[fsf60k] Re: good news and website info

WOOO!! That's what I'm talking about :) I almost just cheered in the library
This is definitely the kind of stuff we need to be doing.
:) shari

2008/12/9 Michael Cipoletti <ikecip@xxxxxxx>

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> a lovely gift for the holidays!!
> ill be in touch when i return
> mc
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Peter White" <pedro831@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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>  ***This is a message from a member of Friends of Students for 60,000***
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>> Greetings, or Hola for those of you who speak Spanish,
>>
>> As many know from  last week's meeting and from reading a recent freelist
>> message or two, we applied for a grant from a company called Liquidnet in
>> NYC. A member of their staff is a nephew of Millie and Morty Willen who
>> pointed us in Liquidnet's direction. They are making $150000 available for
>> local groups like ours.  Criteria was that  employees of Liquidnet (in
>> this
>> case, Brian Foley, Willen nephew) had to recommend the applicant/not for
>> profit group. Brian Foley recommended us, mostly because of his Aunt
>> Millie's involvement with Friends and other groups, and we applied. Of 24
>> such applications, we were happy last week to be named among the ten
>> finalists. Those selected would receive a grant for their project work of
>> somewhere between $25000 for the "winner" to something in between, to
>> $5000
>> for the rest. After a great deal of deliberation among the 300 members of
>> Liquidnet, who ran a democratic process and voted, we were selected to be
>> among those "in between," meaning we didn't get the top prize of $25000,
>> but
>> we will be receiving $12500! which causes us mas alegre, to coin a phrase
>> from Nicaragua. We are awaiting guidelines on how the money will pass to
>> us,
>> and how it may/must be used. We think there will be no strings attached to
>> this grant, in which case I and I'm sure many of you have many ideas.
>> Either
>> way, perhaps sometime before Christmas a committee of us could meet to
>> discuss this and form a plan on the best use for the grant, or at least
>> part
>> of it just to get some money going. In spirit, the grant is called the
>> "local impact grant" so my guess is that the donor (Liquidnet) wants to
>> see
>> all/most/some of the money going locally. But I also received word that
>> there are no strings, so we will await a more definite statement from
>> them.
>> But the news is good either way, locally or internationally. Its nice to
>> have some good news to celebrate despite Patchogue, Mumbai, Iraq and the
>> tanking economy.
>>
>> Also, at the last meeting we discussed moving forward with our Friends of
>> Students for 60000, Inc. web site. George Pardo had taken certain steps to
>> do so, so had Jen Brady Cotter and Adam Kantrowitz. Since all live in
>> different communities, Jen volunteered at the last meeting to head up the
>> committee for final web site planning and implementation. We all agreed.
>> So
>> all those involved in web site plans please consult/pass things through
>> Jen
>> as she is the web chair. Her contact info is:
>>
>> jjjellybean7@xxxxxxxxxxx
>> or Jen Cotter Brady, 174 Ave. A, Holbrook, NY 11741
>> or 631 676 7557, or  631 588 4766
>>
>> Best wishes for good grant use and a terrific web site. PW
>>
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