Join us in NYC on September 26, 2019 for an exclusive cocktail reception with Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Katherine Maher and special guests as we celebrate the independence, impact, and longevity of Wikipedia.
Wikipedia started in 2001 with an impossible idea: to build a free encyclopedia for and by the world. Eighteen years later, we’ve made some serious progress. Over 300 languages, more than 50 million articles, hundreds of millions of monthly readers, and millions of contributors over the years.
But, there is still much work to be done. The world and the internet have changed substantially around us, fact-based information is being called into question, and free, open knowledge is more important now than ever before. Wikipedia -- and its foundation in facts -- is a place where people of all backgrounds and ideologies can come to think, learn, and find neutral ground together. We are proud to be sustained by generous supporters, like yourself, who keep us online and ad-free.