Miami Herald/el Nuevo Herald arts coverage will get boost with $200k gift from Pérez family



Susana Ibargüen loved the arts and journalism.

She dedicated herself to the Pérez Art Museum Miami and shared a passion for journalism with her husband, Alberto Ibargüen, a former publisher of the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald and now president and CEO of the Knight Foundation.

To honor Susana Ibargüen — who died Aug. 28 after a battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation has pledged $200,000 to fund a bilingual multimedia arts journalist at the Miami Herald/el Nuevo Herald

“Strong local journalism is critical to a functioning society,” Jorge M. Pérez said in a release. “No matter who you are, or where you come from, art can transport you to new places, evoke powerful emotions and even spur action. It is these very feelings that led me to make art a cornerstone of my philanthropy and why I cannot wait to read about all of the talented artists and thought-provoking work discovered as part of this new program.”

The grant was announced Tuesday night at a virtual event inaugurating Friends of the Miami Herald, a tax-deductible support group for those donors who contribute $1,000 or more a year to the Miami Herald Impact Journalism Fund at the Miami Foundation.

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