$90K for 90!
Celebrating 90 Years of IIPE Founder Betty Reardon
Betty Reardon (IIPE Founder) has entered her 90th year of life – officially turning 90 next June! We invite you to help us celebrate and honor Betty by joining our special “$90k for 90,” 9-month fundraising campaign.
We seek to raise $90,000 over the next 9-months, culminating in a special birthday celebration in June 2019. The $90k target assures the sustainability of the IIPE & GCPE: Betty’s legacy work in peace education.
Betty has been an inspiration and mentor to peace educators around the world for more than 50 years. She established the International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE) in 1982, and co-founded the Global Campaign for Peace Education (GCPE) in 1999. Through the IIPE she initiated a global community of peace educators, academics, and policy makers who come together in solidarity to learn with and from one another toward growing the field of peace education in theory and practice. Through the GCPE she helped establish a global advocacy and exchange network that has reached countless thousands more educators and activists around the world.
We are deeply thankful to you for being a friend to Betty as well as a family member of the IIPE and GCPE communities. Betty has frequently stated that establishing these sustaining learning communities was her most important achievement. Betty has brought us together to grow, evolve and sustain her important work. Did you know that the IIPE community has gathered 42 times and been held in 17 different countries in its 36-year history? Or that, in the last 12 months, the website and newsletters of the GCPE have been read by more than 60,000 peace educators in 193 countries (just two short of every country in the world!)?
We appeal to you today to help us sustain Betty’s lifetime of work in peace education. Please help us honor and celebrate Betty’s accomplishments – and her 90th year – by becoming a sustaining donor to the IIPE [GCPE] today!
We only need 90 donations of $1000 to reach our goal. That’s just $1000 for each year of Betty’s life! We’ve already received donations and pledges of more than $2,000 – so we well along our way! We’ll be adding a new candle to this cake with every $1000 received.
*Please note: This is a joint fundraising campaign between the International Institute on Peace Education (IIPE) and the Global Campaign for Peace Education (GCPE). The IIPE & GCPE, while distinct programs, are jointly administered in an effort to keep our overhead low. Both projects are fiscally sponsored by the Alliance for Global Justice (AFGJ), a U.S. 501c3 non-profit. All donations are tax deductible.
A Special Birthday Gift for You!
Supporters who give $90 or more or set-up a $9.00 monthly recurring donation will get a free electronic (pdf) copy of “Comprehensive Peace Education: Educating for Global Responsibility: 30th Anniversary Edition” with a personalized note from Betty. “Comprehensive Peace Education,” first published in 1988, helped establish the theoretical and pedagogical foundations of transformative peace education. IIPE / GCPE will be self-publishing this special 30th anniversary edition with a new, reflective introduction from Betty. We will also be introducing new incentives throughout the campaign!