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The Annual Space Show/One Giant Leap Foundation Fundraising Drive
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Dec. 1, 2022
Dear Space Show Listeners:
Thank you for listening and supporting The Space Show/One Giant Leap Foundation over the years. We are now engaged in our annual donation and supporting campaign which will determine The Space Show programming for 2023. Remember that your financial support keeps The Space Show on the air and all our archives available free of charge. The bottom line this year and for all years is that your listener and guest donations make The Space Show possible. As our costs rise each year, and this year due to inflation, they have really risen, your ongoing support has become increasingly important for us. Your financial support enables us to continue to meet new costs plus other financial challenges and to continue making our copyrighted content available for free. Don't forget, we never take fees from guests to be on the program, even when we are helping a guest promote his/her books, movies, newsletters, or intellectual property of all kinds. Guests are not required to make a donation though such donations are certainly welcome. In summary and to be blunt about it, The Space Show needs your donation and financial support now more than ever.
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 PayPal or if by check to One Giant Leap Foundation. Our PayPal button can be found on the upper right side of our homepage, www.thespaceshow.com. To mail a check to us, make it payable to One Giant Leap Foundation and mail it in care of Dr. David Livingston, 11035 Lavender Hill Dr., Las Vegas, NV. 89135.
I also believe it is important to note that as the founder of The Space Show and Executive Director of One Giant Leap Foundation, I have never nor am I now getting a salary or a payment to host and manage The Space Show. One Giant Leap Foundation pays me a monthly $600 fee each year for indirect overhead expenses which include Space Show and One Giant Leap Foundation proportional share of utility usage, insurance, most supplies, and computer usage along with a few other indirect overhead items. The $600 monthly reimbursement has not changed since we first became a nonprofit. By the way, I am also an annual donor to One Giant Leap Foundation. Regardless, you the listener have been monumental in your support and going forward into 2023 I am asking you to continue it so that we can have a strong and full broadcasting year.
In addition, we are now renewing existing sponsors and billboard advertisers for The Space Show for 2023 . Sponsors et al get a banner ad on The Space Show home page plus I read a 60 second or less sponsor message on each full length Space Show program. On the 60 minute formatted program, I thank each sponsor by name but do not read their message to allow for more talk time with the guests. The sponsorship/billboard advertising program is $500/year which runs January to December. This cost has not changed since we started the program in 2016. Those of you subscribing now get the month of December 2022 included with your subscription. Please email me at email@example.com if you are interested or want more information. Sponsorships are limited as to avoid excessive cutting into guest talk time with sponsorship messages.
Besides being a sponsor, our One Giant Leap Foundation Advisory Board is available for donors making a contribution of at least $100.00 during our campaign. Please contact me if you are interested in being part of our Advisory Board. We are looking for listeners willing to be involved with the program, willing to provide feedback, and to financially support the show. Being on the Advisory Board is not very time consuming.
Remember, as a 501C3 nonprofit, you get a tax deduction for your gift if you pay U.S. federal taxes. The same is true for those of you paying California taxes as we are both the 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 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 support us. 2022 is quickly coming to a close so now is the time to support The Space Show/OGLF by making your Space Show contribution. As I say on most shows, your donations and support keep The Space Show on the air.
Thank you for your contribution, ongoing support, and for listening to The Space Show. 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 2023 a banner year for space, prosperity, health, and peace around the world.
Dr. David Livingston
The Space Show/One Giant Leap Foundation, Inc.