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Empower Progress: Donate on ASA Giving Day

1 November 2023 421 views No Comment
Amanda Malloy, ASA Director of Development

    Each year, the ASA takes a significant step toward promoting the practice and profession of statistics by hosting Giving Day. It’s a day when members and friends of the ASA come together to make a lasting impact. This Giving Day, we invite you to contribute so the ASA can continue to provide programs leading to a world that relies on data and statistical thinking to drive discovery and inform decisions.

    Why the ASA Deserves Your Support

    Just for Fun
    Test your statistical smarts with a special ASA edition quiz. Everyone who participates will be entered into a prize drawing, with the winner announced on ASA Giving Day, November 17.

    Statistics and data science play an essential role in shaping our understanding of the world, help us make informed decisions, and drive innovation across various industries. The ASA is at the forefront of advancing these efforts, and here’s why your support matters:

    • Nurturing Talent: Your contribution helps the ASA provide scholarships, mentoring, and educational programs to aspiring statisticians and data scientists. By doing so, you contribute to the growth of a talented and diverse pool of professionals ready to tackle complex challenges.
    • Promoting Statistical Literacy: In today’s data-driven world, statistical literacy is a necessity. The ASA actively engages in outreach programs that promote statistical and data literacy among students, the media, and the public.
    • Supporting Diversity and Inclusion: The ASA is committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse statistical community. Your donations assist in funding initiatives that break down barriers and promote equity in the field.
    • Informing Public Policy: The ASA’s advocacy efforts are essential to supporting the federal statistical agencies, which provide the data needed to inform decisions that affect everyone.
    • Enhancing Statistics and Data Science Education: The ASA provides support and resources for K–12 educators, empowering them with the tools and knowledge to effectively teach statistics and data science in their classrooms. From free lesson plans to hands-on workshops to engaging contests, your donations help students in schools across the country.

    How You Can Make a Difference

    • Donate: Every dollar you donate goes toward supporting ASA programs that promote the practice and profession of statistics and benefit everyone. We have several prize drawings lined up for Giving Day for added incentive.
    • Spread the Word: Share the importance of Giving Day on your social media platforms and among your professional networks. Use #ASAGivingDay or tag @AmstatNews and be entered into the Donate and Share prize drawing.
    • Volunteer: Consider volunteering your time and skills to help the ASA in its various initiatives.

    In a world reliant on data, the importance of the ASA’s work cannot be overstated. ASA Giving Day is a unique opportunity for us to unite our passion for statistics and data science with the power of generosity. Your contribution, no matter how big or small, has the potential to make a significant impact on our shared mission. Join us on ASA Giving Day and, together, we will promote the practice and profession statistics.

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