"Strange Fruit" and the Magic of Out-of-the-Blue Donations: New Blog

As someone for whom fundraising is an important part of her job, one of the best and most mysterious occurrences RFC Executive Director Jenn Meeropol encounters is the seemingly out-of-the-blue donation. She always wishes she could ask the donor what motivated them to contribute at this particular time or amount; especially when there is no obvious trigger. The RFC received one of these donations recently from a new donor, Jonathan, and Jennifer had no way of knowing what inspired his gift. She emailed him a thank you and figured that would be the end of the story. Instead, she received a lovely reply from him describing his relationship to “Strange Fruit,” Abel Meeropol and his decision to donate to organizations supporting children impacted by racism and political oppression. Read all about it in a new blog.

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