PRINCETON IN ASIA INC wrote -
CAMPAIGN UPDATE (June 24th):
Thanks to the enthusiasm and generosity of the PiA community over the past 3 weeks, and especially the past 24 hours – including an incredibly generous donation from "Yalies for PiA" to put us over the finish line this morning – we have reached our goal of $50,000. With the 2-for-1 match made possible by PiA's Board of Trustees, this means we have raised $150,000 for the 150 members of the PiA Class of 2015 –
and we couldn't have done it without you.
Thank you for helping us reach our goal and raise 150 for 150!
Though all we feel like doing right now is throwing on our party hats, our work isn't done. With 6 days left in our fiscal year, there is still time to make a contribution to support PiA's operating costs and invest in the next generation of PiA fellows and partners. PiA has been serving communities and transforming lives for 117 years, and we need your help to keep that legacy going strong.
Click the orange "DONATE" button on the right to make your contribution and invest in the next generation of PiA!
ORIGINAL CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCEMENT (June 1st):
Every year, PiA sends 150 bright, talented, adventurous young people to live and serve in local communities in Asia, where they contribute to the work of over 70 partner organizations across 19 countries, learn new languages (and re-learn how to cross the street!), get lost, laugh at themselves, redefine the meaning of "spicy," and build friendships that last a lifetime. They all leave with a different perspective on the world, and on themselves. (And some of them never leave.)
With the newly minted PiA fellows getting ready to hit the ground in Asia, PiA is launching a crowdfunding campaign to support their fellowships this upcoming year. Our goal is to raise $150,000 for these 150 new fellows – 150 for 150 – by the end of our fiscal year on June 30th. In an incredible show of generosity, PiA's Board of Trustees has already pledged $100,000 in matching funds. That means every dollar donated between now and June 30th will be matched 2-to-1, up to $50,000. Your dollar donated to PiA will go three times as far this month – kind of like it used to in Asia!
Help us raise 150 for 150 and ensure another year of life-changing adventures, good stories, jobs that matter, close encounters with chili peppers and transformed perspectives for PiA fellows in Asia. The PiA class of 2015 thanks you!