My birthday is coming up, August 25 to be exact. While I’m very big on celebrating such occasions, I’m not so big on presents. Don’t really need anything. I don’t wear much jewelry. Don’t need any more knicknacks to have to dust. Really need to cut back on my chocolate consumption. So I’ve decided if anyone asks what I’d like for my birthday, I’m going to ask for a donation to the IABC Research Foundation.
And I’m going to start doing the same for gifts I give. Thank-you gifts, speaker gifts, something to send instead of flowers or gift baskets. It’s a gift that hits all four of my I’s, supporting international communications research, expanding our influence on the profession, providing inspiration to become a Foundation supporter, and demonstrating the importance of individual contributions.
So if anyone out there wants to help me celebrate my birthday, there’s a link below that let’s you make a donation online. I’ll start it off by making a donation of $1 for every year I am old (but I’m not telling you the total!).
PS – I’ve learned that I share my birthdate with Mari Pavia, the IABC staffer who manages the Research Foundation. So feel free to celebrate her birthday with a donation too!