[Foundation-l] [Announcement] Frank Stanton Foundation donates USD 262K

Sue Gardner sgardner at wikimedia.org
Sun Jul 27 23:36:21 UTC 2008

Hi folks,

I'm happy to tell you that the Wikimedia Foundation has received a 
substantial donation from the Stanton Foundation, a private foundation 
created to further philanthropic goals set by the late Dr. Frank 
Stanton. Dr. Stanton, who died two years ago at the age of 98, was a 
noted American broadcasting executive and longtime president of the CBS 
television network.

The Stanton Foundation has given Wikimedia USD $262,000 to support the
purchase of database servers, application servers, network equipment and 
other hardware.  The tech team will spend the money throughout 2008, and 
will begin to have the new hardware installed and operating in just a 
few months.

This gift is a major vote of confidence in the work we are doing 
together. I'm really happy that the Stanton Foundation has chosen to 
support the Wikimedia projects, and our goal of bringing free knowledge 
to people all over the world.

Congratulations to the tech team :-)


Sue Gardner
Executive Director
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

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