Each year the RPCVs of Wisconsin-Madison raise tens of thousands of dollars from sales of our International Calendar. Through a formal process we call the Giftaway, we use the proceeds to fund educational and self-help development projects around the world (e.g., Community Garden Program in Madison, Tillers International project in Tanzania, schoolroom construction in Vietnam). The Calendar Committee sets aside funds to cover costs for the next calendar and then determines how much will be available for donations to worthy projects.
This Fall we have $25,000 available to distribute to grant requests for a maximum of $2,500/grant. Only members of the group may vote on the proposals, but sponsored presenters may invite their supporters to join us.
The Zoom line will open at 12:30 pm CT for presenters to get setup.
Presentations will begin at 1:00 pm CT.
Learn more about the details of the Giftaway program and see some examples of funded requests over the last 10+ years.
All questions can be directed to the Giftaway Coordinator, Walt Zeltner.