Please help us honor Sherwin Siy’s legacy of activism and mentorship by supporting the next generation of policy advocates through an endowed fellowship in his name.

Sherwin Siy was a pillar of our organization for nearly 10 years and a passionate advocate for the openness of information in the digital era. His openness and enthusiasm as a mentor to young advocates left a lasting mark across the entire field.

With the support of Sherwin’s friends and family, Public Knowledge has created a memorial fund to endow a fellowship. This will be part of our PKTrains program to train the next generation of public interest advocates in tech policy.

Our inaugural Sherwin Siy Memorial Fellow is Iltaff Bala, a law student at Case Western Reserve University from Sherwin’s hometown of Houston, Texas with a passion for social justice.

With this fellowship, we intend to build upon Sherwin’s life work and to fundamentally transform how advocates in our field represent the growing diversity within this country. You can learn more about Sherwin and his impact on the field in this video honoring his memory.

To contribute to the fund, please use the form below to make a tax-deductible donation. You can also make an annual pledge at

To make a gift of pledge over $10,000, please contact us at You can also mail a check to the following address:

Public Knowledge
1818 N Street NW
Suite 410
Washington, DC 20036

Memo Line: Sherwin Siy Fund

        Photo Credit: Myleen Hollero, Wikimedia