Karaoke: Crutchmer did it his way, SNDF raised record funds

SND31 Karaoke Night was inspirational. It was raucous. And it was über-successful. SND Foundation president and karaoke sensation Denise Reagan led the Syracuse crowd — and numerous remote Web donors — to raise a record $3,119.25 toward educational activities. One of the many highlights was an original performance by Josh Crutchmer. It was an instant classic (and it raised hundreds of dollars for the Foundation).

Denise M. Reagan named SND Foundation president

It is my pleasure to announce Denise M. Reagan as the president of the Society for News Design Foundation effective immediately — she takes on a three-year term that involves leading the Foundation’s efforts in research and education, as well as coordinating the Foundation’s board of trustees.

“I am so excited to take on this new challenge,” said Denise. “I have always been a huge supporter of SNDF’s mission, and I can’t wait to help boost its profile. I want to let people know how the Foundation’s money has helped so many people, from the yearly student travel grants to the scholarship recipients to the free Web Design Boot Camp registrations for unemployed journalists and many more.”