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2016

Dear luxroots.com,
Thank you for your donation of € 150.00 to the Wikimedia Foundation. The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that supports Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects. Our mission is to build the most accessible and comprehensive source of free knowledge in the world.
We believe that knowledge is a fundamental human right. As humanity rushes into our digital future, we need open, accessible, public spaces to access knowledge online. Wikimedia is such a space. Wikipedia delivers free knowledge to people, by people, in hundreds of languages around our planet.
Over the course of a year, Wikipedia is edited and read by people on every continent, including Antarctica. Nearly half a billion people visit Wikipedia every month for everything from preserving cultural heritage, to improving cancer detection, to researching homework. They come to learn. They stay and discover.
Everyone is a potential Wikipedian. If you don't find what you're looking for on Wikipedia, you can start creating it yourself. The articles, words, pictures and data are created by a diverse community of people who volunteer to share their knowledge with the world.
Every day, we ask ourselves how we can increase our impact, and ensure Wikipedia and its sister projects are even more accurate, rich, and accessible tomorrow than they are today. Your donation will help us get there.
Thank you for keeping us growing and impacting lives another year.
Wikimedia Foundation
Many employers will match employee contributions: please check with your company to see if they have a corporate matching gift program.
For your records: Your donation, number CNTCT-17276314, on 2016-11-28 was € 150.00.
This letter may serve as a record of your donation. 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, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94105. U.S. tax-exempt number: 20-0049703

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2015

Cher/chère Asbl,
Merci pour l’inestimable don que vous faites en apportant la connaissance à chaque être humain, partout dans le monde.
Je m’appelle Lila Tretikov et je suis la directrice générale de la Fondation Wikimédia. Au cours de l'année passée, les dons comme le vôtre ont soutenu nos efforts pour développer l’encyclopédie en 287 langues et pour la rendre plus accessible à travers le monde entier. Nous nous efforçons d'avoir de l'incidence sur ceux qui n’auraient autrement pas accès à l’éducation. Nous apportons la connaissance à des personnes comme Akshaya Iyengar, de Solapur en Inde. Ayant grandi dans cette petite ville manufacturière de textile, elle a utilisé Wikipédia comme principale source d’apprentissage. Pour les étudiants dans ces régions, où les livres sont rares mais où il existe un accès à l’Internet mobile, Wikipédia est essentiel. Akshaya est allée faire des études universitaires en Inde et travaille maintenant comme développeuse de logiciels aux États-Unis. Elle attribue à Wikipédia la moitié de ses connaissances actuelles.
Cette histoire n’est pas unique. Notre mission est importante et présente de grands défis. La plupart des personnes qui utilisent Wikipédia sont surprises d’apprendre que Wikipedia est dirigé par une association sans but lucratif et financé par vos dons. Chaque année, il y a juste assez de dons pour que tout ce savoir continue d'être accessible à tout un chacun. Merci de rendre cette mission possible.
Au nom de presque un demi-milliard de personnes qui utilisent Wikipédia, des milliers de contributeurs bénévoles qui éditent Wikipédia et du personnel de la Fondation, je vous remercie de votre aide qui permettra cette année encore de maintenir Wikipédia accessible en ligne et sans publicité.
Merci,
Lila
Lila Tretikov
Directrice générale,
Fondation Wikimédia
donate.wikimedia.org
Certains employeurs doublent la contribution que peuvent faire leurs salariés : voyez auprès de votre entreprise si elle adopte un tel programme de dons jumelés.
Pour vos archives : votre don du 2015-09-13, numéro CNTCT-11406742, était de $ 150.00.

