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Hi friends! We have an exciting announcement!

Thanks to the generosity of one of our Partners, we’re thrilled to announce a 1-for-1 match of your donation that expires on December 31st at 11:59pm PST. Make a $100 donation today and it will be worth $200 to Acumen, a $250 donation will be worth $500, a $500 donation will be worth $1,000, etc.

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Forbes 400 Honors Acumen Founder and CEO, Jacqueline Novogratz, with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Social Entrepreneurship

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