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Thanks Letter from Wikimedia Foundation in 2011

Today when I was browsing the unread emails in my mailbox, I found this thanks letter from Wikimedia Foundation last year, after I donated $10 to Wikipedia.

Here it is.

Subject: Thank you from the Wikimedia Foundation

Date: 2011-11-17 11:07

Dear Max,

Thank you for your gift of USD 10.00 to the Wikimedia Foundation, received on 2011-11-17. I’m very grateful for your support.

Your donation celebrates everything Wikipedia stands 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 Wikipedia freely available for its 364 million readers around the world.

These funds support technology and people. The Wikimedia Foundation develops and improves the technology behind Wikipedia, and sustains the infrastructure that keeps it up and running. The foundation has a staff of less then a hundred, 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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This letter can serve as a record for tax purposes. 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. Tax-exempt number: 20-0049703

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