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Holiday Spirit, Friend of PM, or Tax Break — Choose Wisely

OK, so here’s the end of year pop quiz:  The reason I am going to make a donation of at least $20 RIGHT NOW to the Jerry King Memorial Scholarship BEFORE 2012 is:

a) I’m in the holiday spirit and want to share

b) I support both education and project management; as a professional I don’t procrastinate

c) I need a quick tax break (please consult your tax professional)

d) World didn’t end in 2011 but I’m concerned about 12/21/12

e) All of the above.

No matter what your reason, your donation, no matter how small or how large, goes to support the permanent endowment of a scholarship with the purpose of enabling community, teachers, school administrators, non-profit staff, and unemployed project managers to attend REP (Registered Education Provider) certificate and certification training.  If you prefer, you can also make a donation toward many other fine scholarships and efforts of the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation. Even 11:59:59pm on 12/31/2011 counts, but why delay?

A big thanks this year goes to PMI Region 7, Richard Polendey, and other supporters.  As a result, the scholarship is now approximately 1/3 of the way to becoming a PERMANENT SCHOLARSHIP (not bad after 2 years).

I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate and recognize Stephanie Burden of Gilbert, AZ. She is a member of the PMI Phoenix Chapter, and she is taking the “PMP/CAPM Exam Prep Course” administered by the PMI Phoenix Chapter, which is a PMI R.E.P.

Stephanie has been a project manager for the past eight years with no formal training, and she strengthening her skillset with her pursuit of the PMP and finishing up her Technical Management with a Project Management concentration degree at DeVry University. Once she attains her PMP, she hopes to volunteer for the Phoenix Chapter to help others attain it as well.

Congratulations Stephanie!  And thank you for giving back to the community!

So here’s the deal — head on over to either Firstgiving or PMI Educational Foundation and click that Donate button RIGHT NOW.  Whether you donate or not, let’s show the world the power of the profession — retweet, re-post, re-status, re-Digg, re-everything else you can think of — by getting the WORD OUT NOW….  I want to hear from complete strangers that they’ve heard of this scholarship and the work of the PMIEF.

No matter what your holiday …. MERRY KWANSIKKAHFESTIMAS (or is it CHRISTIVUSHANZAAMAS?)! Thank you for your support in 2011 and best wishes for a wonderful Holiday and a Happy and Healthy 2012!


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