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Christmas is literally just around the corner so once again, please let me wish all of you very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year. To me, the time has gone by this year faster than a rocket going to orbit. Do you feel the same way? 2017 has been a stellar year for commercial space growth and advancement. I expect the same for 2018.
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. Your past support has definitely kept The Space Show going, even in these challenging economic times. Without sounding weird or over the top, there simply would be no Space Show without your support. I want each and everyone of you to know that and to know just how much everyone who listens to The Space Show appreciates your support as well but for me, it is personal, it is humbling and very rewarding. Thank you again and again and again.
Our annual fund raising drive has just a few weeks to go as we are rapidly approaching 2018 We continue to need your support in these last weeks and days of our campaign. As you finalize your 2017 plans, end of the year expenses and gifts, please remember and support us. Don't forget, The Space Show programming for 2018 is dependent upon your support during our annual campaign underway at this time.
The Space Show operates under the 501C3 nonprofit model. We do not accept advertising or fees from guests to be on the program, even from the many repeat guests on the show that are afforded nearly unlimited self-promotion exposure for guest books, websites, ideas, theories, and work related to space activities of all sorts. This year we also accepted a special category of sponsors for our updated website. Given our nonprofit model, The Space Show relies entirely upon listener support for its continued operation and programming, and in being able to keep our content free and available to everyone on the internet on a global basis. This includes all our programs going back to our start in 2001. Given our policy on making all our programs available, we do need your help to continue our operations and programming. Space Show programs are costly to produce live and archive, plus remember, we keep all our shows active and available to you on our website. Your support for The Space Show/One Giant Leap Foundation is vital to our continued operation, success and for many of you, to the nearly unlimited promotion of your work.
We understand that you have choices in making your year end tax deductible contributions and we certainly appreciate your including us in your gifting priorities. Now is the time to support The Space Show/OGLF by making your contribution . As a 501C3 nonprofit, if you pay U.S. federal taxes, you get a tax deduction for your gift as permitted by law. The same is true for those of you paying California taxes. I recommend that you check with your tax adviser regarding any and all tax questions. You are also encouraged to contact me with your questions and comments about the show or your support. Above all, please remember that we do need and appreciate your support.
You can make your donation online using Pay Pal by clicking on the right side of our home page at www.thespaceshow.com 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. Remember, your gift makes The Space Show programming and all of the services such as the toll free line, archives, podcasts, email, and our blog possible.
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 2018 a banner year for space, prosperity, health, and peace around the world.
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