With gratitude for all the contributions and support, below are a few examples
For early institutional support and believing in the idea, enabling us to secure the funds to make it real we are grateful for the support of
The Women of WVU (WoW) enabled us to achieve our goals By believing in us and our vision, the Women of WVU inspired those around us to contribute. With long-term and new relationships, the resources multiplied.
With the WoW funds and donations from multiple partners, we created a self-care buffet at the Lounge soft-opening event on March 30, a 4-hour Art+Feminism Amplifying Appalachia Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in-person meet-up to improve representation of women and other underrepresented groups in the encyclopedia.
The funds also matched library support to provide refreshments for the 35 students attending and volunteering. The funds helped us decorate with soft blue lighting, display panels to highlight women in the archives, particularly WVU students protesting for improved security on campus, against war and the draft, and for civil rights. Archival display cases will be installed to feature content related to Lounge displays.
For before and after photos see the Lounge Story slide show (best viewed on desk or laptop).