By BETH PARKE
You might have heard something about February 14, 1990 being SEJ’s official birthday and 2010-2011 being SEJ’s 20th Anniversary year. It’s all true, and plenty of people helped us to celebrate.
From the day that SEJ’s 20th Anniversary fundraising campaign was first announced in January of 2010 through the end of February 2011, a total of 341 individual donors contributed $36,976 to support the organization and its future.
Of that total, $26,996 was for general support of SEJ’s programs, and donors designated $5,891 for SEJ’s 21st Century Endowment Fund. Another $4,089 was contributed to the Fund for Environmental Journalism, our mini-grants program to support specific reporting projects through a competitive process.
Gifts ranged in size from $5 to $2,500. To each and every one of our “SEJ Sweethearts,” thanks for helping SEJ to serve an important mission: credible and robust journalism that informs and engages society on environmental issues.
Beth Parke is executive director of SEJ.
* From the quarterly newsletter SEJournal, Spring 2011 issue.