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World Gastroenterology Organisation
World Gastroenterology Organisation



Robert Kopchinski, Assistant Director of Development
World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO)


World Gastroenterology Organisation Celebrates #GivingTuesday in Support of WGO Education and Training Programs

Milwaukee, WI - November 20, 2018 – This #GivingTuesday, the WGO Foundation will seek to raise funds in support of WGO Education and Training Programs.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.

Education and Training represents a core primary section for WGO. Since 1998, the WGO has transformed itself from focusing solely on the developed world to also providing training and education to the developing world. The WGO is creating a global education network to maximize resources and training efficiency including:

This #GivingTuesday, WGO hopes to create awareness and visibility of WGO programs available to healthcare professionals from around the world. With your generosity, you can help WGO achieve these long-term outcomes:

To learn more about WGO’s education and training programs, please visit Help WGO achieve its education and training program outcomes by pledging your support at  

Founded in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y – a community and cultural center in New York City − #GivingTuesday inspired millions of people to give back and support the causes they believe in. Over $300 million was raised online to benefit a tremendously broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness.

“We are incredibly inspired by the way the #GivingTuesday community has embraced this concept for a worldwide movement,” said Henry Timms, founder of #GivingTuesday and Executive Director of 92Y. “As we prepare for November 27, we’re energized and encouraged by the community’s generosity. The levels of creativity, effort and the quality of the new ideas people have contributed and shared are phenomenal.”

Those who are interested in joining WGO’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (, Facebook page ( or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on Twitter.

About World Gastroenterology Organisation

Formed in 1935 and incorporated in 1958, the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) is a federation of over 100 Member Societies, four regional affiliated associations, and a growing number of Individual Members, representing over 50,000 gastroenterologists, hepatologists, endoscopists, GI surgeons, and other health care professionals worldwide. WGO focuses on the improvement of standards in training, education, and the practice of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and other related-disciplines on a global scale. The WGO Foundation (WGOF), incorporated in 2007, is dedicated to raising funds to support WGO educational programs and activities.

To learn more about WGO’s #GivingTuesday campaign please visit:





About #GivingTuesday

Founded by the team in the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at 92nd Street Y, #GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. This year, #GivingTuesday falls on November 27. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.

To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit: