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 Post subject: A Fitting Memorial for Gordon and Rose
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:27 pm 
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I am so sorry to report that one of F@H's greatest Champions, Gordon Smitheman, has passed away.

Gordon's Obituary

Rose's Obituary
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Due to the profound impact the Smitheman's had upon folding, I wanted a fitting memorial tribute to honor them. Here's what I had in mind: Folders from MPC and around the world could donate tax-deductible money directly to Stanford to a special memorial fund to be set up in their name. Hopefully, enough to could raised and pooled to purchase something like a server or even more substantial for the project. I have talked about this with Dr. Pande who was really excited about the idea. He said he would even be willing the name the server specifically in their honor, like: fahgordonandrosesmitheman.stanford.edu., or whatever name we wanted. How cool would that be to forever get WUs from that server linked to their names. It would always have a story behind it to anyone who asked. Any amount from anyone would help us get closer to the goal, but we WILL reach it!

I appreciate hearing comments/suggestions before finalizing things with VJ. This is gonna be great!


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 Post subject: Re: A Fitting Memorial for Gordon and Rose
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:45 pm 
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Sounds like a good idea. I could support it the best I can! :)


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 Post subject: Re: A Fitting Memorial for Gordon and Rose
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:55 pm 
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count me in, good idea. :D


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 Post subject: Re: A Fitting Memorial for Gordon and Rose
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:46 pm 
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Very cool.


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 Post subject: Re: A Fitting Memorial for Gordon and Rose
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:57 am 
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that is a great idea.

count me in.


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 Post subject: Re: A Fitting Memorial for Gordon and Rose
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:35 am 
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An absolutely fitting tribute!!! 8)


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 Post subject: Re: A Fitting Memorial for Gordon and Rose
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:00 am 
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I'd be willing to throw in a couple bucks. Great idea!


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 Post subject: Re: A Fitting Memorial for Gordon and Rose
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:16 am 
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Sounds good to me too...IN

They would run the server at Stanford?


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 Post subject: Re: A Fitting Memorial for Gordon and Rose
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:27 am 
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Doc, you're a genius.

This just might help heal my heart for folding!

My wallet is open.

Bless you and yours,
Wayne


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 Post subject: Re: A Fitting Memorial for Gordon and Rose
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:08 am 
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You had me at "tax-deductible." :twisted:

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Drop fah, gordonandrosesmitheman.stanford.edu is great!


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 Post subject: Re: A Fitting Memorial for Gordon and Rose
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:24 pm 
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You had me at "tax-deductible." :twisted:

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Drop fah, gordonandrosesmitheman.stanford.edu is great!



"tax-deductible" Is big for me too. I can donate more in this way. I hope this can work into a real deal... Keep us posted please.


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 Post subject: Re: A Fitting Memorial for Gordon and Rose
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:53 pm 
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Great responses, all! I'll get back to Dr. Pande in the next day or so. When this is finalized I may need help getting word out to the major teams by having volunteers post in their forums.


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 Post subject: Re: A Fitting Memorial for Gordon and Rose
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:04 pm 
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Count me in as well.


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 Post subject: Re: A Fitting Memorial for Gordon and Rose
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:07 pm 
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I'm in! Just let me know where to drop the funds. I think that was a wicked great idea! :D


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 Post subject: Re: A Fitting Memorial for Gordon and Rose
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:57 am 
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Michael McCord MD wrote:
Great responses, all! I'll get back to Dr. Pande in the next day or so. When this is finalized I may need help getting word out to the major teams by having volunteers post in their forums.

Doc, I'll help spreading the word. I have logins at most of the CC teams' forums, as well as contact with all of them at the Captains' forum. I can either copy-paste from what you post here, or you can PM something to me.


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 Post subject: Re: A Fitting Memorial for Gordon and Rose
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:20 pm 
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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.

great!

> 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)


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 Post subject: Re: A Fitting Memorial for Gordon and Rose
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:13 am 
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very nice memorial for Gordon and rose :)


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 Post subject: Re: A Fitting Memorial for Gordon and Rose
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:56 am 
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Those of us that can't donate to the tribute; perhaps we can fold in his name or a new name created just for this. While it's been years since I changed my client; I'd be willing to make a newb post & try to figure out what client I should run on my quad.


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 Post subject: Re: A Fitting Memorial for Gordon and Rose
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:05 am 
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Surprised by the lack of guest book entries..

Come on guys...


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 Post subject: Re: A Fitting Memorial for Gordon and Rose
PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:22 pm 
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I will donate as well.

Is there some way to keep us updated on the amount raised toward the smitheman server?


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