As many of you know, the COMMON Education Foundation’s Al Barsa Memorial Scholarship is very important to me.
A discussion thread on MIDRANGE-L was the impetus for the scholarship and midrange.com has made a yearly contribution.
This year, however, I want to try something different.
I’m going to borrow something from public broadcasting … and do a CHALLENGE grant.
A challenge grant is pretty simple … for every dollar contributed by other people, midrange.com will also contribute a dollar (up to a maximum of $300). This challenge is going to run today until December 24th.
Because this is somewhat spur of the moment, I wasn’t able to setup a formal mechanism to handle this … so I’m going to use the honor method of verifying contribution. Email me directly and tell me how much you are going to contribute and midrange.com will match it.
If you have any questions, feel free to comment on this post or email me directly.
Duane Christen had a great idea also …
I would like to suggest that if anyone else is so inclined, to contribute to the Al Barsa Scholarship in memory of Lukas Beeler and /or Simon Coulter, two exceptional contributors to the IBM i community, and midrange.com specifically, who passed away this year.
Small disclaimer … I am, at least in theory, on the board of the COMMON Education Foundation.
Thanks to my brother Mitch (who happens to be non-profit charitable giving expert) for the idea.