Making college accessible to all, Washington Post’s Donald Graham at the City Club
CLEVELAND: Donald E. Graham, chairman and CEO of the Washington Post Company and chairman of the “Washington Post,” will speak about providing post-secondary educational opportunities to socio-economically disadvantaged youth at noon on Friday, May 12, 2006, at The City Club of Cleveland.
Graham is the son of Philip L. and Katharine Meyer Graham. His father was publisher of The “Washington Post” and president of the company until his death in 1963. Katharine Graham then served in a variety of executive positions, including CEO and publisher, until her death in 2001.
After graduating in 1966 from Harvard College, where he was president of the Harvard Crimson, Graham was drafted and served as an information specialist with the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam (1967-68) and a patrolman with the Metropolitan Police Department (1969-70).
Graham joined The “Washington Post” in 1971 as a reporter and subsequently held several news and business positions at the newspaper and Newsweek. He was named executive vice president and general manager in 1976 and director of The Washington Post Company in 1974. He served as president from May 1991 to September 1993, and became chief executive officer of The Washington Post Company in May 1991 and chairman of the board in September 1993.
Graham serves as a director of BrassRing, Inc., and as a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board. He is president of the District of Columbia College Access Program and a trustee of the Federal City Council in Washington, DC. Graham is a member of the board of directors of The Summit Fund of Washington.
This Friday Forum is in collaboration with the Cleveland Scholarship Program.
The Forum is sold out, but media is invited to cover the event.
Established in 1912 to encourage new ideas and a free exchange of thought, The City Club of Cleveland is the oldest continuous free speech forum in the country, renowned for its tradition of debate and discussion. The City Club’s mission is to inform, educate and inspire citizens by presenting significant ideas and providing opportunities for dialogue in a collegial setting.