Let's capture some of why we loved Wilke so much. As one friend of his put it:

"...write up an anecdote – some story where they watched Wilke build up into righteous anger when reporting a story... or ironing out a crease in the fabric of the Journal bureau... And someone should talk about him tearing up when he described taking his kid to college…..Or when he became nearly inconsolable when the anthrax story came back and cost him two fantastic seats at the Nats-Mets game. Describe a time he filled in for people, picked up their loads for them, counseled them, slipped them incredible sources, shared bylines... that will keep him alive and you (and the rest of us) afloat."

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Contribution to The Wilke Kids College Fund

529 college savings accounts have been set up in the name of Jackson and Robin Wilke, John and Nancy's kids. To contribute to these accounts, please write two separate checks payable to:

"The Maryland College Investment Plan, f/b/o Robin Wilke"
"The Maryland College Investment Plan, f/b/o Jackson Wilke"

Mail checks to:
Wilke Kids
c/o TSD, Inc.
1714 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Contributions can also be made by credit card: