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Fundraiser Latin American Lichenologists at IAL9

  • 12 Dec 2019 9:15 AM
    Message # 8256562

    Dear Northwest Lichenologists,

    you probably have received this announcement already, but just in case:

    The Grupo Latinoamericano de Liquenólogos (GLAL) has just launched a fundraising campaign on GoFundMe:

    Our goal is to raise sufficient funds for scholarships that will allow lichenologists from Latin America attend the 9th Symposium of the International Association for Lichenology (IAL9) in Bonito, Brazil, August 2-7, 2020.

    This is the first time that this big international meeting of lichenologists from all over the world takes place on the Latin American continent.

    We believe you understand how dire the economic situation in many Latin American countries currently is. Your contribution is a unique chance to support students and professionals, who otherwise might be unable to attend.

    We would much appreciate any support of this campaign.

    Even if you yourself are unable to contribute, we would still much appreciate it, if you could share the link to our campaign as widely as possible:

    Thank you,

    Manuela Dal Forno (Brazil), Jesús Hernández (Venezuela) and Frank Bungartz (USA)

    [organizing committee GoFundMe - Latin American Lichenologists at IAL9]

  • 13 Dec 2019 9:56 AM
    Reply # 8267223 on 8256562

    I think this would be a good cause for NWL to donate to. Let's bring it up at our board meeting.

  • 14 Dec 2019 6:27 PM
    Reply # 8280899 on 8256562

    I'm not on the board, but as a member I think this would be a good use of our money.

  • 24 Jan 2020 6:58 PM
    Reply # 8674804 on 8256562
    Bruce McCune (Administrator)

    At the request of the NWL Board from the January meeting we donated $1000 to this campaign. This is a substantial contribution toward their goal.

    See the latest at

  • 31 Jan 2020 8:23 AM
    Reply # 8704624 on 8256562

    Dear Northwest Lichenologists!

    I wanted to thank you all so much for this contribution! Your generous contribution is very much appreciated. I have also approached CALS and ABLS, but unfortunately did not receive any response from them.

    Therefore your support is all the more appreciated. We hope to see some of you at the IAL9, where I will make sure we announce the generous support that the campaign received.

    Thanks again,


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