Saturday, December 20, 2008

Here are the donations you have received via Paypal 12/1 - 12/19:
12/7/08 Tamara Mcelroy
12/5/08 Carla Ramos
12/4/08 Donna Bergh
12/4/08 hillary safarik
12/14/08 Jon Jerome
12/8/08 Kristin Meyer

You are off to a great start - $280!
Be sure to blast your URL and mission statement to your list of friends and family, post it to your facebook, myspace, etc., and let everyone you know that what you are up to! We have found that it generally takes a few emails to get the donations started :) Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or if I may be of any assistance. Thanks so much for all you are doing to support charity: water.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

We'd be delighted to receive a chandelier for the provost office. It's installation may have to wait though until we move into our new location next June. I just made the donation on line. Best wishes on your class project and thank you for your commitment to our students and our global community. Donna
Lukas, your page is ready :
Please share this URL with your friends or family! You will receive an email for every donation that comes in. Your donors will receive formal acknowledgement letters and tax receipts within 2-weeks of their donation.
Toilets and Taps: Leading Organisations Commit to Improve the Lives of Millions Around the World
New York (September 25, 2008) - Today, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) announced a "Water and Sanitation Mega-Commitment" which will help millions of people to gain two of life's most fundamental necessities: clean water to drink and a safe, private toilet to use.

The announcement, made at CGI's 2008 Annual Meeting, included commitments to action by an alliance which includes the Global Water Challenge (GWC), WaterPartners, and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). Collectively, the $60 million in commitments in which they are involved will improve the quality of life for some 6 million of the world's poorest people.

The scale of the challenge is huge, as nearly 900 million people lack access to safe drinking water and 2.5 billion to safe sanitation, with disastrous health, social, economic and environmental consequences. The alliance believes that the new, specific and measurable approaches embodied in their commitments can both deliver results and generate momentum for even greater progress.

The $25 million commitment from Global Water Challenge will help fund new innovative projects, found through the competition. This online, global, collaborative competition co-hosted by Ashoka inspired 254 local entrepreneurs and organizations working in the developing world to send in proposals to provide safe drinking water and sanitation for their communities.

“We believe that these projects will start a ripple effect in their communities and around the world to create scalable, replicable and sustainable models that address the global water and sanitation crisis,” said Paul Faeth, Executive Director of Global Water Challenge.

GWC ( is a Washington, D.C.-based coalition of 22 companies, non-profits, health organizations, and foundations, who are committed to reaching the goal of universal access to clean drinking water and safe sanitation. read on

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

ok everybody, tonight is the last night. we'll finish the chandeliers, they look just great. i'm bringing money to pay you for all the receipts. i want to talk about process, we'll send off our online fundraising campaign, and we'll hopefully stencil some cards, enough to know the process of cheap duplication.

you have untill the 10th of december to write your paper, and i want an email from everybody evaluating the group process of the group you were in.
i'll try to bring in coffee tonight too!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Leuk van je te horen. I had read the Vanguard article and wondered what it's all about. I'm not available to attend the design crit, but am certainly curious to know what you are coming up with; my assistant, Terri Meaney, will contact you to schedule a time for us to chat.
(I have to tell you, though, that providing funding for other not-for-profit organizations is very tough for the university to do; we are getting state and philanthropic funds to support our students, not to pass it on to others, no matter how worthy).
I look forward to meeting you,
Wim Wiemel