Donald E. Graham - City Club of Chicago
Donald E. Graham

Donald E. Graham

Former Publisher, The Washington Post, Co-Founder, The Dream Scholarship Program

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019
11:30 a.m. reception/12:00 p.m. luncheon
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$750.00 Sponsor

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Location

Maggiano's Banquets
111 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Speaker

Donald E. Graham

Donald E. Graham became chairman of the board in September 1993. He was chief executive officer of Graham Holdings Company (previously The Washington Post Company) from May 1991 until November 2015. He was publisher of The Washington Post newspaper from January 1979 until September 2000. 

Eugene Meyer, Graham's grandfather, purchased The Washington Post at a bankruptcy sale in 1933.  After graduating in 1966 from college, Graham was drafted and served as an information specialist with the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. He was a patrolman with the Washington Metropolitan Police Department from January 1969 to June 1970. Graham joined The Washington Post newspaper in 1971 as a reporter.

Graham is a co-founder of TheDream.US, the largest national scholarship fund for DREAMers. Previously, he served as chairman of the District of Columbia College Access Program. He remains a member of the DC-CAP board. DC-CAP has assisted over 23,000 DC students enroll in college and has provided scholarships totaling more than $33 million.

Graham is a trustee of the Federal City Council and KIPP-DC.

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