Frank Daniels ’ 49
Raleigh, North Carolina
“I REMAIN INTERESTED
IN EDUCATION IN WAKE
COUNTY, WHERE I LIVE,
AND AT WOODBERRY.”
For Frank Daniels, Jr. ’ 49, participating in
the Walker Society is a chance to continue
decades of support for his alma mater.
Woodberry is a 50 percent beneficiary of
his retirement account, and he and his wife,
Julia, have also been loyal supporters of the
Amici Fund for decades.
“I think Woodberry Forest continues to
do a good job educating young men,” Mr.
Daniels says. “And I’m really proud that
my great-grandson, Reed Taws ’ 20, is at
Frank’s son, Frank Daniels III ’74, is a
Woodberry grad, and his grandson, Frank
Daniels IV ’05, also attended Woodberry.
Mr. Daniels spent his career in the family
business — newspapers. For many years he
served as publisher of The News & Observer
in Raleigh, leading a paper that was known
for its excellent business practices and hard-nosed reporting. While working as publisher,
he also served stints as chairman of The
Associated Press and president of the North
Carolina Press Association.
In 1998 he established the Frank A. Daniels
’ 49 Fund to support information technology.
He says his interest in establishing the
fund was driven by the IT changes he saw
sweeping through the newspaper industry.
Now that technology is fully embedded
into so many parts of life at Woodberry, Mr.
Daniels chose last year to redirect the fund,
valued today at $400,000, toward tuition
assistance for Woodberry students.
Even though it’s been years since he left
the N&O, Frank hasn’t left the newspaper
business. He serves as chairman of The Pilot,
the newspaper in Southern Pines, North
Carolina where his nephew, David Woronoff
’84, is the longtime publisher.
“Of the five board members at the paper,
three of us went to Woodberry!” he’s proud
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