THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE
2016 HEARD ISLAND EXPEDITION
Donations are tax-deductible
All donations to the Heard Island Expedition VKØEK are tax-deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the U. S. IRS code. Our authorization [Cordell Expeditions] contains the following statement:
Donors can deduct contributions they make to you [Cordell Expeditions] under IRC Section 170. You're also qualified to receive tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522. ... Cordell Expeditions is further classified as a public charity under IRC Section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi).
Cordell Expeditions has Federal Employer Identification Number 47-2958353. The account for the Heard Island Expedition is kept at Bank of America. We prefer checks rather than PayPal, but please don't hesitate to do either! For details about making wire transfers, please contact the Expedition Leader Dr. Robert Schmieder, or the Heard Island Financial Advisor Dr. Anders Jepsen.
Here is how we will use your donation:
|1. About a third of the vessel charter cost.|
|2. Facilities, including shelters, equipment, generators and electric power distribution, water purification and distribution, furniture, lighting, shipping cases, ropes, stakes, supplies, etc.|
|3. Fuel for heating and generators, food, medical supplies, etc.|
|4. Transportation and storage for equipment to the point of departure and return.|
|5. Communications satellite terminals and usage time for uploading real-time radio log data, audio, and images.|
|6. Scientific equipment (collecting apparatus, chemicals, ultraviolet lights, digital storage media, weather instruments, kites, insect nets, chemicals and containers, etc.).|
|7. Computers for radio networks and satellite connections, and WiFi.|
|8. Any overhead for project management, personal travel and fees, etc.|
|9. Radio equipment: Radios, amplifiers, coax, antennas, software, etc.|
|10. Personal transportation to the point of departure, personal lodging, personal items such as medicines and special food, liquor and other specialty items.|
|4295 Walnut Blvd.|
|Walnut Creek, CA 94596|
MAKE A BANK TRANSFER
Please contact us for instructions on making a wire transfer.