The Conversation


The Conversation arose out of a recognition of the vital role that academic experts can play in the public arena. Its mission is particularly resonant in the U.S., where people universally sense the country’s social fabric is strained and the common ground people share is shrinking. We are proud to support their work!

The Wikimedia Foundation

Its mission is to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content in the public domain, to make it easier for everyone to share what they know, and protect the values and policies that allow free knowledge to thrive. We are proud to support their work!

National Soaring Museum

Its mission is to preserve the history of soaring and gliding pioneered in the U.S. Maintaining the largest collection of historic sail planes in the country, they offer educational tours meant to educate and inspire. We are proud to support their work!

Corning Community Food Pantry

Its mission is to eliminate hunger in the Finger Lakes area through the distribution of food and information; without regard to race, color or creed, in the most understanding and sympathetic manner, recognizing the dignity and equality of all people under God. We are proud to support their work!


The W. Edwards Deming Institute


With its focus on Total Quality Management and people, the Deming Institute seeks to educate people that the best businesses embody community, knowledge, and common goals. We are proud to support their work!

Foundation for Critical Thinking


Its promotion of educational reform seeks essential change in education and society through the cultivation of fairminded critical thinking. Critical thinking cultivates substance and true intellectual discipline. We are proud to support their work! 

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