The Audio Engineering Society (AES) has not proven immune to the havoc caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The traditional cash flow of the society, fueled by its events, has been severely disrupted. The AES has launched a fundraising campaign to ensure the society’s continued operation through the crisis. The goal of the initiative is to raise $500,000 by June 1.
In an appeal to AES stakeholders, AES President Agnieszka Roginska acknowledged that many AES members, and many among the society’s manufacturer and service-provider partners, are facing their own challenges in this time of global upheaval. “Others,” Roginska said in her letter, “may be in a more stable position and able to once again contribute to the society. If it is within your ability, may we ask that you make a financial contribution to help see your AES through these unprecedented times?”
Since the launch of the campaign, numerous individuals have renewed their memberships, choosing in some cases to extend their membership by several years as an investment in the society and their personal future in the industry. Campaign-specific contributions that range from $5 to $4,500 have been made, totaling more than $23,000. “The AES is extremely grateful for all contributions,” Roginska added.
To contribute, go to www.aes.org.
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