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02.10.2021 | SSP News & Releases

2020 Generations Fund Donors Provide a Boost in Support

Individuals and organizations have helped us reach almost 30% of our goal

February 10, 2021 – Mt. Laurel, NJ – The Generations Fund is an endowment to provide sustainable funding for SSP’s Fellowship, Mentoring, and Diversity & Inclusion programs far into the future. The purpose is to create a strong and diverse next generation of scholarly communication professionals.

The Generations Fund was created as an endowment, and a $500,000 campaign goal was set. Choosing an endowment structure allows SSP to fundraise once for these worthy programs over the next couple of years. The programs will then be funded annually through investment earnings from the endowment.

In late 2020, 65 individuals and organizations gave during the launch of the Generations Fund. These early supporters helped us achieve more than $146,000 in funding, almost 30% of our total campaign goal.

Special recognition is extended to Atypon and Delta Think, who became our first corporate supporters at the Contributor Level with $5,000 gifts each. Atypon and Delta Think are demonstrating their commitment to a diverse and equitable scholarly communications workforce. Check out our Corporate Partner program for the Generations Fund, if you would like to join them.

In addition to the above generosity, SSP members used #WeAreSSP on Twitter to amplify the importance of giving back and promoting equity in profession. And The Scholarly Kitchen featured a post from Generations Fund chair, Julia Kostova, and a podcast discussion with former SSP Fellows about program’s impact.

To learn more about the Generations Fund, you can view an audio recording and slides from the live launch event that took place on Wednesday, November 18th.

You can join the generous organizations and individuals who have already pledged their support for the future of scholarly communications.

About the Society for Scholarly Publishing The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP), founded in 1978, is a nonprofit organization formed to promote and advance communication among all sectors of the scholarly publication community through networking, information dissemination, and facilitation of new developments in the field. SSP members represent all aspects of scholarly publishing—including publishers, printers, e-products developers, technical service providers, librarians, and editors. SSP members come from a wide range of large and small commercial and nonprofit organizations. They meet at SSP’s annual meetings, educational seminars, and regional events to hear the latest trends from respected colleagues and discuss common and mutual (and sometimes divergent) goals and viewpoints.

Contact Melanie Dolechek, Executive Director | info@sspnet.org | 303-422-3914

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