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Giving Tuesday: Support teachers and leaders

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If you’re active on social media or a WW Perspectives follower, you may have noticed a certain hashtag going around. Today is #GivingTuesday—a day meant to encourage giving during a consumer-driven holiday season—and today Woodrow Wilson needs your support. WW has been encouraging scholars, supporting teachers, developing leaders, and changing lives for seven decades. With your show of support by tweet, by Facebook post, or by donation, you can be a part of the WW story and help make more opportunities like this possible:

Elizabeth A. Fenn CN ’98 won a 2015 Pulitzer Prize for her book, Encounters at the Heart of the World, a history of the Native American Mandan people. Dr. Fenn talks about the opportunity her Fellowship gave her in a recent episode of the WW Perspectives podcast:

The Newcombe was immensely important to me because it gave me what all scholars need most—which is time to write… I was able to take Pox Americana [her dissertation and first book] and basically publish it within two years of receiving my Ph.D. ….  Given the current zeitgeist of the arts and the humanities today, I think it’s more important than ever to have these sorts of fellowships available. We need more of them, to be quite honest.

Last year, Americans spent about $53.5 billion on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday raised an estimated $45.7 million for 4,396 unique non-profit organizations on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. That’s less than a tenth of one percent of total holiday shopping revenues on the nation’s biggest retail days, but for non-profit organizations like Woodrow Wilson, it’s much-needed funding that makes support and service possible for millions of people.

Join WW today. Spread the word on your social media accounts or give financially at Woodrow.org/support.


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