I’ve written about the Methuselah Foundation in the past. I think they are doing extremely important research and they should be supported.
Here’s a email from biogerontologist 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 and he is offering a $25,000 Matching Challenge of his own until the end of this month.
What’s great is the donations are matched cumulatively. That is, a $1 to research is first matched with $1 from Cooper. This $2 is then matched by Thiel’s Matching Challenge with $1 bringing the total donation to $3.
In this way, a donation of say, $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?
I’ve made my first small donation a few weeks ago, and I’ll make another one before the end of the month. I encourage you to do the same.