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Wikimedia Endowment/Meetings/June 5, 2017

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  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Approve Minutes from January Meeting
  3. Appoint Michael Kim to the Wikimedia Endowment Board
  4. Discussion of Wikimedia Endowment Mission Statement (Kaitlin Thaney)
  5. Review of Marketing Materials (Kaitlin Thaney)
  6. Board Recruitment Discussion (Anna Stillwell)
  7. Wikimedia Movement Strategy Discussion (Lisa Gruwell)
  8. Fundraising Update (Marc Brent)
  9. Next Meeting – January 2018: Anticipated Topics


Locations: Wikimedia Foundation Office, San Francisco; Milestone Hotel, London

London Attendees: Endowment Advisory Board Members: Jimmy Wales, Annette Campbell White, Peter Baldwin, and Niels Christian Nielsen Wikimedia Foundation Staff: Kaitlin Thaney

San Francisco Attendees: Endowment Advisory Board Member: Michael Kim Wikimedia Foundation Staff: Lisa Gruwell, Anna Stillwell, Marc Brent, and Jerry Kim

Summary of Action Items:

  1. Approved minutes from January meeting
  2. Michael Kim was appointed to the Wikimedia Endowment Board. Voting in Favor: Jimmy Wales, Niels Christian Nielsen, Annette Campbell-White and Peter Baldwin. Voting Against: None
  3. Reviewed mission statement and marketing materials, edits to be compiled and implemented by Kaitlin Thaney.
  4. Board will recruit next two members in California and then decide where the 7th comes. Criteria for next member: Bay Area, diversity, knowledge of developing world
  5. Scheduled January 2018 Endowment Board meeting: Wednesday January 17, 2018 10am – 1pm (PST) at Wikimedia Foundation
  6. Fundraising Update: $17.6 million raised to date, including the WMF match; Update on San Francisco Endowment Fundraising Dinner in late June.

(minutes approved January 17, 2018)