To Update: Here is an email response from Dr. Pande. F.T., please feel free to cut and paste these things as needed in our notification to the other teams.
> Dr. Pande: The team is most enthused about the server idea and we wish to
> go ahead. At your convenience, give me an address where to send checks to
> Stanford and to put "smitheman project" in the memo or some such. I will
> get this info out to our team and any others wishing to participate.
> Approximately how much needs to be raised for a server?
Generally, they're about $10K, but I'm happy to pitch in funds here to bring us
up to that level in case it doesn't get there. The generosity and meaning of
this is important to me too.
> Also, if I wished
> to donate appreciated securities, how could that be done?
That's definitely possible. You can find more information here: http://giving.stanford.edu/get/layout/g2s/NonCashGifts
I'm also happy to have my administrative assistant help you with this.
As with all donations to FAH, here are a few reminders:
1) They must go through Stanford (please do not send me personal checks, etc).
For credit cards, one could go to this link https://pgnet.stanford.edu/give/home?mo ... &olc=10266
2) Please designate that this is for the "Folding@Home Computing Project Gift
Fund". If one uses the link above, that should happen automatically (but it
never hurts to be clear).
3) If one does the above, the gift should be tax deductible (at least in the
US), since Stanford is a 501c3 non-profit.
Here is the Q+A for giving to Stanford: http://giving.stanford.edu/get/layout/g ... owCanIGive
REMEMBER to put "Folding@Home Computing Project Gift Fund" on the memo line or note it online if giving by credit card.(edit by smartcat99s: fix link wrapping)