A Belated Thank You for Celebrating the AWE Fund’s Birthday with Us

It’s not always easy to enjoy birthdays in these pandemic times, but this community of archival workers and archives fans came together to make the AWE Fund’s birthday week truly celebratory.

Thank you to the 40+ new individuals who gave through the Coffee for Colleagues GoFundMe. Recurring small gifts through this platform ensure the AWE Fund’s long term sustainability. You have brought us within sight of our goal to have 100 recurring donors giving a total of $1,000 a month.

Thank you to the eight regional organizations who answered our call to spread the word about the birthday party to their members: Archivists of the Houston Area, Chicago Area Archivists, Chicago Area Medical Archivists, the Consortium of Iowa Archivists, Maine Archives and Museums, Society of California Archivists, Society of North Carolina Archivists, and the Three Rivers Archivists. Your efforts helped us amplify our message. An extra thank you to Society of California Archivists for donating $1,200 to the AWE Fund, allowing us to easily surpass our April fundraising goal.

Missed the celebration? It’s never too late for a birthday present. Please consider a small recurring gift through the Coffee for Colleagues campaign. We still need more “caffeinators” to reach our goal of 100 recurring donors and $1,000 a month. Your gift could be the one that puts us over the top.

As we work together to survive the pandemic and work against the labor conditions that create persistent financial precarity for our neighbors and colleagues, the ongoing support of the AWE Fund continues to be a source of hope for survival and change.