LINGUIST List 27.2161

Wed May 11 2016

Fund Drive 2016: Can You Match the Support of Our Advisors?

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 11-May-2016
From: LINGUIST List <>
Subject: Fund Drive 2016: Can You Match the Support of Our Advisors?
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Dear Colleagues,

These are our last few days running Fund Drive 2016. Apart from the LINGUIST List crew, many other people put in significant effort this year to support the activities of the LINGUIST List. We would like to thank our colleagues from the eLinguistics Foundation, and our current school, Indiana University, who has offered us a lot of support. Also, individual colleagues received us warmly with generous donations during this fund drive – IU has been one of the leading schools in the University Challenge for most of the fund drive with, as of today, nearly $3000 in donations. We also want to thank the schools that picked up the challenge, notably University of Washington (our big winner the the University Challenge!), University of Stanford, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Leipzig, University of Toronto, University of Geneva, and North-West University Potchefstroom!

At this point, we would like to thank also our Advisory Board (, whose members helped us during this fund drive and ran fiery campaigns in support of the LINGUIST List in their local (and not only local) institutions. In this last step, our advisors challenge you to match their pledges in this fund drive and donate another $5,390 between now and Tuesday at 11:00 pm Eastern Time. Even small contributions, when added together, make a big difference!

Even with this last heroic effort, we are some $50,000 short to run the LINGUIST List operations comfortably over the next academic year and to offer the amount and the range of services that you are used to. While we will definitely try to further optimize the processes and do more within less time, it is very likely that we will have to cut some unpaid services, or ask for a payment for some of the services that were so-far offered for free, or cut very work intensive services.

We can still halt these cuts in services. Even when the fund drive is over, you can continue supporting us with donations:

We thank you all for your support during Fund Drive 2016!

The LINGUIST List Team

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