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SI Alternative Spring Break 2011

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BENEFITING: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

ORGANIZER: School of Information

EVENT DATE: Feb 28, 2011

HOURS PLEDGED: 40

Meg Hixon

THE STORY:

Ireland: The country where I spent my summer.
Grand Rapids, Michigan: My childhood home.
New York: Just about halfway between my two homes.

I'll be spending my spring break helping the formidable New York Public Library organize and put on a festival of Irish-related films. "Hidden Ireland" is going to dive deeper than the familiar stereotypes, and having experienced the culture of modern Ireland firsthand I'm looking forward to showing New York how awesome, and surprising, the Emerald Isle can be.

I am going to help make the world better. I am going to spend my week off not in some sun-drenched tropical paradise, but instead volunteering. What can a mob of nerds possibly do in a week? Well, we can do a lot of things. We can help nonprofits build better, more effective websites. We can design better children's areas in public libraries. We can help the Library of Congress figure out what the heck America is, anyway.

You know you want to.

School of Information University of Michigan wrote -

The School of Information's Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program is unlike any other ASB program out there. Through this program, current students of the School of Information go out into the world and spend their spring break week (which is actually in the middle of winter here in Michigan), not partying it up in Cancun, but applying their information management skills at non-profit organizations, government agencies, and educational and cultural institutions to help these organizations fulfill their mission and provide better services, often using innovative technologies.

SI ASB participants spend their week in New York City, Chicago, Detroit, and Washington D.C. at organizations such as GreenMap System, the United Nations, Adler Planetarium, Carnegie Hall Archives, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and that National Archives and Records Administration. Interested folks can see a full list of participating organizations at http://siasb.cms.si.umich.edu/organizations

$46

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Meg Hixon

    $11

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Elena

    $10

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $13,876 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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School of Information U of M

Amount Raised

$4,294

Fundraiser Title

Deborah Nelson

Amount Raised

$2,150

 

100% Raised of $2,150 Goal

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Cassandra Palmer

Amount Raised

$1,635

 

100% Raised of $1,635 Goal

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Jeff MacKie-Mason

Amount Raised

$1,165

 

47% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Annelise

Amount Raised

$805

 

32% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Megan Collins

Amount Raised

$670

 

27% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Anne Cox

Amount Raised

$526

 

21% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Tiffany Chow

Amount Raised

$491

Donor Comments

Elena

Elena

DONATION: $10

8 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

8 years ago

Meg Hixon

Meg Hixon

DONATION: $11

I won $11 at trivia tonight. Here's where it's going. 8 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

8 years ago