I went rummaging around in my image archive looking for an illustration suitable for the wrap-up post of our fundraiser. Multiculti math seems appropriate — after all, I’m using a little bit of math to total up and list the places that donors came from. And all those different states and countries — isn’t that multicultural?
Or are these places too “white” to earn that designation?
Anyway, here’s the final list, as of earlier this evening:
Stateside: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming
Near Abroad: Canada, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic
Far Abroad: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, India, Israel, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, and the UK
Between now and the next fundraiser, I promise to do my best to write the program code necessary to track the provinces in Canada and the states in Australia the same way I track states in the USA. The UK is more difficult, because the addresses used often list the “region” than the traditional county. I’ve looked at the various UK addresses, and concluded that programming the British places would be a real mare’s nest. So that project will be delayed.
It’s remarkable the way the generosity of our donors manages to allow us to keep going, quarter after quarter. Dymphna and I are amazed and grateful.
I’ll see you in the chill autumnal mist for the next fundraiser.