Center for Inquiry Receives Technology Grant from James Hervey Johnson Foundation

August 21, 2012

The Center for Inquiry (CFI) gratefully acknowledges receipt of a grant totaling $40,000 from the James Hervey Johnson Charitable Educational Trust of SanDiego, California. The grant will defray part of the costs of upgrading computer equipment and software at the headquarters of the Center for Inquiry - Transnational in Amherst, New York.

“This generous grant will speed the improvement of our information technology infrastructure, enabling the Center to be more effective in working toward a more secular world, one whose values are based in science, reason, and the principles of humanism,” said Ronald A. Lindsay, president and CEO of the Center for Inquiry. “From creative production and social media engagement to simply improving our day-to-day business at the office, this grant gives CFI a much appreciated technological boost.”

The James Hervey Johnson Charitable Educational Trust was funded from theestate of James Hervey Johnson. Mr. Johnson was the fourth editor of The Truth Seeker, a national freethought periodical founded by D. M. Bennett in 1873. The Trust has supported the Center for Inquiry and its affiliate, the Council for Secular Humanism, through multiple grants during the past two decades.

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The Center for Inquiry, a nonprofit educational, advocacy, and research organization based in Amherst, New York, is also home to the Council for Secular Humanism and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. The mission of the Center for Inquiry is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values.