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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 $31.85 (second highest in the drive so far). A total of €538.76 ($651.54) was donated through Dexia via 15 donations.
Mail donations since the last update amounted to an amazing $7,788, bringing that total to $8,508.00 and the day's overall total to $17,579.36.
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) USD 5,797.32 Total 9,139.82 USD
Special thanks to those who gave large donations
An anonymous donor gave a $2000 USD donation this day! There were also many donors who gave the equivalent of about $100 or more (listed in no particular order); Raymond Maceiras, Prof J G Malone-Lee, Armando Ferreira, Masayoshi Sakaguchi, John Lehmann, Seshadri Ramani, Mark Svendsen, Dennis Maki, Henry Gurr, Carlan Met, and 6 anonymous donors.
- 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 less and the average donation is about $25.
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 Andrade
- "Travailler en communauté et pour la Communauté. Merci pour ce bel idéal." by anonymous
- "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 Seshadri Ramani
- "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 Storm
- "With the stones of the past we build our future, and knowledge is how to use those stones." by Daniel Scallon
- "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!" by anonymous
- "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 project 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