29 May 2015

Correction: SCGS Takes Up the Preserve the Pensions Challenge

(NOTE: This post was revised on 6/1 to accurately represent the amount of the matched donation. Thanks Sandra for the correction. Math has never been good to me.)

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) issued a challenge to all of its member societies to create a matching program for donations to the Preserve the Pensions project.

The Board of Directors has enthusiastically supported this project and has taken FGS up on its challenge. The Board voted to match the first $2500, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, for donations made through SCGS.

Let's take a look at the effect of a $50 donation made through SCGS.
Your donation = $50
SCGS Match = $50 + $50 = $100
FGS will Match the combined amount =  $100 + $100 = $200
Ancestry with Match the combined amount =  $200 + $200 = $400!

I'm sure that we'll have opportunities to "pass the hat" at Jamboree, but in case you'd like to get a head start, you can donate in several different ways:

Through PayPal - Donate the amount you choose. Please indicate that the donation is for Preserve the Pensions - SCGS.

Through the SCGS website - Donations are set to be in $10 increments. You can donate any amount in $10 increments. To donate $100 for example, just order "10" donations at $10 each.

Send your check to SCGS, 417 Irving Drive, Burbank, CA 91504. Indicate "SCGS Preserve the Pensions" in the notes area.

Please download the flyer for full information.

Thank you in advance for your participation!

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