Subject: Annual ACMS Fundraising Letter

Annual ACMS Fundraising Letter
Dear Friend of ACMS:

During this holiday season, I want to reach out to the ACMS membership as well as "Friends of Mongolia" more broadly to ask for your help in supporting ACMS and its programs. Your support is crucial in preserving and maintaining a vibrant ACMS presence in Mongolia; strengthening academic relations between the United States and Mongolia; and introducing a new generation of students and scholars to Mongolia. Donations can be made directly on our website, here. (Donations from within Mongolia can be made via here.)

ACMS highlights from 2020 include the first-ever Online Intensive Mongolian Language Program for one student; funding for three Mongolian textile conservation specialists to learn from U.S. museums and institutes; one-on-one language lessons for 26 students; 12 virtual lectures with a total of 26 speakers from the U.S. and Mongolia; and 12 issues of the e-newsletter "This Month in Mongolian Studies," which have been read over 10,000 times by our 3,000-strong readers.

In the coming year, we are planning to preserve the works of a famed mongolist F. W. Cleaves, and organize an online field school across three quarters, on top of our annual State Department-sponsored fellowships. Furthermore, we are hard at work to initiate projects that connect U.S. and Mongolian scholars in specific fields, namely through our AFCP textile preservation project, U.S.-Mongolia mentorship project, and the Mongolian museums' thangka preservation project. 

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, we have seen growth in our online engagement, and our website's redesign has also allowed us to engage with our members and offer them better benefits. We hope to continue to meet the needs of the scholars in Mongolian studies with modern methodologies through our new projects as well as our key existing programs to meet the realities of the pandemic-impacted world.

Thank you for your continued interest in ACMS and Mongolia. Please take the opportunity to renew
your membership with ACMS at this time. And, in this holiday season, please also consider making an end-of-year donation (here if you're in Mongolia) to ACMS to ensure that we can continue to support these and other programs during 2021.

Bolortsetseg Minjin
Executive Director
American Center for Mongolian Studies

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