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Old 2019-05-08, 04:07   #1
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Default Official GIMPS 2019 fundraiser thread

GIMPS is a victim of its own success!! Due to the discovery of many more new Mersenne primes than expected GIMPS is in a bit of a cash crunch.

The GIMPS Board of Directors has decided to launch GIMPS' first concerted fundraising effort to raise $5000 this year to return us to a healthy cash balance. Your contributions will allow GIMPS to continue finding new record primes for years to come.

We need your help! Many thanks in advance for any donations you elect to contribute. For U.S. citizens, donations are tax deductible. Mersenne Research Inc. is a 501(c)3 corporation.

There are multiple ways to donate:
  • You can write a check to Mersenne Research, Inc. and send it to:
    Ernst Mayer
    900 Reichert Ave, Unit 314
    Novato, CA 94945-3282
  • You can use the Paypal "widget" at https://mersenne.org/donate
  • You can bypass Paypal fees using Paypal's "Send money to friends and family" to primenet@mersenne.org.

I'll post progress to this thread as well as the mersenne.org web site.
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Old 2019-05-08, 16:06   #2
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I'm going to repeat my offer on another thread. I've been quite successful in the past at fundraising professionally. I'm happy to offer my services to this cause if there's interest.
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Old 2019-05-08, 18:57   #3
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Default You guys are awesome!

We're off to a fantastic start! In less than 24 hours we've raised $2,872.85.

To those using the paypal widget, I've emailed a thank you.

For those that sent money directly, paypal does not include an email address with my notification. In lieu of an email, thank you Gordon and David!

To Luke, I appreciate the fundraising offer. I might take you up on that by PM at a later date.
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Old 2019-05-08, 19:04   #4
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Wow - that's a fast start out of the gate, thanks to those who donated! Unlike George I don't get e-mails re. Paypal donations, but will post thanks here to any folks who send their donations via checks to my address.
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More excellent progress: $3,164.89

Thanks again to all contributors.
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Old 2019-05-10, 00:32   #6
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More excellent progress: $3,164.89

Thanks again to all contributors.
Is that the day total or the total received after two days?
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Old 2019-05-12, 00:09   #7
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Total after 4 days: $3,355.96
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Total after 6 days: $3,952.31 USD
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Total after 6 days: $3,952.31 USD
Nice- picking up speed again after that lull at around 3-days or so.
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Total after 9 days: $4111.11
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Hey, George, here's an idea -- offer an autographed copy of one of your prime discovery papers to $100 donors.
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