Alan Diaz Journalism Fund

Dear iPrep Family:

In honor of my father, the Associated Press and I decided to partner with Miami-Dade College to help student journalists at The Reporter, the school’s newspaper.  It also provides funding to MDC Summer High School Journalism Institute.

My father, Alan Diaz, a longtime Miami-Dade resident, was the recipient of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News Photography for his image of armed U.S. agents seizing Elian Gonzalez, a Cuban boy, from his relatives’ Miami home. He covered the Florida 2000 election recount, the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York, countless hurricanes, professional sporting events and breaking news. He also worked for the Associated Press as a staff photographer in Miami for 17 years.

I’d love to keep his passion for photography alive in helping our future generation of journalists.  MDC serves many underprivileged students and ANY dollar amount, even $1.00 in honor of his name helps. All funds donated (through this link) will go directly to the college.

With all my heart, I thank you in advance for your support.

Warm Regards,
Aillette A. Rodriguez-Diaz
Assistant Principal

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