The Jim Knippenberg Scholarship Fund – Jim Knippenberg Scholarship Fund Silent Auction
Auction Ends: Apr 30, 2012 08:00 PM EDT

Online Auction Open!

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The online portion of Jim Knippenberg Scholarship Fund Silent Auction is now open. The auction will run from March 23, 2012 to April 30, 2012, with the live event taking place at the Celestial on April 18, 2012. Proceeds go to The Jim Knippenberg Scholarship Fund in order to support University of Cincinnati Journalism students. Auction items range from exotic vacation getaways to donated items guaranteed to delight and surprise. So, tell your friends, family, community. Let the bidding begin!


Knippenberg — a 1964 graduate of Elder High School — passed away Nov. 13, 2009, at the age of 63. In his 37 years at The Cincinnati Enquirer, he served many diverse roles with a thoughtful, positive and often quirky approach: copy boy (in the 1960s), general news reporter, music writer, entertainment writer, entertainment editor, assistant magazine editor, assistant features editor and gossip columnist. 

Make Your Bid to Support Knippenberg Society of Professional Journalists Scholarship!

Now is your chance to not only get all the great items you want, but to do it knowing you are helping support our organization and mission. 

In honor of Jim’s many contributions to the lives and education of UC Journalism students, Enquirer readers and Cincinnati residents, the University of Cincinnati Journalism Program has partnered with Jim’s friends, family and colleagues to establish The Jim Knippenberg Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Scholarship. 

Jim’s scholarship will support one deserving Journalism student per year with a $2,500 annual scholarship. When endowed, The Jim Knippenberg SPJ Scholarship will exist in perpetuity as a lasting memorial to one of our most prolific Journalism educators. 

Get ready to bid!

One of the best things about participating is that you get when you give. All you have to do is bid! From great electronics gear to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, this is the place to get in on all the auction action!