Who’s Who of Humanitarians and Philanthropists

Franklin D. Schurz Jr.

Title: Chairman Emeritus
Company: Schurz Communications
Location: Bozeman, Montana, United States


  • American Museum of Fly Fishing (Board of Trustees, 2017)
  • American Newspaper Publishers Association, chaired committees
  • American Press Institute (board of directors, 1985-94)
  • American Society of Newspaper Editors
  • American Women in Radio and TV (Foundation honorary trustee 1996)
  • Anglers’ Club of New York
  • Associated Press (Audit Committee Chairman, 1979-1984)(AP Audit Committee Chair for five years)
  • Atlantic Salmon Federation, Board of Directors
  • Chesapeake Associated Press Association, past president
  • College of Arts and Letters, Notre Dame University (Chairman Advisory Council, 1980-1982)
  • C-Span (Board of Directors, 1997-2004)
  • Culver Educational foundation (Trustee, 2017)
  • Culver Military Academy Education Foundation
  • Explorers Club
  • Hoosier State Press Association, past president
  • Indiana Arts Commission (Chairman, 1979-1981)
  • Indiana Endowment for Educational Excellence Inc., Indianapolis (Board of Directors, 1987-1990)
  • Indiana University South Bend, Advisory Board
  • Indiana University, Bloomington (Presidents Council member, 1988-1994)
  • Indiana University, Bloomington, Board of Visitors of School of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • Inland Press Association, past Board Member
  • Institute of Newspaper Controllers and Finance Officers, past president
  • Maryland Physical Fitness Commission
  • -Del.-D.C. Press Association, past president
  • MSTV (Board of Directors, 2001-2007)
  • National Press Club
  • Newspaper Advertising Bureau, past Board of Directors
  • Presbyterian Church in Bowman, Montana (Elder 2018-Present)
  • Riverside Press Enterprise, Board of Directors
  • Society Professional Journalists
  • South Bend/Mishawaka Area Chamber of Commerce (president 1980-1982)
  • Southern Production Plan, Board of Directors
  • Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN (Board of Regents, 1977-1983)
  • The Nature Conservancy, Indiana Chapter, past chairman, Board of Trustees
  • United Way of St. Joseph County (IN), past campaign chairman
  • United Way of Washington County (MD), past campaign chair


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2020, 2019)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2019)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2017)
  • Honorary PhD in Humane Letters, Indiana University, Bloomington (2015)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the Midwest,” Marquis Who’s Who (1990-2011)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (1987-2009)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s’ Who n the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (1999-2006)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Finance and Industry,” Marquis Who’s Who (2002-2003, 1992-1995)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Entertainment,” Marquis Who’s Who (1998-1999, 1989-1993)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the Media and Communication,” Marquis Who’s Who (1998-1999)
  • Recipient Presidential Award of Merit, National Newspaper Association (1965)
  • Recipient, Frank Rogers Award, Rotary Club, South Bend, IN (1980)
  • Recipient, AWRT Achievement Award from American Women in Radio & Television
  • Recipient, Casey Award, University of Minnesota
  • Recipient, Chuck Sherman Television Leadership Award, National Association of Broadcasters
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Silver Award, The Advertising Club of Michiana

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