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2014

Cher/chère Georges,
Merci pour votre don inestimable d'apporter la connaissance à chaque être humain, partout dans le monde.
Je m’appelle Lila Tretikov et je suis la directrice générale de la Fondation Wikimédia. Durant l'année dernière, les dons comme le vôtre ont soutenu nos efforts pour développer l’encyclopédie en 287 langues et pour la rendre plus accessible à travers le monde entier. Nous nous efferçons d'avoir de l'incidence sur ceux qui n’auraient autrement pas accès à l’éducation. Nous apportons la connaissance à des personnes comme Akshaya Iyengar, de Solapur en Inde. Ayant grandi dans cette petite ville manufacturière de textile, elle a utilisé Wikipédia comme principale source d’apprentissage. Pour les étudiants dans ces régions, où les livres sont rares mais où il existe un accès à l’Internet mobile, Wikipédia est essentiel. Akshaya est allée faire des études universitaires en Inde et travaille maintenant comme développeuse de logiciels aux États-Unis. Elle attribue à Wikipédia la moitié de ses connaissances actuelles.
Cette histoire n’est pas unique. Notre mission est importante et présente de grands défis. La plupart des personnes qui utilisent Wikipédia sont surprises d’apprendre que Wikipedia est dirigé par une association sans but lucratif et est financé par vos dons. Chaque année, il y a juste assez de dons pour que tout ce savoir continue d'être accessible à tout un chacun. Merci de rendre cette mission possible.
Au nom du demi-milliard de personnes qui utilisent Wikipédia, des milliers de contributeurs bénévoles qui éditent Wikipédia et du personnel de la Fondation, je vous remercie pour votre aide à garder Wikipédia, cette année encore, accessible en ligne et sans publicité.
Merci,
Lila
Lila Tretikov
Directrice exécutive,
Fondation Wikimédia
donate.wikimedia.org
Pour vos archives : votre don du 2014-12-12, numéro CNTCT-9506541, était de $ 150.00.

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2013

Dear Georges,
You are so fantastic. THANK YOU for supporting the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that runs Wikipedia and its sister projects.
Your donation covers not only your own costs of using Wikipedia, but also the costs of other Wikipedia readers.
Like the retired farmer in upstate New York who's using Wikipedia to study the science of sludge, and the student in Kuala Lumpur who's researching organic chemistry. The British mechanic who, after he broke his back in an accident, used Wikipedia to retrain himself as a web developer. The civil servant in Finland who set up an offline version of Wikipedia for a small school in Ghana. And the father in Mexico City who takes his little daughters to the museum on weekends, and uses Wikipedia to help them understand everything they're seeing there.
Wikipedia's job is to bring the sum total of all human knowledge to everyone around the world in their own language. That's a pretty audacious mission, but with 30 million articles and 287 languages, I'd say that thanks to you and people like you, we are getting there.
On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, and the half-a-billion other Wikipedia readers around the world: thank you. The fact that you are helping to pay the costs of running Wikipedia means it can stay ad-free and independent of bias, focused solely on helping its readers. Exactly as it should be.
You may have noticed that for the first time this year we've tweaked our fundraising so that most people will only see the banners a handful of times, instead of for weeks. That's deliberate: we don't want people to get irritated by too many appeals. But it does mean that fewer people will figure out we're a non-profit, and that we want their help. So if you're willing, I'd appreciate if you'd help spread the word by forwarding this e-mail to a few of your friends.
And I'd love if you'd try joining us in helping to write Wikipedia. Wikipedia's written entirely by volunteers -- tens of thousands of ordinary people around the world, exactly like us. If you see a typo or a small mistake on Wikipedia, please fix it. If you know anything worth adding, please add it. Some people find it remarkably satisfying, and maybe you will too.
Thank you again. I very much appreciate your trust in us, and I promise you: we will use your money carefully and well.
Thanks,
Sue
Sue Gardner
Executive Director,
Wikimedia Foundation
donate.wikimedia.org
Many employers will match employee contributions which doubles your donation: please check with your company to see if they have a corporate matching gift program. You can follow us on Twitter, identi.ca or Google+, like us on Facebook and read our blog. Here is the Wikimedia Foundation annual report for 2011-12, the Wikimedia Foundation annual plan for 2013-2014 and the Wikimedia Foundation’s five-year strategic plan. You can also now buy Wikipedia merchandise at shop.wikimedia.org.
For your records: Your donation, number 5918440, on 2013-12-09 was €100.00.

