In future years, please provide an option to opt out of donations made on a moderators behalf.
If you didn't fill out the form but were a moderator on the day the form was closed, a donation was still made on your behalf, just distributed evenly among the charities. source
It has just come to my attention; in 2019 donations were made on my behalf while I was strongly opposed to doing so. Stack Gives Back 2019 vs 2018
Edit Per comments: Why do I care?
I joined the group "breath of fresh air" a long time ago when it was growing, doing great things and my support made the air fresh for everyone.
Over time, the group focus changed, and the group is more like "Abusing volunteers for fun and profit", they still produce fresh air as a sideline, but abusing volunteers and making money is the focus. I stick around because I still need fresh air and there are no better choice, and the other people who need fresh air benefit by what I do here.
Back when it the group was focusing on fresh air, I felt good about everything associated the group "breath of fresh air", now that the direction has changed it gets harder and harder to keep coming back and helping people get fresh air, I do it for the people who need the air, if there was a way to help those people and separate from the group "Abusing volunteers for fun and profit" I would, but that option does not currently exist.
It is common knowledge in the group, that "Abusing volunteers for fun and profit" has no regard for the volunteers, they believe that harming the volunteers will ultimately increase profits, this is clear by uncountable decisions that they have made in the last few months. Now "Abusing volunteers for fun and profit" has gone to great lengths to keep a good public image, and doing at the expense of volunteers has become part of the business model.
In one more effort, to keep the good public image they gave away some money, with some lies about appreciating the volunteers. In all likelihood they spent more money on legal fees defending themselves from the volunteers who they have been trying to harm, then they donated to worthy organizations.
I do not support "Abusing volunteers for fun and profit" I don't believe they appreciate moderators. I don't believe they even believe they appreciate moderators. But it makes good public relations to pretend like they do.
I object to being used as a count in propaganda that is clearly untrue.
If I am still here next year. Give me the option to say "don't pass money or lies on my behalf"
On a final note; There have been some recent promising communications, that imply the the days of abusing volunteers is ending, I remain hopeful that past wrongs will be righted. But there are some wrongs that are very easy to fix, and they remain wrong.