We cannot serve the discipline without your support
Editor for this issue: Matthew Lahrman
Date: 29-Mar-2012 From: LINGUIST List <linguistlinguistlist.org> Subject: A letter from Advisors Maggie Winters and Geoff Nathan E-mail this message to a friend
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We're almost at the end of the LINGUIST fund-raiser for the year. You have received letters setting out what LINGUIST does for all of us in this multi-faceted international community of students of language, as well as reminders that it cannot serve the discipline without your support. You don't want to see yet another reminder or another plea, but, alas, we still have not yet reached our goal.
SO - here is the grand finale to the fund drive: The LINGUIST Advisors are challenging you to match and to double our collective contribution of $4,000. Yes, another $12,000 will bring us to the point where LINGUIST can carry on in the fine style to which we have all become accustomed. Since the Advisors have raised $4,000, a mere $8,000 will end the drive and bring some security to this invaluable service for another year. If everyone reading this message gave $1.00 (or 0,75€, or £0,62 or…YOUR CURRENCY HERE) we would vastly surpass our goal.
If you haven't pledged yet, please do. We would hate to see our challenge fail and hate even more to see LINGUIST, which serves us so well, struggle to make ends meet - we would all be the poorer for this!!
With many thanks for your generosity from us and the entire Advisor group,
Maggie Winters and Geoff Nathan
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.