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2012

Dear Georges,
Thank you for donating to the Wikimedia Foundation. You are wonderful!
It's easy to ignore our fundraising banners, and I'm really glad you didn't. This is how Wikipedia pays its bills --- people like you giving us money, so we can keep the site freely available for everyone around the world.
People tell me they donate to Wikipedia because they find it useful, and they trust it because even though it's not perfect, they know it's written for them. Wikipedia isn't meant to advance somebody's PR agenda or push a particular ideology, or to persuade you to believe something that's not true. We aim to tell the truth, and we can do that because of you. The fact that you fund the site keeps us independent and able to deliver what you need and want from Wikipedia. Exactly as it should be.
You should know: your donation isn't just covering your own costs. The average donor is paying for his or her own use of Wikipedia, plus the costs of hundreds of other people. Your donation keeps Wikipedia available for an ambitious kid in Bangalore who's teaching herself computer programming. A middle-aged homemaker in Vienna who's just been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. A novelist researching 1850s Britain. A 10-year-old in San Salvador who's just discovered Carl Sagan.
On behalf of those people, and the half-billion other readers of Wikipedia and its sister sites and projects, I thank you for joining us in our effort to make the sum of all human knowledge available for everyone. Your donation makes the world a better place. Thank you.
Most people don't know Wikipedia's run by a non-profit. Please consider sharing this e-mail with a few of your friends to encourage them to donate too. And if you're interested, you should try adding some new information to Wikipedia. If you see a typo or other small mistake, please fix it, and if you find something missing, please add it. There are resources that can help you get started. Don't worry about making a mistake: that's normal when people first start editing and if it happens, other Wikipedians will be happy to fix it for you.
I appreciate your trust in us, and I promise you we'll use your money well.
Thanks,
Sue

Sue Gardner
Executive Director,
Wikimedia Foundation
https://donate.wikimedia.org
For your records: Your donation on 2012-12-15 was EUR 100.00.

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2011

Dear Georges,
You are amazing, thank you so much for donating to the Wikimedia Foundation!
This is how we pay our bills -- it's people like you, giving five dollars, twenty dollars, a hundred dollars. My favourite donation last year was five pounds from a little girl in England, who had persuaded her parents to let her donate her allowance. It's people like you, joining with that girl, who make it possible for Wikipedia to continue providing free, easy access to unbiased information, for everyone around the world. For everyone who helps pay for it, and for those who can't afford to help. Thank you so much.
I know it's easy to ignore our appeals, and I'm glad that you didn't. From me, and from the tens of thousands of volunteers who write Wikipedia: thank you for helping us make the world a better place. We will use your money carefully, and I thank you for your trust in us.
Thanks,

Sue Gardner
Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director

For your records: Your donation on 2011-11-23 was EUR 100.00.

This letter may serve as a record of your donation. 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. U.S. tax-exempt number: 20-0049703

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2010

Dear Georges,

Thank you for your gift of USD 100.00 to the Wikimedia Foundation, received on November 14, 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 nearly 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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2009

Dear Georges,

Thank you for your gift of USD 75.00 to the Wikimedia Foundation, received on November 18, 2009.

Your donation celebrates everything Wikipedia stands for: the power of information, freedom, sharing, learning and discovery.
Thank you so much for helping keep Wikipedia freely available for its 330 million readers around the world.

Many people love Wikipedia, but surprisingly few know it's run by a non-profit. Please help us spread the word, by forwarding this e-mail to a few of your friends.

If you have questions about your donation, please send a message to donate@wikimedia.org. To learn more about the Wikimedia Foundation, visit our blog at http://blog.wikimedia.org/ or our website at http://wikimediafoundation.org/. Or, follow us at http://twitter.com/wikimedia, http://identi.ca//wikimedia, or http://bit.ly/wikiFacebook.

And again, thank you. I'm really, really happy to have your help.

Sincerely Yours,
Sue Gardner
Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation

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2008

Dear Georges,
On behalf of the Wikimedia Foundation, I wish to acknowledge and thank you for your gift of USD 30.00 to the Wikimedia Foundation, received on December 29, 2008. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Your generosity helps ensure that the Wikimedia Foundation continues to make human knowledge free and accessible to the world. The Wikimedia Foundation operates some of the largest and most popular collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia, one of the world's top ten most popular websites. Our work is important: we are grateful you have joined with us to help make it happen.
Sincerely Yours,
Sue Gardner, Executive Director,
Wikimedia Foundation
Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge. - Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia
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