OGLF 2015 Annual Fund Raising Campaign November 27, 2015Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
OGLF 2015 Annual Fund Raising Campaign
November 27, 20
Dear Space Show Listeners:
Re: 2015 Annual Space Show/One Giant Leap Foundation Fundraising Drive
My best wishes to all of you for an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the upcoming Christmas season, and New Years. The Space Show and I personally wish for you, your family, and your friends a terrific 2016 full of health, happiness, prosperity, and of course, a peaceful world. Like all of you, I hope for a New Year of significant and productive space development including commercial space expansion.
I want to thank all of you who have so generously supported The Space Show/One Giant Leap Foundation (OGLF) during this and previous years, as well as those of you who supported our Indiegogo campaign earlier this year to build the new website. The new design is in the hands of beta testers and I am carefully going through it as well. I’m also working on t-shirt and mug perk fulfillment so those of you who wanted these items, you should be getting them soon from our supplier, Spreadshirt.com.
Despite continued economic pressures, The Space Show has maintained our four programs per week schedule plus we have continued with our short Hotel Mars segment hosted by The John Batchelor Show. We did fewer webinars in 2015 than in previous years, primarily because of back injury and surgery which took me out of commission for nearly three months. I am optimistic that for 2016 we will be back up to four or more webinars during the year.
The Space Show relies entirely upon your support for its continued operation and programming. Your support also enables us to distribute our copyrighted content freely to everyone on the internet. Also, we never take fees from guests to be on the program. Given our policy, we do continue to need your help in maintaining our broadcasting schedule, improving our programming, and to continue to produce a quality space message. We also want to continue providing a credible forum for your creative, scientific and opinion work, projects, theories, ideas, and views. We now have substantially higher website hosting and management services given the new hosting company, the new website, and an actual webmaster taking care of our site on a regular basis. You can help us do all of these things and more and become even stronger in 2016 by supporting us through donations to One Giant Leap Foundation (www.onegiantleapfoundation.org). We understand that you have choices in making your tax deductible contributions and we certainly appreciate your including us in your gifting priorities.
The year 2015 is quickly coming to a close. Now is the time to support The Space Show/OGLF by making a contribution to help maintain and further develop our programming and access. If you pay U.S. federal taxes, you get a tax deduction and the same is true for those of you paying California taxes as we are a federal 501C3 and a California Public Benefit Corporation. Please check with your tax adviser regarding any and all tax questions that you might have regarding any OGLF tax deductions and advantages. You are also encouraged to contact me with your questions and comments about the show or anything else. Above all, please remember that we do need and appreciate your support.
You can make your donation online using Pay Pal at either www.thespaceshow.com/donate.asp or www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/individuals.htm. Simply click on the Pay Pal logo. If you prefer mailing a check, please make your check payable to One Giant Leap Foundation, Inc. and mail it in care of me to P.O. Box 95, Tiburon, CA 94920 USA. It is your gift that makes possible The Space Show programming and all of the services we provide as mentioned above, including a revised blog that will enable you to comment during a live show. Your generosity makes it possible to bring to all of you, on a global level, a wide diversity of topics, issue discussions, factual information, and innovative guests from around the world. Your gift also makes possible the ability to provide you the listener with live interaction with our guests via email and our toll free phone line.
Again, thank you for your support. I look forward to sharing the New Year with you through The Space Show and the One Giant Leap Foundation, Inc. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Let’s all work to make 2016 a banner year for space, prosperity, health, and peace around the world.
Dr. David Livingston
The Space Show
One Giant Leap Foundation, Inc.