From the desk of Methuselah Foundation chair Aubrey de Grey:
I’m writing to you about a great situation the Methuselah Foundation find itself in until Dec 31, 2007.
You might recall in 2006 that Peter Thiel made a 3 million dollar Matching Challenge to SENS Research, where he matches 50% of donations to research until the end of 2009. Well, our performance and Thiel’s example have prompted a supporter and Three Hundred Member, Michael Cooper, to join Peter Thiel. He is offering a $25,000 Matching Challenge of his own until the end of this month.
Thanks to these generous supporters, the donations are matched cumulatively. That is, a $1 donation to research is first matched with $1 from Cooper. This $2 is then matched with a further $1 by Thiel’s Matching Challenge to bring the total donation to $3.
In this way a donation of $100 is TRIPLED to $300 …but this multiplier only lasts until the end of this month. Perhaps you might be interested in helping Cooper and Thiel move along in generously turning their matching challenge dollars into research?
Aubrey de Grey