Advanced Summer Program for students age 11-14
who love mathematics and show high promise

Results – 2017 Year-End Donation Challenge

Thank you! You gave us an extremeLy successful campaign. Here are the results:

Challenge Matching Limit Contributed
Small contributions $2000 $2261.88
Computer Lab $2000 $3800
Endowment $25,000 $23,750
Total Donated: $249,001.58!

In short, you exceeded the challenge for small contributions, far exceeded the chaenge for the computer lab, and almost reached the challenge limit for endowment, which was always a long shot given that only gifts of $500–$5000 counted. Special thanks to the anonymous donor – we don't know who he or she is either – who gave us $200,000 in the last campaign and again in this one.

How to Donate

Although the campaign is over, you can still donate. We have two ways to donate: mail us a check or give online with PayPal.

Online is certainly convenient, and a PayPal account is not needed; you can use your credit card. However, online services take a cut, about 3% in our case. If you would like 100% of your donation to go to MathPath, send a check. This especially makes a difference for large amounts (and thus the online option is only for donations, not for program fees).

To donate through PayPal: Click the Donate button below and fill out the form that appears on screen. Where you see the words Special instructions to the payee (currently on the second page) put the following information:

  1. State whether you wish to be anonymous if we produce a webpage of donors.
  2. If you are a parent, please indicate the name and year(s) of the MathPather(s) in your family.
  3. If you would like your donation to be in honor of a specific MathPath staff member, say so – in time we may set up special scholarships named after some staff members. Note: In the endowment we already have the George R Thomas Travel Fund, and a scholarship fund jointly in the names of Kip Sumner, Al Lippert and Steve Maurer.


To donate by check: Make out the check to MathPath. Mail it to

John Howe, Treasurer
63 Fairview Rd
Skillman NJ 08558

As soon as the check is mailed, send an email to John Howe with a copy to Steve Maurer, letting them know it's coming and answering the 3 questions above.

Also, some banks allow you to do electronic fund transfers (ACH, or Popmoney, or Zelle) to some other banks for free. Our main account is with Wells Fargo, and Mr Howe can give you our routing number and account number if you want to check with your bank whether you can do electronic Intransfer for free or low cost.

Employer Matching. Sometimes we qualify for employer matching, sometimes we don't. If your employer will support any nonprofit or any "public charity", we do. If they only support accredited academic institutions, we don't, because technically we do not run a school but rather a self-improvement conference. However, if an employer won't classify us as an educational institution, they may agree to classify us as a youth or civic organization, which is often another category they fund.

If your employer matches, they may want you to channel your part of the contribution through them, rather than through PayPal or a personal check. Please avoid this if you can, as it has meant a long delay (months) before we get your contribution. In any event, your employer will surely want some additional information about us, such as our EIN (tax ID) and our legal address. If you or your employer needs additional information to arrange an employer match, please contact Mr Howe.

Thank you!

At Thanksgiving someone asked my son Zachary what he was thankful for in 2009. He said he was most thankful for getting to go to MathPath!

Dr Greg Connor
Parent and donor

MathPath is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization

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Last updated January 17, 2018