AES Seeking Financial Support During COVID-19

The Audio Engineering Society has launched a fundraising campaign to ensure its continued operation through the crisis caused by the coronavirus. The goal of the initiative is to raise $500,000 by June 1. In an appeal to the society's stakeholders, AES President Agnieszka Roginska acknowledged that many members, and many among its manufacturer and service provider partners, are facing their own challenges in this time of global upheaval.

"Others," said Roginska in her letter, "may be in a more stable position and able to once again contribute to the Society. If it is within your ability, may we ask that you make a financial contribution to help see your AES through these unprecedented times?"

In a statement, AES reported that since the launch of the campaign, numerous individuals have renewed their memberships, choosing in some cases to extend their membership by several years. It also said that campaign-specific contributions ranging from $5 to $4,500 have been made, totaling more than $23,000.

Donations can be made on the AES website.