Ralph Loglisci, Jr. Scholarship Fund

Fund Purpose
Scholarship for students interested in Public Interest Communications (PIC). Preference given to students with financial need. The CJC may decide at its discretion to award the scholarship to a student that best aligns with PIC in the case that there are no candidates that meet the donor's preferences.

Gifts made through this page will go into the endowed fund.

Friends and family of Ralph Loglisci established this Endowed Scholarship Fund in his memory.

Ralph passed away in January, 2016 as a result of complications stemming from injuries received in a pedestrian-automobile accident in October 2014. He was 44 years old.

Ralph graduated from the University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications in 1992 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. Ralph began his career as a News Producer working at various TV stations in Florida until 2000 when he transferred to WBAL-11 News in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2002 during his time at WBAL -11 Ralph earned an Emmy Award for Best Evening Newscast and an AP Award for Outstanding Newscast.

Ralph lived a passionate life that was distinguished by his contributions to causes and issues he believed in. After a successful career in the television news business he left in order to devote his story-telling talents to issue advocacy. Since 2006 Ralph had worked as a national food and health policy communications expert and media strategist. Ralph served as the director of communications for several national organizations on the cutting edge of food supply ethics and policy, such as the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production, Wholesome Wave and Slow Food USA. Ralph also spent several years as the Project Director for the Johns Hopkins Healthy Monday Project and Meatless Monday Campaign based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for a Livable Future. At the time of his injury in October 2014, Ralph was the Director of Digital Engagement & Outreach for the Food & Environment Reporting Network.

Ralph was devoted to these causes and his untimely passing leaves a void in this very important work. It is the hope of his family, colleagues and friends that the scholarship will keep his spirit alive and his passions ongoing.

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