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10.12.2021 | SSP News & Releases

“Games for Good” Winners Announced!

October 12, 2021 – SSP hosted the inaugural “Games for Good” virtual event on Tuesday, October 5th, 2021, where publishing professionals were able to network and engage in some good-natured games while supporting the Generations Fund.

There were two different times to participate, with three different game options: Trivia Battle Royale, Old School Bingo, and a Solve-A-Mystery puzzle.

This FUN-draiser asked participants to do a “bit of good” by making a voluntary contribution to benefit the Generations Fund. And participants stepped up, generating $850 to add to the Generations Fund $225,000 total (almost 50% to our goal of $500,000)!

The following participants have earned bragging rights, at least until the next “Games for Good,” by winning their sessions:

Trivia Battle Royale
1st Place – Mike Di Natale
2nd Place – Sylvia Izzo Hunter
3rd Place – Elysia Williams

Old School Bingo
Game 1 – Miranda Walker
Game 2 – Alexa Colella
Game 3 – Heather Kotula

The winning team was: Gabe Harp, Cason Lynley and Laura Ricci

A very big THANK YOU goes out to all participants, but especially the following individuals for their generous donations:

Emilie Delquie Julia Kostova Jennifer Pesanelli
Amber Dilabbio Heather Kotula Laura Ricci
Michael Di Natale Stephanie Lovegrove Hansen Henry Spilberg
Erin Foley Cason Lynley Miranda Walker
Mike Groth Sarah McCormack Elysia Williams
Jon Gurstelle Fiona McDonald  
Sylvia Izzo Hunter Carol Anne Meyer  


About the Generations Fund Through the Generations Fund, We are making a commitment, to foster future generations of diverse and robust scholarly communication professionals. Created as an endowment to fund our Fellowship, Mentoring, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion programs through its annual earnings, the Generations Fund demonstrates the power of philanthropy to effect change.

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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