Scholarship fund drive launched in memory of Camera editor Kevin Kaufman

How to contribute

Those wishing to make contributions to the Kevin Kaufman Memorial Scholarship Fund can do so through GoFundMe. The link for Kaufman‘s donation page is at

If you go

What: Celebration of Life for Kevin Kaufman

When: 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 26

Where: Boulder Jewish Community Center, 6007 Oreg Ave., Boulder

More info: Celebration of Life from 10 to 11 a.m., family reception, 11 a.m. to noon.

A scholarship drive has been launched to honor the memory of Kevin Kaufman, the longtime executive editor of the Daily Camera, who died Sunday after a months-long battle with cancer.

The planned scholarship was jointly announced Thursday by Albert Manzi, president and CEO of Prairie Mountain Media, and Jill Stravolemos, vice president of marketing and advertising.

Scholarship funds will support an ongoing journalism scholarship to the College of Media, Communications and Information at the University of Colorado in Kaufman‘s name and honor.

Those wishing to contribute to the scholarship campaign can do so online through , a popular self-funding website. Late Thursday the site showed that $1,200 had been contributed in just a few hours toward a goal of $25,000.

The scholarship will be administered through the CU Foundation. The GoFundMe page will remain live for one week, and donations can continue to be made there during that time. However, the CU Foundation will administer the scholarship, and those wishing to make their donations tax deductible can contribute their money there, directly.

Additionally, a celebration of Kaufman‘s life is set for 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 26 at the Boulder Jewish Community Center, 6007 Oreg Ave., Boulder.

The first hour will be a remembrance celebration, while the second hour is set aside for a family reception. Members of the public are welcome.

Kaufman, 62, also held the title of vice president of news operations for Prairie Mountain Media. He made a lasting mark on Boulder County during his 25 years at the Camera, starting at the newspaper as assistant city editor in 1994, and quickly rising through the ranks. He was named as executive editor in November 2006.

Kaufman had a direct hand not only in telling the county‘s story on a daily basis, but in shaping the public discussion around the critical issues affecting people‘s lives.

Additionally, he was a steady, consistent and beloved mentor to the countless reporters and fellow editors who worked for and alongside him across the years.