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And The Overfund Goes To…

DANIELLE MAYER to bring a Mini Maker Faire to Fresno. I hope that the total raised, $2,325, will go a long, long way to making that happen. And Danielle, I can tell you that there are a lot of people interested in seeing this happen. If you’re looking for volunteers, you won’t have any trouble finding them! I think Fresno would do well with an event like this, and the people who donated were largely in favor of seeing you awarded with this money. If there’s anything I can do to help, please let me know. Good luck, and we’ll be following your progress!   What Comes Next? For the Overfund, this may become a regular thing. In fact, I’ve got something in the works for it. Watch this space for more info on that in the near future. For Danielle? We’ll find out! … Continue reading

Congratulations, Scholarship Winner

This post is scheduled to publish on Thursday, but I’m writing it much earlier than that. In fact, if you’re reading this on Thursday the 3rd (or even Friday), there’s a good chance I’m still sedated from the surgery I had that morning, so let’s hope the “Scheduled Post” feature is working properly. As you all know, this was a difficult decision. All the finalists and lots of the other applicants deserve this money, but I had to choose just one. To do that, I really had to examine the reasons WHY I wanted to do this in the first place. Talk about some uncomfortable moments for ol’ irms. After a bit of denial, I came to the conclusion that I decided to give away this money for two reasons, both selfish: I want to be the catalyst of someone’s good … Continue reading

Update 6: A Thousand Dollar Scholarship For A Doer

UPDATE 6: Another generous and anonymous donation! This is now the “Two-Thousand One-Hundred Dollar Scholarship For A Doer”. UPDATE 5: Even though the deadline for applications has passed, people have not stopped being generous. Thanks to another anonymous donation, this is now the “Two-Thousand Dollar Scholarship For A Doer”. Now, that’s awesome! UPDATE 4: “I just want to be a part of changing a life in a simple way.” — Anonymous. We are now the “One-Thousand EIGHT-Hundred Dollar Scholarship For A Doer” UPDATE 3: We are now the “One-Thousand Seven-Hundred Dollar Scholarship For A Doer”, thanks to a strictly anonymous giver! UPDATE 2: Stephanie Tinsley Schopp is throwing in another $100. It’s now the “One-Thousand Six-Hundred Dollar Scholarship For A Doer”. Thanks, Stephanie! UPDATE: Since announcing this initiative, two different people have come forward and would like to add to the pot. Therefore, the “Thousand Dollar Scholarship For … Continue reading