I hope that all is well with you.
As you know, ISMAR Fellows are exempt from having to pay dues or membership fees. However, we would like to encourage you to make voluntary donations to ISMAR.
ISMAR’s activities include sponsoring conferences in various countries, thereby facilitating the exchange of information in NMR, EPR, NQR, and MRI between leading research groups throughout the world. Additional funds can be used to help defray the costs for students and others to attend such conferences. Our traditional large international conferences are now held biennally – next in Shanghai (2015) and in Quebec (2017).
As you know, ISMAR is a tax-exempt organization, so that donations made to ISMAR are usually tax-deductible in the USA and in many other countries. As a result, many people like to make their charitable contributions during December, so that they can achieve the tax advantages for the current year.
If you wish to make a contribution, this can be achieved easily on the website. Just click on the button that says “Donate” on the upper right-hand corner of the ISMAR homepage or use the address ismar.org/donate. Either way you will see the secure (https) donation page.
If you wish to receive a formal letter of acknowledgment of your donation on ISMAR letterhead that can be used for tax or other purposes, please send such a request by email to my assistant, Mrs. Kathy Blair, at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will immediately send it to you.
I wish to emphasize that such donations are entirely voluntary and that you are under no obligations to make such contributions.
Best wishes for a great new year,
David Ailion, Treasurer