The English-Speaking Union of the United

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Annual Appeal

Dear Supporter of the ESU,

Through nearly a century, the English-Speaking Union has been advancing the English language as a catalyst for global understanding and peace.  Today, the ESU's dynamic educational programs embody English in Action, forging person-to-person common bonds – one conversation, one presentation and one exchange at a time toward those ends. 

Last year alone, 61,700 people – members, students, teachers, volunteers, English learners, traveling scholars and new immigrants – benefitted from cultural and educational experiences that the ESU provides.

As the ESU approaches its centennial in 2020, preparing for our next 100 years is our top priority.  Our National Board's newly adopted Strategic Plan reinforces our commitment and methods for putting English in Action to meet the world's changing needs.  But we need your support to sustain this action.  For example, a gift of $50 will underwrite transportation for one needy immigrant to attend English classes, while $100 will pay for trophies for one of the ESU Middle School Debate Leagues, and $250 will provide for healthy snacks for the 55
high-school semi-finalists who participate in the National Shakespeare Competition.

As you contemplate year-end giving, please include the ESU in your plans, with a gift in support of one of our educational programs.  Your donation is an investment in the lives of young people and teachers who, one by one, will take their ESU experiences wherever they may go – enriching themselves and those around them.

Thank you for helping to keep English in Action!


Christopher Broadwell
Executive Director

P.S. Your support ensures that thousands of middle, high school, and college students, as well as teachers, will benefit from the educational programs of the ESU. 

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