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31 October 2008 @ 12:31 pm
Wow! Amazon has given Clarion West a $25,000 Challenge Grant!  
This is so exciting for us. In honour of our 25th Anniversary, Amazon will match, dollar for dollar, donations made to Clarion West up to $25,000. See official press release here.

This is so cool, as will help ensure Clarion West's sustainability.

Thanks to everyone for support of and participation in such fundraisers as the Write-a-thon, which helped ready us for such a challenge!

During December 2008 and January 2009 we have another challenge grant up to $2,500 from SF3 (the organization that sponsors Wiscon), making $2,500 of our donations during those two months worth four times the donation amount (as the 3SF challenge will double donations, and the Amazon challenge will double *that*).

I am just delighted, and hope everyone will think about helping us meet these challenges, especially as if you donate during December and January a $10 donation will be $40 for us, and a $100 donation will mean $400.

I'm bouncing off the walls to think how our longtime friends at SF3 and our new friends at Amazon are helping us make the most of the community’s contribution to the long-term success of Clarion West.

How many excited superlatives can I put here?
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Neile Grahamneile on October 31st, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC)

Yes! My understanding is that it starts right now.
rajankhanna on October 31st, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
That is so awesome. Leslie told us (those of us in Calgary) this morning. Great news.

Sorry you couldn't make it Neile. :(
Neile Grahamneile on October 31st, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)

I'm sad that I didn't make it to Calgary; however, I did put together a poetry manuscript, so it was worth staying home.

I do wish I could see you, though, Rajan!
Stephanie Burgis: cupcake!stephanieburgis on October 31st, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow. That is AWESOME!
tina connolly: glassestinaconnolly on October 31st, 2008 08:34 pm (UTC)
Wow! Great news.
Darja: writingombriel on October 31st, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC)
Wow, awesome!
Ada Milenkovic Brown: Piglet's present to Eeyoreaccordingto_ada on November 1st, 2008 01:34 am (UTC)
This is wonderful news.
marzipan pigmarzipan_pig on November 1st, 2008 05:46 am (UTC)
Hee! I have a tat of your icon!

Neile, that is GREAT news!