Eileen King, Amarjot Kaur, Amanda Malloy, and Kathy Ensor on ASA Giving Day, October 19,
during the Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio
Member Donations Help Make Global Impact
Amanda Malloy, ASA Director of Development
On October 19, I sat at a table at the Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference and watched in anticipation as the donation counter on the ASA Giving Day website began to rise. When I announced the start of giving day that morning, along with three members of the ASA Board of Directors (Amarjot Kaur, Kathy Ensor, and Eileen King), I wasn’t sure what the day had in store. This was a big first for the organization, and I was anxious to see how it would be received.
In the end—in just 24 hours—more than 230 members donated in excess of $50,000 to ASA programs, and 85 of those members were first-time givers! The 2017/2018 ASA Board of Directors matched donations up to $30,000, so that’s more than $80,000 going to ASA programs. That’s nearly half of the total donations from individual members in all of 2017. What a way to kick off the first-ever dedicated day of giving for the ASA!
It is exciting to see so many members get behind the work being done to improve K–12 statistics education, support competitions like ASA DataFest, back student chapters and travel awards, increase statistical literacy, and increase advocacy efforts. As a member of the ASA, you make this a special organization. Having your support to deliver programs that not only benefit those in the statistics profession, but the public as well, makes this an even more exceptional organization to be part of.
Thank you to all members who donate to the ASA. You help us carry on with these important programs and more. A special thank you to everyone who donated on ASA Giving Day and to those who helped spread the message. I am humbled by your generosity and support.
Visit the Giving Day website to see all those who participated and to learn more about what your donations help do.
Board of Directors
These members were the inspiration behind ASA Giving Day and the board matching campaign.