Friends of Apereo - An Appeal

For almost a decade and a half, the Apereo Foundation and its predecessors have been at the forefront of creating and sustaining software in the service of  education.

We've accomplished that by creating innovative and functional open source software collaboratively – made by educators, for educators. And we've had the help of many, many, talented and committed individuals in that work.

Apereo and it's predecessors have always sought to recognize that talent and commitment through a series of recognition programs. These programs – such as the fellows program and teaching innovation awards – have both celebrated commitment and success, and helped take those successes to the next level by providing small amounts of funding to facilitate networking good practice and further development.

As the Apereo family of software and related communities grows larger, we'd like to support and extend those recognition programs with a new membership category – individual membership or 'Friends of Apereo'. This doesn't mean that Apereo is changing it's primary focus on supporting  education institutions and serving their mission, but it does mean we're finding new ways to involve, enlarge and engage our community in doing just that.

By making a small contribution that will be dedicated to our support programs, Friends of Apereo can help make a difference. In return, we'll help you stay in touch by providing discounted access to Open Apereo, our main annual conference, and give you a say in how Apereo is run by voting for a reserved Friends of Apereo board seat.

Apereo's work has touched countless learners, teachers and researchers worldwide, helping to both extend access to learning opportunities, and enriching them. Help us sustain and extend that by becoming an Friend of Apereo today.

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Ian Dolphin
Executive Director, Apereo Foundation