27 December 2012 More than 1.2 million Wikipedia readers donated to keep Wikipedia and sister sites ad free and free to all. The Foundation has launched a thank you campaign to showcase the volunteer Wikimedians who make the projects successful.
27 November 2012 The fundraiser brings in the resources needed to keep the Wikimedia projects freely available to everyone around the world in their own language, and guarantees that Wikipedia will never have to rely on advertising.
12 July 2012 The Wikimedia Foundation today announced recent appointments and elected officers for the 2012-13 Board of Trustees. Every year at Wikimania, the annual gathering of Wikimedia contributors from around the world, the Wikimedia Board appoints its officers for the coming year, and this year’s appointments were announced in Washington, DC.
30 May 2012 Wikimania is the premier annual, international gathering of the Wikimedia community, including experts, academics, and enthusiasts whose vision is to empower people around the world through free access to global knowledge.
16 January 2012 The Wikipedia community has chosen to protest against proposed legislation in the United States — the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and PROTECTIP (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate.