$250,000 Matching Challenge Taking Secular Students to the Next Level
I have big news for you.
Secular Student Alliance supporters Jeff Hawkins and Janet Strauss are excited that the SSA is growing so rapidly. Jeff and Janet know that students are an essential demographic if we want a more secular world. That's why they helped us in 2011 as we added 110 secular campus groups, sent 303 packages of tabling supplies, held our largest annual conference ever, and organized 94 speakers' bureau events around the country.
But we know we can do more.
That's why they're challenging SSA supporters to take it to the next level. They are pledging a $250,000 matching offer - whatever you donate, they'll match dollar-for-dollar up to a quarter of a million dollars!
Jeff Hawkins told us, "Janet and I love what the Secular Student Alliance accomplished in 2011. We are thrilled they have set their sights even higher in 2012. Building the secular student movement is an essential investment in our nation's future. We challenge everyone who wants a more secular future to join us in contributing."
The Secular Student Alliance exists to create a world where secular students are respected voices in public discourse and vital partners in the secular movement's charge against irrationality and dogma. We do this by supporting high school and college groups that advance secular values. Because the student leaders we support give so much of their time and talent already, we don't ask their groups to pay for our services. When a new group joins the SSA, it does so for free. More groups mean we're doing very well at realizing our mission, but it does mean we need more funds to support them.
Our work relies entirely on the contributions of our supporters and a small handful of foundations. Giving every college and high school student access to a secular student group on their campus is our vision for advancing secular values, and the only thing that allows us to pursue this vision is strong financial backing from everyone who shares it.
Thank you for making it possible to take the Secular Student Alliance to the next level: Donate today to double your impact and help us reach this ambitious challenge!
August E. Brunsman IV
P.S. The Secular Student Alliance is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit, so all donations to the SSA are tax deductible to the full extent of the law