To quickly respond such that people are not terribly confused -- our major
gifts team is hosting a fundraising event at the Dillon Gallery in NY
sometime in the future. I don't have any further details myself (not my
area of what we do); but I'll direct the attention of that team to this
thread/question.

~Matt Walker
Wikimedia Foundation
Fundraising Technology Team


On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 5:30 PM, Dan Collins <en.wp.s...@gmail.com> wrote:

> What are you talking about? A quick Google reveals no evidence that the
> Wikimedia Foundation and the Dillon Gallery have any association, apart
> from we have a wiki page on them. Who is the mail from - WMF or a chapter?
> Do you often receive snail mail from them? If not, do you have any evidence
> that you haven't fallen victim to an elaborate scam? What is an
> "invitation(?)" and how does it differ from an invitation?
>
> To borrow your TL;DR, In short: huh???
>
>
> On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 8:09 PM, Renata St <renataw...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi, so I got this snail mail with an invitation(?) to an event(?) at
> Dillon
> > Gallery on Oct 1 for a suggested(?) donation of $500... and it left me
> > confused more than anything else.
> >
> > What's the event about? I can't find anything anywhere else (not that I
> > looked very hard). I understand it's a fundraising function, but besides
> > that? If I go there, what am I going to get (other than Cocktails & Hors
> > d'oeuvres)?
> >
> > What if I don't do the suggested donation?
> >
> > On a whole different level, since when does Wikimedia do fundraising
> > events? I thought it was a policy to abandon attempts to gain major
> donors
> > and to focus on the $10 donations? When did that change?
> >
> > In short: huh???
> >
> > R.
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