As noted here, we consider anyone who spends 50 kuai for a Maovember pin to a VIP, specifically, a member of our ‘500 Mao Club‘. But some people want to donate enough to fund one eye surgery — rmb800 — and, after some heavy marketing strategy meetings, we decided to call them ‘Super VIPs‘.
These included the three people pictured above. Mike Peters (left) is an editor and writer for China Daily. Martin Winchell (center) is a logistics industry executive and chairman of Tianjin AmCham. And Alex Jennings (right) is a teacher at Muffy’s and an adviser for this year’s Maovember. All of them have committed to funding cataract surgeries for this year’s campaign.
If you want to sponsor an operation — you can it online here or in person — or have questions about maovember, email nihao (at) maovember.com.
We consider those who spend 50 kuai for a Maovember pin to be our VIPs, specifically, a member of our ‘500 Mao Club‘. But last year some people wanted to donate enough to fund one eye surgery — rmb800 — and we deemed them ‘Super VIPs‘. That’s called marketing.
We already have three donations, made three unique ways, this year. Steven Schwankert, founder of SinoScuba and executive editor of The Beijinger, met with a Maovember organizer and donated rmb800 on the spot. (He was first to do so last year, too.) Michael Jordan, brewmaster at Boxing Cat Brewery in Shanghai, contacted us by email about supporting Maovember and then used the online system to make a donation. And Sarah Peel, who teaches at Shanghai Livingston American School after a long stint in education in Beijing where she introduced Kindermusik to the city, donated via wechat while riding Line 11 of the subway in Shanghai. Thanks of the support!
If you want to sponsor an operation or have questions about maovember, email nihao (at) maovember.com.