Are You Up for the Challenge?

Good riddance to 2020, right? It’s been a year… one in which we’ve pivoted to working from home, documenting a pandemic, diversifying our collection content and our profession, holding virtual conferences, and navigating a serious economic downturn.
Through it all, more than 1,000 archivists have supported the work of the SAA Foundation—work that includes funding research and project grants, providing travel grants for attendance at the SAA Annual Meeting, and supporting colleagues experiencing acute financial hardship via the Archival Workers Emergency Fund.
And continuing our commitment to providing financial and mentoring support to students of color pursuing graduate education in archival science through the Mosaic Scholarship FundEighteen individuals have benefitted from a Mosaic Scholarship since the program began in 2009. Here’s what 2018 recipient Alexis Recto (Skirball Cultural Center and Museum, Los Angeles) has to say about her experience: 

Applying to the Mosaic Scholarship really encouraged me to consider the ways in which I can amplify my heritage as a first-generation Filipino-American and empower my community through archives. Thanks to the significant monetary support provided by this scholarship, I was able to hone in on my research on and practice with community-based archives without the looming worry of rising student debt. I now continue to engage with community-based archives and focus my endeavors on how communities are seen and understood through their archives.

Through your past generosity to the SAA Foundation’s Strategic Growth Fund and other initiatives, you’ve helped the profession meet a host of challenges. As this memorable year winds down, we’re asking you to recommit to supporting our work together. Review the Foundation’s funds here.

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A message from SAA Foundation Board member Meredith Evans, PhD, about the importance of the Foundation’s work on behalf of the archives profession.

Are you up to the challenge of supporting the profession and archivists in 2021?  As we look to a future committed to a strong, active, and agile profession, we also look to you for support at any amount that is comfortable for you. Thank you!

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P.S. Donations to the SAA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax-deductible. Did you know that you can deduct up to $300 for charitable contributions in 2020, even if you don’t itemize on your income tax return? Read more from the New York Times here.