[Chicago] Remembering Tanya Schlusser: Donations to PyLadies Chicago

Ray Berg raymondwberg at gmail.com
Wed Dec 18 18:09:13 EST 2019

This is so great, Lorena. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to
contribute! I've entered mine, and I echo the rally to support Tanya's

Ray Berg

On Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 11:46 AM Lorena Mesa <me at lorenamesa.com> wrote:

> Greetings ChiPy,
> I wanted to first and foremost thank the ChiPy organizers and ChiPy
> community for organizing and sharing so many memories of Tanya Schlusser at
> the October general meeting. Tanya, if you did now know her, is a beloved
> ChiPy member that passed away this late summer.  Many of us benefitted from
> her direct mentoring,  counsel, and general warmth and kindness.
> Actually, as I shared at October's ChiPy general meeting, Tanya was one of
> my first ChiPy mentors and helped me kick off PyLadies Chicago in 2013. She
> was one of our first PyLades Chicago teachers and a frequent mentor for
> Django Girls Chicago (which PyLadies Chicago has put on three times).
> Additionally, Tanya was also a great ally and advocate for me and many
> PyLadies Chicago members as well as ChiPy members. I know she was quite
> active in ChiPy's mentorship program too.
> An idea that was suggested at the October ChiPy meeting was to collect
> funds to help contribute to causes Tanya cherished and believed in --
> specifically in promoting underrepresented people in Python. PyLadies
> Chicago therefore is running a donation drive through Feb 2020 to help
> raise money to use for programming including for travel grants for PyLadies
> members to attend PyCon US. You can donate at:
> https://psfmember.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=27. All
> donations are tax exempt as PyLadies Chicago is a fiscal sponsoree of the
> Python Software Foundation.
> Any size donation is appreciated or, if you cannot donate, please share.
> We will send thank yous to our donors on the other side. Together we all
> make Python better , thank you for all you do!
> Warm Regards,
> __________________________________________________________________
> *Lorena Mesa*
> Co-Organizer, PyLadies Chicago <http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-PyLadies/>
> Director & Vice-Chair Elect, Python Software Foundation
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