Valley Bank Selects Merlin as an Awardee for its Christmas Giving Program

Thank you so much, Valley Bank, for your generous contribution to our organization.  What a wonderful holiday surprise!!  Your contribution will help to support our philosophy in the community activities for youth, including our “Big Ideas by Little Philosophers” program, our student fellowships, and our youth philosophy walks.

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Merlin Community Scholar Fellow Makes 4 Montana Papers with His Article on Elk Shoulder Seasons

Congratulations to 2019 Merlin Community Scholar Fellow, Thomas Baumeister, for making the paper once again with his research and writing on the practical and moral challenges associated with elk shoulder seasons.  His article was picked up by four papers across Montana: Helena Independent Record,  Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the Missoulian, and Butte Standard.

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*NEW* 2020 Corporate Sponsorship Program

We were so inspired by the response to the soft-launch of our Corporate Sponsorship program in 2019 that we’re expanding our program in 2020. Our Corporate Sponsorships come with several benefits and help to support our philosophy in the community programs for youth, adults, and everyone in-between. Learn more about becoming a Merlin Corporate Sponsor in 2020!

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New Program Starting November 2019: Merlin Philosophy Read-In Group

We are excited to announce the launch of a new program starting this November.  At the request of several community members who expressed an interest in deep-diving into some philosophical texts together, we came up with the Merlin Philosophy Read-In Group – a bi-monthly gathering that does exactly this! Learn more about this FREE program, how the gatherings are structured, and what we’ll be exploring each month!

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What Our APA Berry Fund for Public Philosophy Grant Helped Fund in the Helena Community in 2019

Grant awards are so important to the success and longevity of non-profits. We are grateful by the support shown to us in 2019 by the American Philosophical Association Berry Fund for Public Philosophy! Because of their $1,000 award, we were able to offer several unique philosophy in the community activities to the Helena (and surrounding) communities in the Spring & Summer. Check out what their grant helped fund!

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4th Annual “Think on the Links” Golf Scrambles Raises $714.74 for Philosophy in the Community!

Our 4th Annual Tie-Dye Themed “Think on the Links” Charity Golf Scramble was FAR OUT!  Thanks to the support of our community sponsors, donors, and players we were able to raise $714.74 for philosophy in the community!

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$500 Awarded to Merlin from The Fanwood Foundation for their Philosophy in the Community Program(s)

We are so honored to receive an award from The Fanwood Foundation and to be recognized as playing an important part in the world of conservation, stewardship, education, and environmental leadership. Thank you so much, Sara & Tagge, for your belief in our organization and our efforts.  And thank you to Bob & Hopie for your friendship, mentorship, and continued inspiration (you are loved and missed).

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Reeder’s Alley Block Party Fundraiser Generates $4,686 Value for Philosophy in the Community & Reeder’s Alley

Our 2019 Reeder’s Alley Block Party fundraiser was a success (despite the persnickety weather)!  Thanks to the generosity and support of our sponsors and donors, and to everyone in the Helena community for coming out to partake in the fun, we were able to raise $4,686 value for philosophy in the community and Reeder’s Alley!

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