It would be wonderful if we didn't have to ask for money every year, and all of us at LINGUIST fantasize about some hugely wealthy donor who one day wakes up and decides to endow the organization with enough resources so that we'd never have to have another fund drive. But until that happens, we will sadly have to go on begging you to help us so that we can continue keeping LINGUIST List going.
I think it's obvious that LINGUIST has become a fundamental part of our discipline. Of course, I never intended this when I started the list; all I wanted was a place where linguists could talk about their work using the then brand-new Internet. But circumstances change, and we clearly filled a role we had never expected to, the role of central information-provider to our discipline.
We've done this for many years now, and some years were easier than others. But I think Helen and I would agree that this has been the most difficult period in the life of the list. Economic times are very bad, so bad that our school has withdrawn some of its financial support. This puts us in a very unfortunate position. We've managed in past years, but only barely. This year we need your support particularly badly. Won't you help us, so that we can continue supporting your discipline?
One final thing: have you ever considered leaving a bequest to the LINGUIST List? One thing we really need badly if we are to continue is an endowment. You could help us to start one with a bequest. Contact us about how you could do that. (aristar [AT] linguistlist [DOT] org)
Our sincere thanks! Anthony
This Year the LINGUIST List hopes to raise $67,000. This money will go to help
keep the List running by supporting all of our Student Editors for the coming year.
See below for donation instructions, and don't forget to check out Fund
Drive 2012 site!
For all information on donating and pledging, including information on how to
donate by check, money order, or wire transfer, please visit:
The LINGUIST List is under the umbrella of Eastern Michigan University and as
such can receive donations through the EMU Foundation, which is a registered
501(c) Non Profit organization. Our Federal Tax number is 38-6005986. These
donations can be offset against your federal and sometimes your state tax return
(U.S. tax payers only). For more information visit the IRS Web-Site, or contact
your financial advisor.
Many companies also offer a gift matching program, such that they will match
any gift you make to a non-profit organization. Normally this entails your
contacting your human resources department and sending us a form that the
EMU Foundation fills in and returns to your employer. This is generally a simple
administrative procedure that doubles the value of your gift to LINGUIST, without
costing you an extra penny. Please take a moment to check if your company
operates such a program.