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[Update] note from Richard - CFI student leaders need your help!

On behalf of RDF US I would like to say how strongly we support CFI on Campus. For the growth of secularism there is no more fertile ground than college and university campuses. The leaders who will shape not just the secular movement, but all of tomorrow’s policies and politics, our businesses and culture, are coming into their own right now. In the long term there can be no greater cause for us, who believe in science and reason, than to make sure we cultivate and nurture these leaders now, before they take their rightful places, making the future. CFI on Campus’s Student Leadership Conference is an unrivalled opportunity for these young minds to find community, form alliances, and gain wisdom from each other and from the best that our movement has to offer. But we need to help them get there. Join us at RDF US in donating whatever you can to offer travel grants for as many student leaders as possible. It’s an opportunity that neither they, nor we, can afford to miss.

Richard Dawkins


Dear Friend,

We at the Center for Inquiry believe it’s important for young activists to learn from experienced leaders who have been involved in grassroots outreach and organizing for decades. We have the chance to shape passionate students into life-long leaders by bringing them together and teaching them the skills they need to make an impact. The students who walk out of our doors each summer develop into some of the most influential and effective leaders of tomorrow, and you can help make that happen.

Please make a donation today to help us bring these students to the Leadership Conference!

Every summer, CFI staff works hard to bring in the most dedicated and promising student leaders to train them in outreach, advocacy, and activism. With more and more young people becoming involved in the movement, however, we risk coming up short on travel grants that can help them attend. This is why we need your help.

Even $50 can make a difference to a student who can’t afford a bus ticket. $100 can help provide a plane ticket to a leader from a campus that’s isolated and out of reach of one of our Centers. If you are able to give it, $500 can bring a whole caravan of students to this year’s Leadership Conference.


Me (left) on a panel in 2009, sharing my experiences with other students

Center for Inquiry–Michigan helped send me to the CFI Leadership Conference in 2009. Two years later, I began working at CFI’s headquarters in Amherst, NY. Now, my daily life includes giving back what CFI gave to me as a student who aspired to be a secular activist.

Last year, I met Caitlyn Cecchetto at the Leadership Conference. Since then, her group has reached out to many new people in their community as a bastion of reason. Read Caitlyn’s letter below to learn how the conference inspired and equipped her to make a difference on campus. Then please give what you can so that more student leaders like Caitlyn can attend the conference this year.

Thank you for investing in the future of our movement.

Dren Asselmeier
Dren Asselmeier
Campus Organizer
Center for Inquiry

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