As we approach the holiday season, we often count our blessings. If you feel MathPath was a blessing, please donate. While donations are accepted at any time, we make our biggest effort starting on Giving Tuesday (right after Thanksgiving) and culminate with a final push on Dec 31.
Last year, we asked for unrestricted gifts, with the main purpose of growing reserve funds (endowment and quasi-endowment) to $1 million. We succeeded! This year, we will again request unrestricted gifts, but we we will concentrate on funding current financial aid and other increased current expenses. if you want to know more about why that's our emphasis this year, click here.
Once again several lead donors have stepped forward to provide matching funds. All small donations (≤ $250) made during this campaign will be matched up to a total of $8000, as long as they are unrestricted or designated for financial aid scholarships. All middle size donations ($x, where 250 < x ≤ 5000) that are unrestricted or for financial aid will be matched to a total of $36,000!
How to Donate
We recommend making donations by check or PayPal.
Check. There is no fee deducted and it is easy to put a short note on the check or put a longer note in the envelope. Checks should be mailed to John Howe, at the address below. He will send a tax receipt, usually by email. Best to send him an email in advance,
saying the check is coming and giving your note information.
John Howe, Treasurer
63 Fairview Rd
Skillman NJ 08558
PayPal now has two ways to pay. First is the traditional way, the same way you would make a purchase on PayPal. A PayPal account is not needed; you can
use your credit card. The good news is that we get your contribution immediately and there is an option to include a note. The bad news is Paypal takes a cut, 2.2% of what you give + 30 cents, more for international transactions.
This especially makes a difference for large amounts (thus we allow PayPal as an option only for donations, not for program fees).
Enter the PayPal Giving Fund. This is itself a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. You get your
tax deductible contribution when you give to them, and then you "advise" them to turn around and give it to us.
The good news is that PayPal does not take a cut. In fact if PayPal follows its pattern of recent years, between Giving Tuesday and Dec 31 they will add an additional 1% to your gift and the first x-million dollars of gifts immediately after some hour on Giving Tuesday will be doubled! (Last year PayPal announced in advance exactly what they would match and it caused a frenzy. This year we have seen no announcements.) The bad news is there is a delay and a loss of information. We don't get your gift until a month or more later and there is no opportunity for you to include a note.
Obviously the Giving Fund is financially better, but it only works well for us if you are willing, as soon as you have donated, to send John Howe the missing information, at
Please tell him
If you use the Giving Fund and do not send us such an email, we will not have any instructions about how to use your gift and will assume it is unrestricted. We probably won't know who you are, either.
To donate to MathPath through PayPal Giving Fund, go to
- You name and the date you gave. (The Giving Fund never tells us the date and
only tells us your name if you check off a box which is easy to miss.)
- State whether your gift is unrestricted or specify a purpose.
- State whether you wish to be anonymous if we produce a webpage of donors.
- If you are a parent, please indicate the name and year(s) of the MathPather(s) in your family.
- Anything else you would like to add
To give through traditional PayPal
click the Donate button below and fill out the form that appears on screen.
On the last page, the review page before you click Donate, click on
Special instructions to the payee and include any information you want us to know (see the list above for ideas)