[amsat-bb] Fox-1Cliff and -1D matching contribution offer

Andrew Glasbrenner glasbrenner at mindspring.com
Wed Dec 30 15:38:00 UTC 2015

I just want to thank everyone for the outstanding response to our request
for support for the Fox-1Cliff and -1D fundraiser. In five days we have
raised $2918 and the pledged $1000 matching donation through the FundRazr
app. 73 weeks ago when we announced the launch opportunity for Fox-1Cliff
(and later including -1D), we set $25,000 as a goal for online fundraising
through social media and the app. This amount covers a fractional but
significant portion of the launch expense. I'm very pleased that as of 1030
EST this morning, the 30th of December, we have raised $23,323 from 246
contributors. Donations have varied from $3 and up, so everyone can
contribute and be recognized.

There is still time before the end of the year to take advantage of the tax
benefits of a donation, and help launch Fox-1Cliff and Fox-1D in 2016. Just
visit https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/6pz92/ab/561Zd and pick your level of
support. Donations of $1000 or more will receive a plaque with a solar panel
protective cover after launch, and $100 qualifies for a Fox challenge coin
to be delivered in 6-8 weeks when the next shipment arrives.

Thank you for the support,

Drew Glasbrenner, KO4MA
AMSAT VP Operations

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From: AMSAT-BB [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On Behalf Of Andrew
Sent: Friday, December 25, 2015 10:01 AM
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Subject: [amsat-bb] Fox-1Cliff and -1D matching contribution offer

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to AMSAT members and satellite
enthusiasts everywhere!


In this season of giving, we've had a generous offer for matching funds up
to $1,000 for those that contribute to the Fox-1Cliff and -1D crowdsourcing
campaign at https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/6pz92/ab/561Zd between now and
December 31st. Make your donation twice as valuable by taking advantage of
this opportunity and contributing before the end of the year, and help AMSAT
fund the launch of the next two satellites in the Fox-1 series. 


Slated for launch in 2016 on the inaugural Spaceflight SHERPA mission aboard
a SpaceX Falcon 9, Fox-1Cliff and -1D carry university experiments from
Pennsylvania State-Erie, Vanderbilt, University of Iowa, cameras provided by
Virginia Tech, as well as amateur radio voice repeaters capable of U/V or
L/V operation.


Donations of $100 or more are eligible for a special AMSAT Fox challenge
coin, and $1,000 or more qualifies for a plaque with an actual solar panel
cover from Fox-1Cliff or -1D. (We've nearly exhausted our coin supply and
are waiting on resupply from the mint. Plaques will be distributed sometime
after spacecraft integration. Please be patient for delivery of either


AMSAT is a 501-(c)-(3) not-for-profit educational and scientific
organization of amateur radio operators whose purpose is to design,
construct, launch, and operate satellites in space and to provide the
support needed to encourage amateurs to utilize these resources.  Please
consider a tax-deductible contribution to AMSAT to help underwrite the
development and launch expenses of our Fox  satellite program.


Donors wishing to provide additional matching funds please contact Drew
Glasbrenner, KO4MA at ko4ma at amsat.org.

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