As has been explained, your contribution is your name. This is what creates the donation. If you wish, you may also send a donation directly in whatever dollar amount to any of the following four addresses:
FIELD (Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development)
3 Endsleigh Street
Not in Our Town
NIOT Campaign *THE WORKING GROUP *
PO Box 70232,
Oakland, CA 94612-0232
PEN/Beyond Margins Awards
PEN American Center
588 Broadway, Ste 303
New York, NY 10012
Attn: Juan Martinez
Beyond Margins Awards
Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood
Judge Baker Children's Center
53 Parker Hill Ave.
Boston, MA 02120
To be credited as an Earthsea Name for your donation, you need to send me an email with your name and the amount of your donation. Your location is optional. You also should send a copy of the letter acknowledging your charitable donation when you receive it to the Earthsea mailing address, which I'll provide when you email me. (If enough people do this I will set up a P.O. for Earthsea that will be posted here.)
I am NOT asking for copies of checks or credit card receipts. However, all of the above organizations will send thank-you letters, which you will probably want to keep and copy for tax purposes. All who send copies of their thank-you letters will receive a thank-you letter from me in reply; thus you won’t be spending any more on postage than I will. If I get an email but I don’t get a copy of the thank-you, you will be listed as a donor Name but you will not have the asterisk (*) next to your name that marks you as a confirmed donor. Without the thank-you there is no way I can tell for sure that you have donated the amount. I seriously hope the trust won’t be abused, but am presently assuming that by and large Earthsea people are cool and this won't be an issue. However, other people with a different attitude to money need to know that too.
Charitable organizations vary in the amount of time they take to confirm a donation. If you are in a hurry to confirm your Name, you may of course send me a copy of the check/credit card receipt. It will be sent back to you with the thank-you note as soon as I have received it. This is strictly optional.
You are strongly encouraged to mention the Earthsea Names Project when you make your donation.
At the end of the project, SciFi will be informed of the donations with names and ranges of amounts ($100-$50, $25-$1, etc.) given. No other paperwork will be presented to SciFi, unless you want your personal remarks forwarded to them. If you wish your name withheld, let me know.