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Fw: Thank you from the Wikimedia Foundation

This is the second time I have sent a (VERY small) donation to WikiPedia.
It makes me happy to do it. I use the site all the time, and take for
granted the fact that there are never any ads. It may not be the best
encyclopedia in the world, but it is the fastest, biggest, easiest, and the
only one I can fix myself if I spot a mistake. :-)

Like public television, they seem to go begging about once a year now. And
I don't mind; I think it's worth it.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:26 AM
Subject: Thank you from the Wikimedia Foundation

> Dear Jennifer,
> Thank you for your gift of CAD ### to the Wikimedia Foundation, received
> on December 15, 2010. I'm very grateful for your support.
> Your donation celebrates everything Wikipedia and its sister sites stand
> for: the power of information to help people live better lives, and the
> importance of sharing, freedom, learning and discovery. Thank you so much
> for helping to keep these projects freely available for their more than
> 400 million monthly readers around the world.
> Your money supports technology and people. The Wikimedia Foundation
> develops and improves the technology behind Wikipedia and nine other
> projects, and sustains the infrastructure that keeps them up and running.
> The Foundation has a staff of about fifty, which provides technical,
> administrative, legal and outreach support for the global community of
> volunteers who write and edit Wikipedia.
> Many people love Wikipedia, but a surprising number don't know it's run by
> a non-profit. Please help us spread the word by telling a few of your
> friends.
> And again, thank you for supporting free knowledge.
> Sincerely Yours,
> Sue Gardner
> Executive Director
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> This letter can serve as a record for tax purposes. No goods or
> services were provided, in whole or in part, for this contribution.
> The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit charitable corporation
> with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status in the United States. Our address is 149
> New Montgomery, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94105. Tax-exempt number:
> 20-0049703