Like many of you, my life has changed because of open source software. Drupal, in particular, is the first open source project I became deeply involved in, and my income from Drupal work has supported my family for years.
I've attended local Drupal Camps, many DrupalCons, and even worked for a few great Drupal companies. The Drupal Association has been a major part of sustaining the Drupal community for many years, and due to COVID-19, they're struggling financially this year.
They rely heavily on DrupalCon revenue, and they use those funds to maintain and grow drupal.org, market Drupal, and support community events.