I would agree that it is a good idea for the Board to be discussing transfers to the Endowment but perhaps not for the same reasons as SJ. The money raised by the Foundation has been given by donors, usually in small amounts, to the Foundation where it is administered by the Board as Trustees with at least some connection with the Community, some members of whom have set out in public for the Community their positions on certain questions of interest and indeed importance to the Community. Transferring that money to an endowment controlled by a committee of advisors with no connection with the community, and who have so far made no public presentation of how they intend to invest or spend the money, seems a retrograde step, and one that the Board would do well to scrutinise carefully.
"Rogol" On Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 11:51 PM, Samuel Klein <meta...@gmail.com> wrote: > This is great; thank you, Stephen. It is good to see additional transfers > to the endowment on the agenda. > > Regards, SJ > > On Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 1:24 PM, Stephen LaPorte <slapo...@wikimedia.org> > wrote: > > > Hi all, > > > > The agenda for the next Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees meeting on > > June 16, 2017 is now available on Meta Wiki: https://meta.wikimedia.o > > rg/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_board_agenda_2017-06 > > > > Best, > > Stephen > > > > -- > > Stephen LaPorte > > Senior Legal Counsel > > Wikimedia Foundation > > > > *NOTICE: As an attorney for the Wikimedia Foundation, for legal and > > ethical reasons, I cannot give legal advice to, or serve as a lawyer for, > > community members, volunteers, or staff members in their personal > capacity. > > For more on what this means, please see our legal disclaimer > > <https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Legal_Disclaimer>.* > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Please note: all replies sent to this mailing list will be immediately > > directed to Wikimedia-l, the public mailing list of the Wikimedia > > community. For more information about Wikimedia-l: > > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l > > _______________________________________________ > > WikimediaAnnounce-l mailing list > > wikimediaannounc...@lists.wikimedia.org > > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaannounce-l > > > > > > > -- > Samuel Klein @metasj w:user:sj +1 617 529 4266 > <(617)%20529-4266> > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>