=Wednesday 28 December=
A total of 287 donations were made through PayPal on '''Day 13''',
yielding the equivalent of
$9,139.82 USD; an increase of $806.73 over Day 12. The average donation this day was
(second highest in the drive so far).
Mail donations since the last update amounted to an amazing $7,788, bringing that total
$8,508.00 and the day's overall total to $16,927.82.
:Grand total at end of day: '''$139,324.11'''
Breakdown of Day 13 PayPal donations:
AUD 76.24 (57.22 USD)
CAD 185.39 (152.56 USD)
EUR 1,561.37 (1,896.58 USD)
GBP 310.32 (556.50 USD)
JPY 75,224.00 (679.65 USD)
Total 9,139.82 USD
Copied from: http://fundraising.wikimedia.org/2005q4/index.php/2005-12-28/report/
==Special thanks to those who gave large donations==
An anonymous donor gave a $2000 USD donation this day! There were also many donors who
equivalent of about $100 or more (listed in no particular order); Raymond Maceiras, Prof J
Malone-Lee, Armando Ferreira, Masayoshi Sakaguchi, John Lehmann, Seshadri Ramani, Mark
Dennis Maki, Henry Gurr, Carlan Met, and 6 anonymous donors.
:<small>Note: While large donations are great, it should be noted that about 70% of
all the money
donated to the Wikimedia Foundation comes from donations that are the equivalent of $50 or
and the average donation is about $25.</small>
==Selected donor comments==
Let's all thank everybody who donated on this day by reading their comments.
:Full listing at: http://fundraising.wikimedia.org/2005q4/index.php/2005-12-28/detail/
*"Thank you! An interactive encyclopedia is a great idea! We use Wikipedia quite a
lot and we like
it as it is now, without ads, collaborative, and independent." by Carola and Miguel
*"Travailler en communauté et pour la Communauté. Merci pour ce bel idéal." by
*"Sorry, you can't edit this donation!" by Roberto Frangi
*"Wiki is an excellent encyclopedia." by Masayoshi Sakaguchi
*"Geniales, weltveraenderndes, offenes Projekt. Ich moechte da was
zurueckgeben." by Björn Kuhlen
*"thanks for the great infomation. I am a Fine art student and this is such a great
site for a
wealth of infomation. i use it almost everyday!" by jordan wolff
*"perchè portate nelle case la conoscenza....grazie" by carlo bernardini
*"An impressive and valued intellectual and cultural resource" by Dennis Maki
*"I refer to you amost daily - keep it up!" by anonymous
*"May this site be an example for others to follow in social participation" by
*"wikipedia!!! la miglior enciclopedia del mondo!!!! fantastca!!!!! se ognuno donasse
un euro o un
dollaro, si arriverebbe facilmente alla quota prefissata..." by anonymous
*"I'm just sharing a part of what you've saved me. Thank you." by Dennis
*"With the stones of the past we build our future, and knowledge is how to use those
*"Thank you. This is the power of internet." by anonymous
*"A very valuable resource. Thank you." by anonymous
Some of my personal favorites:
*"After I become a billionaire, count me in for 10 million" by anonymous
*"Thank you! The most reliable and comprehensive source I've found yet. Keep up
the great work!"
*"A few years ago, I thought corporations would take over the Internet. Wikipedia is
an example of
community ownership that amazes me." by Mark Svendsen
*"WikiPedia is a great progect that helps all humanity. I'm impressed by how good
you are and in
such a short time! Keep up the good work!!!!!!" by Henry Gurr
*"Wikipedia got me an A this semester." by Matthew Harrison
*"Thanks to everyone who has contributed" by Daniel Cardenas
*"Don't be a hippo! Donate now like me!" by John Devor
-- Daniel Mayer
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