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November 29, 2016
Dear Space Show Listeners:
Re: 2016 Annual Space Show/One Giant Leap Foundation Fundraising Drive
I hope all of you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday weekend. May your upcoming Christmas and holiday season along with your New Years be terrific for you, your families, and your friends. The Space Show and I personally wish you a terrific 2017 and hope it is a year full of health, happiness, prosperity, and peace. Like all of you, I also hope for a New Year of significant and productive space development including the continued expansion of commercial space business opportunities and economic development.
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. Simply put, The Space Show owes its existence and success to all of you, listeners and guests alike. Your commitment to space development and The Space Show over the past 15 plus years is and has been very special to me and to everyone in our audience.
For 2017 The Space Show will maintain our four programs per week schedule plus our short Hotel Mars segment hosted by John Batchelor of The John Batchelor Show. We did fewer webinars in 2016 than in previous years but we are looking forward to reversing that in 2017. You webinar ideas and guest suggestions are welcome. So are your ideas for meaningful, relevant, and "doable" debates on the issues. I am optimistic that for 2017 we will be able to bring you more webinars, debates, and exciting programming.
The Space Show relies entirely upon your financial support for its continued operation and programming. It is your financial support that enables us to distribute our copyrighted content freely to everyone via the internet. We never take fees from guests to be on the program, even when we are helping a guest promote books, movies, or other IP, including ideas and theories. Given our policy, we continue to need your funding help in maintaining The Space Show. In addition, we want to continue providing a credible forum for your creative, scientific and opinion work, projects, theories, ideas, books, and views. That said, our costs (in all categories of our operations) continue to rise, at times challenging our existence. It is your contributions that help us meet these challenges. To remain strong and viable for 2017, your support for The Space Show is essential
The Space Show is a non-profit 501C3 and California Public Benefit Corporation. Our parent 501C3 corporation is the One Giant Leap Foundation (OGLF) (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. Contributions to The Space Show should be made through Pay Pal or if by check to One Giant Leap Foundation. Mailing and Pay Pal instructions can be found by clicking on Pay Pal on the right side of our home page, www.thespaceshow.com or by clicking on the OGLF page, www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/individuals.htm.
New for 2017 is our now accepting new Space Show sponsors. The sponsor gets his banner ad placed on The Space Show home page plus I will read a 60 second or less sponsor PR message on each Space Show program (there are a few exceptions to that, mostly when we do the 60 minute shows). For information on being a sponsor, email me at email@example.com. In addition, the Listener Voice option is extended for 2017. If you have something you want to say to The Space Show audience, you can have your one minute or shorter mp3 message placed in the Listener Voices box on the lower right side of the website homepage. You can also change your message quarterly. Contact me for details.
The year 2016 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 show access. If you pay U.S. federal taxes, you get a tax deduction for your gift. The same is true for those of you paying California taxes as we are both a federal 501C3 nonprofit corporation and a California Public Benefit Corporation. Please check with your tax adviser regarding any and all tax questions that you might have regarding your potential OGLF tax deductions. 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.
Again, you can make your donation online using Pay Pal at the above links (or click on the Pay Pal logo on our home page). For those of you who 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. Remember, your gift makes possible The Space Show programming and all of the services we provide including our blog Your generous support makes it possible to bring to all of you a wide variety of topics, issue discussions, factual information, timely analysis, a toll free line, listener interaction with our guests, and innovative guests from around the world. And don't forget our new blog which is now available both before and during a program as well as after the program is archived. As I say on most live shows, your donations and support are what keeps The Space Show on the air.
Thank you for your support. I look forward to sharing the New Year with you through The Space Show and One Giant Leap Foundation, Inc. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Let's all work to make 2017 a banner year for space, prosperity, health, and peace around the world. Please know that your gift during The Space Show annual fund raising campaign is very much appreciated.
Dr. David Livingston
The Space Show/One Giant Leap Foundation, Inc.