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12.02.2020 | SSP News & Releases

SSP Thanks #GivingTuesday Donors

The SSP community gave $3,775 in 24 hours.

December 2, 2020 – Mt. Laurel, NJ – Yesterday, the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) celebrated Giving Tuesday – a global day of generosity – by promoting equity and elevating underrepresented voices with gifts to the Generations Fund

The Generations Fund is an endowment to provide sustainable funding for SSP’s FellowshipMentoring, 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 grateful for the outpouring of generosity in the last 24 hours resulting in $3,775 in donations.

We would like to publicly express our appreciation for the following Giving Tuesday donors:
Yael Fitzpatrick   Sue Kesner
Joann Fogleson   Megan McCarty
Kathleen Moran   Adrian Stanley
Madelene Sutton   Randy Townsend
Jeri Wachter   Catherine Wattenberg
Natalie Zundel    

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

Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

SSP created the Generations Fund as an endowment and set a $500,000 campaign goal. Choosing an endowment structure allows SSP to fundraise once for these worthy programs. The endowment will then fund the programs annually through investment earnings.

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

Even though #GivingTuesday has passed, you can still 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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