DeBolt
  • John and Janet Dillon
  • Melissa Egbertson
  • Thomas Eveslage
  • William Ewing
  • Ronald Filippelli
  • Mary France
  • David Gray
  • Steve Coll and Eliza Griswold
  • Paul Hallacher
  • Marie Hardin
  • Ruth and Bruce Hollender
  • Ray and Donna Holton
  • Denise Horan
  • Xia Li and Jun Huangpu
  • Mary and Howard Hurtig
  • Sharon and Jeff Hyde
  • Christine Jacobs
  • Richard and Sally Kalin
  • Roberta Kangilaski
  • Laura and Peter Kemper
  • Donna Queeney and Nicholas Kerlin
  • Roger and Karen Klotz
  • Elaine Kramer
  • James and Denise Lanning
  • Julie Linowes
  • Joseph Manning
  • Richard Mansberger
  • Clifford Pearlman and Lynn Marks
  • David Martens
  • Michelle Mertz
  • Edward Mitchell
  • Gaylon Morris
  • Robert Haines and Susan Mount
  • Ramona and Glenn Nelson
  • John Nichols
  • Ed Nielsen
  • Katie O'Toole
  • David Ottaway
  • Sheldon Parker
  • Nancy Chiswick and Arthur Patterson
  • Kathleen Pavelko
  • Norman Pine
  • Mary Prunty
  • Guinevere Ritter
  • Gary Schell
  • Nicholas Selch
  • Matthew Seyler
  • Rebecca Shoval
  • Marguerite Chandler and Richmond Shreve
  • Joshua Singer
  • Susan F. and Ron Smith
  • Jane Sprecher
  • Diane and Brinkley Sprunt
  • James Friedlich and Melissa Stern
  • Stephanie Szakal
  • Daniel and Linda Trevino
  • Elizabeth Useem
  • Robert and Dianne Vickery
  • Ronald Vodenichar
  • David Whiteman
  • Richard Williams
  • Cliff Zukin
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