Re: [Debian-NYC] Announcing launch of DebConf13 matching fund for individual USD donations through April 30th.
Thanks for doing this, Brian/Brandorr! Great idea to help.
Another thing: Some employers match charitable donations to suitable recipients
(SPI usually qualifies). In order to maximize the total matches received by
DebConf13, I'd encourage using Brandorr's offer up to $100 if your employer
does not offer this, but otherwise using SPI directly so that Brandorr's $5000
adds to other match offers rather than replacing them.
If you donate to DebConf13 via the normal SPI mechanism, be sure to request
employer matches if available, and ideally mention it with your donation. Your
direct donations to SPI (not the match) count as a charitable donation for
potential deduction on your tax forms, depending on your situation.
- Jimmy Kaplowitz
On Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 03:17:34PM -0400, Brian Gupta wrote:
> Details here: http://debconf13.debconf.org/monetary-support.en.xhtml
> Short URL here: http://deb.li/dc13donate
> (Please note this fund is being administered by the DebConf finance team)
> Please help spread the word to any Debian sympathetic fans you may know.
> Monetary support from individuals
> In addition to the standard possibilities for donating to DebConf13,
> Brandorr Group has proposed to start a matching fund for DebConf13 in
> dollars (USD):
> - for each dollar donated by an individual to DebConf13 through the
> mechanism below, Brandorr Group will donate another dollar;
> - individual donations will be matched only up to 100 USD each;
> - only donations in USD will be matched;
> - Brandorr Group will match the donated funds up to a maximum total of
> 5 000 USD.
> - this generous offer will only stay in place through the end of April
> 30th, please act quickly!
> P.S. - This uses Paypal to make it easier for people, but if someone
> wants to participate through a method other than Paypal, we can
> discuss with DebConf team off-line. (Please feel free to contact me
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