Urantia Foundation Launches Matching Fund-Raising Campaign 2009

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December, 2009

Donors Pledge $105,000 for 2009 Matching Fund Raiser

Dear friends of Urantia Foundation and fellow readers of The Urantia Book,

Five readers of The Urantia Book have agreed to contribute up to $105,000 to Urantia Foundation if we can raise an equal amount of money by the end of the year. We are grateful to these individuals who, in spite of a tough financial year, believe in the work of Urantia Foundation enough that they have provided this financial match. Will you help us match their pledge?

Ninety-five percent of what it takes to run Urantia Foundation comes from donations. Profit from book sales covers only about five percent of the Foundation’s annual operating budget.

Where do your donations go?

Urantia Foundation’s 2010 operating budget remains at 2009 levels. Actual operating expenses in 2009 were down 25% from those of 2008, although the work load has increased, as have quite a few fixed expenses. In 2010 money is needed to fund the following projects:

  1. Formatting and first printing of the Polish, Swedish, Estonian, and Hungarian translations and re-printing of the Spanish and Portuguese translations.
  2. Revision and improvement of the Foundation’s website at www.urantia.org.
  3. Maintenance and repair of the Foundation’s historic office building at 533 Diversey Parkway in Chicago.
  4. Distribution of various translations throughout the world with special emphasis on European distribution.
  5. Development of computer technology in connection with translating and revising translations.
  6. Preparation of the Foundation’s audio files of The Urantia Book for various MP3 players.
  7. Growth of the Foundation’s educational outreach efforts including improvements to The Urantia Book Internet School (UBIS).

At Urantia Foundation we have looked carefully at every expense in the past year. We are focused on providing the Foundation’s core products to an expanding world-wide audience by becoming the most efficient and hard-working organization that we can be. Will you help insure that the Foundation’s work in 2010 continues? Only you can make sure it happens!

In Service,

The Trustees, Associate Trustees and Staff of Urantia Foundation

Trustees: Richard Keeler, Marilynn Kulieke, Gard Jameson, Georges Michelson-Dupont, Henk Mylanus, Mo Siegel, Judy Van Cleave
Associated Trustees: Jan Bernard, Marta Elders, Olga López, Ralph Zehr
Staff: Connie Gutierrez, Jay Peregrine, Tamara Strumfeld, Mike Wood, Marcel Urayeneza

P.S. Before January 1, 2010, persons over age 70 ½ can donate up to $100,000 from their IRAs without including the donation as income.

P.P.S. Remember that your donation will be doubled (up to $105,000) by the matching fund donors if it is received by December 31, 2009. Please consider sending a donation today.

Will you help insure that the Foundation's work in 2010 continues? Your donation will be doubled (up to $105,000) by the matching fund donors if it is received by December 31, 2009. Please consider sending a donation today. Contact us at 773-525-3319 or at urantia.org/donate

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In U.S. - Central Standard Time - 1.773.525.3319
International - 01.773.525.3319

Donate by Mail:
Urantia Foundation
533 W.Diversey Parkway
Chicago, Illinois, 60614

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