Wikimedia Endowment/Meetings/July 11, 2018

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9:00 – 9:10 am -Welcome and Introductions

  1. Approve January meeting minutes
  2. Reappoint Annette Campbell White and Jimmy Wales

9:10 - 9:30 am - Wikimedia Endowment Governance Update (Eileen Hershenov)

9:30 - 9:50 am - Fundraising Update (Kaitlin Thaney and Marc Brent)

9:50 - 10:00 am - Investment Update (Lisa Gruwell)

10:00 - 10:15 am - Next Meeting Scheduling & Topic Confirmation


Location: Remote

Meeting Attendees:

Endowment Advisory Board Members: Annette Campbell-White, Peter Baldwin, and Jimmy


Wikimedia Foundation Staff: Lisa Gruwell, Kaitlin Thaney, Marc Brent, Guillaume Paumier,

Megan Hernandez, Caitlin Virtue and Eileen Hershenov

Absent: Niels Christian Nielsen and Michael Kim

Summary of Action Items:

1) Approved minutes from January 2018 meeting.

● Voting in Favor: Jimmy Wales, Annette Campbell-White and Peter Baldwin.

● Voting Against: None

2) Approved Jimmy Wales Endowment Board Reappointment.

● Voting in Favor: Annette Campbell-White and Peter Baldwin.

● Voting Against: None

3) Approved Annette Campbell White Endowment Board Reappointment

● Voting in Favor: Jimmy Wales and Peter Baldwin.

● Voting Against: None

4) Wikimedia Endowment Governance Presentation Outcomes

● Lisa & Eileen recommend to keep the Endowment longer at the Tides


3) Fundraising Update

● Kaitlin Thaney presented a Fundraising update to the Board; asked for

participation with introductions, cultivation, and solicitations.

● Goal: Close $10M by June 30, 2019.

5) Financial Update:

● Annette Campbell White presented an update on the Endowment’s investment


6) Next Board Meeting Agenda Discussion

● January 15, 2019 9 am -12 pm: San Francisco

● Next Meeting Topic: Marketing & Communications strategy for the Endowment.