[Chicago] [ANN] ChiPy receives sponsorship

Massimo Di Pierro massimo.dipierro at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 16:24:24 CEST 2011

Congratulations Brian!

On Sep 21, 2011, at 9:22 AM, Brian Ray wrote:

> Good news, a sponsor has given us a larger than normal donation to  
> help cover ChiPy expenses for the next 6 months.
> I filed with the state of illinois and the irs as non-profit so we  
> could open a bank account. If you ever want to see a statement, let  
> me know.
> The sponsor does not want their name on the internet for giving the  
> donation so I will tell you in person who it was if you ask me. They  
> did not do it for and do not want publicity because they just want  
> to support the good things we do. I think they were particularly  
> interested in things like our educational and mentoring programs as  
> well as our traditional monthly meetings.
> How will we spend? I would like to see business as usual and help  
> cover the gap with things fall apart like if a host can not provide  
> food. Of course, we want to be frugal because these resources by no  
> means are limitless nor do they cover all of our needs for the next  
> year. Nonetheless, this is a step in the right direction for ChiPy  
> and I think as others see the good things we do, they too will be  
> interested in supporting ChiPy.
> -- 
> Brian Ray
> --------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Brian Ray <brianhray at gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 5:53 PM
> Subject: ChiPy Donation
> Thanks for the $5k, 100% of it is going to be used to expand the  
> organization ChiPy (Chicago Python User Group) which benefits  
> Chicago by:
> holding monthly meetings with presentations about the Python  
> Programming Language
> recording meetings and presenting those for public consumption
> educate the community on Python
> mentor programers in finding job placement
> mentoring employers in finding talent
> sponsor open source efforts
> The donations will be used for things like:
> purchasing food and drink for meetings
> covering other meeting expenses
> hosting of the chipy.org website and marketing efforts
> Purchasing A/V equipment
> recording and distribution of meetings
> Food, drink, and materials for The ChiPy Mentoring Project and other  
> educational efforts.
> Again, thank you for your kindness. I look forward to helping the  
> organization grow and continue to do good things in Chicago.
> Sincerely,
> Brian Ray
> ChiPy Organizer
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