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Make your charitable donation to MCN, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Give now and each dollar you donate will also yield a 100% match from Gallery Systems!
Dear MCN Community,
We need your help. MCN supports museum information and technology professionals and the greater community by providing a variety of resources and opportunities to explore new technologies and best practices in the field. Many MCN resources and services are open to the community free of charge. These include the MCN-L email list, the MCN Project Registry, this website, and webcasts of selected conference sessions.
MCN is grateful to all of you who have been able to support us through your organizations, individually, or as a corporate sponsor or advertiser. Your contributions make it possible to grow MCN and advance the services we offer. Our biggest activity is the annual conference, which addresses diverse topics confronting museums and museum technologists. It is attended by professionals from cultural heritage institutions in the United States and around the world.
The downturn in the economy is affecting all of us, including MCN. Almost every dollar in membership, conference registration, and sponsorship goes towards the conference. This year, income in all of these areas fell short of our already conservative estimates. The MCN Board acted quickly to cut expenses in areas where we had flexibility, but that is just one key part of a two-part solution.
We are delighted that one of our sponsors, Gallery Systems, which already generously provided a $10,000 sponsorship to support the 2009 conference, has offered an additional $5,000 in matching funds to help us close the gap. For those of you in our professional community (and beyond) who value the services and resources MCN offers, this is a rare opportunity to donate and have your funds matched dollar for dollar until the match is met.
Please also consider joining MCN if you are not already a member. Your membership dollars will be matched with this challenge as well.
With thanks for your support,
Christina DePaolo, President
Allegra Burnette, Vice President / President-Elect
Diana Folsom, Treasurer
Victoria Portway, Secretary
Douglas Hegley, Past President