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Message 62669 - Posted: 7 Nov 2014, 18:57:36 UTC

Dear MilkyWay@home supporters,

In the past day, we received $4432.50 in donations, which puts us over our goal to be able to run MilkyWay@home through summer 2015!!! This is a tremendous relief to the development team, and gives us time to find ways to operate into the uncertain future. We are extremely thankful to our generous donors. We will be working harder than ever to produce new and cool science results, develop new algorithms for MilkyWay@home, and keep the operations running smoothly.

Thanks again,
Heidi Newberg and the MilkyWay@home team
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Message 62813 - Posted: 10 Dec 2014, 11:55:44 UTC
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That's great news, but I'm deeply saddened that my donation won't be helping you. When you started your fundraiser, I donated $5—not a lot, I know, but all I could afford at the time.

Since then, your institute has completely squandered my donation by sending me junk mail. First letter was a thank you for my donation; I thought it was mad for that to be sent, since postage cost $1.30. Later on, I believe I received another $1.30 letter reminding me of other possible donation options.

And yesterday, I received a... calendar. Completely useless to me. Postage cost $3.30 and the calendar itself likely cost you $5 to design and print.

What is up with that? Will I continue to receive junk mail instead of that money going to research teams?

Disturbing, disappointing, and sad.
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Message 62847 - Posted: 15 Dec 2014, 20:29:30 UTC - in response to Message 62813.  

Hi Zoffix

I appreciate your concern. The items you received are from our University, RPI. Therefore, the donation funds were not used for them. The donation page you most likely used to donate is governed by RPI but the funds received go to MilkyWay@home. Those items would have been paid for by RPI and not our research group's funds. Although this seems like semantics, the two funds, the funds MilkyWay@home uses and the RPI funds are very different.
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Message 62950 - Posted: 4 Jan 2015, 17:36:26 UTC

Hello,

That is really great news to hear!

I would like to dedicate a monthly deposit for the research. How can I contact the funding department / personnel in charge?

Thank you.

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Ramy O.
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Message 62966 - Posted: 6 Jan 2015, 17:00:29 UTC - in response to Message 62950.  

Hi,

Thank you for your offer. Please contact Walter Williams to find out how to go about doing this. His contact information is as follows:

Walter Williams. Phone: 518-276-2974; E-mail: williw5@rpi.edu.

Thank you,
Sidd
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