This story was updated on January 7, 2014.
As the holidays approach and the year winds down, we’re reminded of how much each of you brings to ProPublica’s work.
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Update: We were thrilled with the response from our readers over the holidays. From the original time of this post, through Midnight on New Year’s Eve, we received more than 900 donations, nearly twice the number we targeted. In all in 2013, ProPublica had more than 3000 donors. It was our most successful fundraising year ever; donations made directly online topped $200,000 for the first time. Details to come soon in our annual report, out later this month.