Join ACES for Giving Tuesday on November 28, 2023.

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving back. Support the future of editing through your donation to the ACES Education Fund


The ACES Education Fund awards six scholarships annually, plus the Richard S. Holden Diversity Fellowship, given in partnership with the Dow Jones News Fund. 


Help ACES: The Society for Editing fulfill its mission to improving the quality of the written word and the working lives of editors. Step away from Black Friday and Cyber Monday and help a cause you believe in. 

Meet past scholarship recipients

Steven Vargas, an ACES Scholar in 2020-21, was studying arts journalism in a master’s program at the University of Southern California at the time of his award. 

Audrey Kuo, Aubespin Scholar in 2008-09 and was attending UCLA, found the ACES community inspiring. 

Andrea Halland, Walsh Scholar in 2020-21, was a student at the University of Montana. She now has her own editing business. 

Ways to donate

ACES Network For Good Campaign



Giving Tuesday Schedule​

10 a.m.–11 a.m. Eastern time: Match with Merrill
Merrill Perlman, member, ACES Education Foundation Board of Directors, will match all donations up to $1,000.

Noon–1 p.m. Eastern time: Go on a #stetwalk with ACES. 

1 p.m.–2 p.m. Eastern time: Match with Lisa
Lisa McLendon, president of the ACES Education Foundation Board of Directors, will match all donations up to $1,000.

3 p.m.–4 p.m. Eastern time: Join ACES on social media
Join ACES on social media for a friend-raising event. Tag an editor you appreciate and share why you support ACES.

Follow ACES on social media throughout #GivingTuesday for messages from ACES members, scholarship winners, and donors. Share your donation by tagging ACES for your chance to be shared on our pages.

Go on a stetwalk

#Stetwalk 101

#Stetwalk is a term created to encourage editors to take a break from sitting behind a desk and talk a walk. Social media users can share their time spent outside using the hashtag #stetwalk. Many editors like to take their #stetpets on their #stetwalks. 

Share your #stetwalk — and #stetpet — with ACES by tagging us in your social post. Increase awareness using the hashtags #stetwalk, #GivingTuesday, and #ACESGivesBack. Consider making a donation and including that in your message.

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Help us reach our goals: 131 donors and $13,131

Help us support students seeking a career in editing by donating to the ACES Education Fund. Your gift helps pave the way for the next generation of editors.

Whether you choose to give a one-time gift or a monthly contribution, your donation will help advance early- and mid-career professionals in their work as editors. A gift of $25, $50, $75, or any amount can help us get closer to reaching our goal. 

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