Every year, many of you use our website to gain vital and interesting news about the latest developments in the field. Many of you use this news to find great new books or read new articles; professors and students alike, you have used the LINGUIST List to stimulate new ideas and keep up with research related to areas of your expertise. And we provide all but a few of our services absolutely free of charge.
As project coordinator here, I have been part of all facets of the LINGUIST List and I know how much effort is put into providing services for the linguistic community. Another detail I've noticed is that those who participate in our Fund Drive tend to already know this and tell others about it. For those of you haven't yet contributed but who use LINGUIST List regularly, think about the benefits that it has brought to your professional life or academic career. I would hazard to guess that the total amount this has contributed to your life, your career, and your intellect growth would be worth a donation of $15, $30, or even $50?
While many institutions provide crucial research in a specific area of expertise, few can boast that they have made direct contributions to bringing scholars and information together and allowing them to share and publicize their ideas. This is essentially what we do, and without your support we cannot continue to maintain the high level of service that you have grown accustomed to.
For the price of a meal out or coffee for a week you can help us continue to provide crucial services for the discipline of linguistics, services which I haven't found available for any other academic discipline out there. Please donate $20 or $30 today to help ensure that you can continue to enjoy the announcements, book reviews, conferences, and many other services that we provide.
Matt Lahrman Project Coordinator
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.