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Last Minute Giving

22 Dec 2012, 16:44 UTC
Last Minute Giving
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Currently I’m somewhere between the Yucatan Peninsula and Florida. I’ve been at sea on the Norwegian Pearl since Dec 16 for the End of the World (not) Cruise, and all intentions of buying gifts and sending Christmas cards prior this trip were a complete failure. I guess I’m celebrating Eastern Orthodox holiday dates this year!
All joking aside, it is the season of giving: both of giving gifts to friends and loved ones because you care, and giving financial donations to organizations you believe in because you want tax deductions.
Several organizations I really love were lucky enough to be picked to get financial grants from the Uwingu project: Astronomers Without Borders and the Galileo Teacher Training Program were among the first 4 organizations picked to receive funding. Initial checks (I’m not sure I’m allowed to say how much, but it is significant) will go out before the end of the year, and they’ll get additional funding in the New Year. How much they get is in part up to you. If you go to uwingu.com and spend a few dollars nominating names for planets, or voting on your favorite planet name (mine is Fraggle Rock), you can ...

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