At the APS, we cherish each collector's unique journey and strive to connect our members to the best learning experiences. This year we committed to creating space for unique journeys through APS Youtube, Summer Seminar, C3a and the American Philatelic Research Library. Through members' continued support we were able to create more content and share these learning experiences.
The Mighty Buck Club supporters provided funds to the APS production studio to connect members through Stamp Chats and AP Sneak Peaks. Thanks to your generosity we produced 10 AP sneak peaks and 35 Stamps Chats!
Summer Seminar online had 1,082 registrants this year who enjoyed learning opportunities from the comfort of their home. During summer 2022, your support provides streaming of select general sessions and electives, enabling remote attendance!
APRL welcomed ten Vooys Fellows this year to support with the ongoing initiative of building the APRL’s longevity. Since 1968, donors have contributed to the American Philatelic Research Library Fund, a permanent source of annual support to our Library. As the fund grows, we can build a more sustainable mission for our philatelic future.
Library Digitization of journals, books and more continues to expand, thanks to the support of generous donors. This year, we received the Dr. Herbert A. Trenchard Collection, one of the largest collections ever to have been donated. The collection is being processed as quickly as possible to ensure that critical items are added to the collection. In addition, within the next 18 months, the Robert A. Mason Digital Library funding will bring another 50 philatelic journals into the digital library.
This year, Giving Tuesday focused on support for C3a (Collecting and Connecting Central Academy). At C3a, members continue their philatelic learning journey through on-demand courses, videos and resources. Together, we raised $4,760 to support expansion of the “connecting” aspects of the C3a platform.
APS appreciates the support of donors and matching donors for Giving Tuesday 2021. We recognize that the process for online donation was awkward this year, and we apologize. Our information technology experts are building a new website which includes a simple way to donate online. For more information, make sure to read Scott English’s latest column “Our Story '' in the December American Philatelist .