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The Passage of Former NYFWA President & Longtime Member Sally Heinemann

Former NYFWA president and longtime member Sally Heinemann passed away on September 25, following a battle with lung cancer. 

Until recently, Henemann was an active member of the NYFWA and was an integral part of the scholarship committee's efforts each year to identify the best and brightest future financial journalists.

Said longtime NYFWA member Myron Kandel of the news: "Sally Heinemann started as the secretary to the financial editor of The New York Times and rose through the ranks to a distinguished news career. She was a dedicated journalist, serving as president of the New York Financial Writers' Association and as a long-time member of the Knight-Bagehot Advisory Board. She made a difference."

She will be missed.

Following is the obituary that ran in the New York Times:

HEINEMANN--Sally, a past president of the New York Financial Writers Association and recipient of the Elliott V. Bell award for financial writers, died peacefully on September 25, 2019 of lung cancer. She was a former financial editor at Bridge News, Knight-Ridder, the Financial News, and a financial writer at The New York Times. She was 83. She is survived by her daughter, Sabina Heinemann, and grandson, Ruben Heinemann, as well as her sister Irene Fairley, and her nephews Peter and Gerard Fairley. Contributions should be made to Hadassah, the Womens' Zionist Organization of America.