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11.20.2020 | SSP News & Releases

SSP Thanks Early Supporters of the Generations Fund

A group of 32 members and organizations have committed gifts

November 19, 2020 – Mt. Laurel, NJ – Last month, the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) announced the kick-off of the  Generations Fund, an endowment fund 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.

SSP is so committed to this vision that it has seeded the fund with $100,000 in support. The remaining $400,000 will be donated by generous individuals and organizations over the next few years. SSP is excited to report that a very generous group of individuals and organizations have already donated over $30,000 collectively.

SSP is grateful for this early outpouring of generosity, and would like to publicly express our appreciation for the following donors:

Individuals    
Alice Meadows   Alison Muddit
Angela Cochran   Beth Craanen
Emilie Delquie   Gabriel Harp
Hillary Corbett   Jennifer L. Pesanelli
Jennifer Regala   Laura Ricci
Lauren Kane   Lisa Hinchliffe
Marianne Calihanna   Mark Seeley
Melanie Dolechek   Meredith Adinolfi
Natalie Zundel   Rebecca McLeod
Sai Konda   Sarah Tegen
Susan N. Kesner   Veronica Showers
Elizabeth R. Lorbeer & Michael J. Donohoe
In honor of Sarah & Rosalie Donohoe
   

 

Organizations    
Access Innovations   American Physical Society
Atypon   Clarke & Esposito
Copernicus Publications   Crossref
Newgen North America   SAGE Publishing
Silverchair    

 

The launch of the Generations Fund, while timely, is the result of more than a year’s worth of thoughtful planning. Work began with an exploratory task force conducting a feasibility study and ended with the SSP Board of Directors deciding to cement a long-term commitment to investing in the promise of scholarly publishing.

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. The programs will then be funded annually through investment earnings from the endowment.

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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