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PF is donating $100 to the charity of your choice!

  1. Carnegie Institution for Science

    17 vote(s)
  2. Teaching Matters

    20 vote(s)
  3. The Franklin Institute

    10 vote(s)
  4. Sea Education Association

    4 vote(s)
  5. Smithsonian Institution

    7 vote(s)
  1. Oct 22, 2014 #1
    @dlgoff reminded me that we haven't done one of these in awhile.

    Giving back and supporting worthy causes is important. PF will donate $100 to the winner of this poll. The poll will last 14 days, closing on Nov 5th.

    Here are the charities, but please vote in the poll above.

    Carnegie Institution for Science
    Supporting research in the Earth, space, and life sciences

    Teaching Matters
    Great teachers. Bright futures.

    The Franklin Institute
    Inspiring a passion for science and technology learning

    Sea Education Association
    Combining a sailing adventure of a lifetime with the study of the deep ocean


    Smithsonian Institution
    Seriously Amazing


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  3. Oct 22, 2014 #2
    No votes means no money donated. C'mon folks! :)
  4. Oct 22, 2014 #3


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    A bunch of science minded people are going to have to thoroughly research every cause before voting so that they vote informed, especially when $100 is on the line (that's like, five scientist meals)

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  6. Oct 23, 2014 #5
    Thanks for the information links Pythagorean!
  7. Oct 28, 2014 #6
    Only 5 votes! Let's go!
  8. Oct 29, 2014 #7


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    Maybe this isn't visible enough here? Maybe an attention getter on the home page? It's hard to imagine there are only 5 votes when there are 50 members on-line currently; midnight CDT. :mad:
  9. Oct 31, 2014 #8


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    I think it is great that PF is contributing like this. This said, as all the possible choices are US-centric, it is hard for me to pick one. They're most probably all worthy charities, so I don't really care exactly where the money will go. I'll leave the choice to others.
  10. Oct 31, 2014 #9


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    Apparently, I'm the only commercial fisherman on this board.
  11. Oct 31, 2014 #10
    No, you must vote :)
  12. Oct 31, 2014 #11


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    I have a long time relationship with Carnegie Mellon University, so I'm somewhat biased.

    Though, I've just discovered:


    I'm sure all 5 charities are worthy.

    But.... Vote Carnegie! They'll put a chicken in your pot!
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  13. Oct 31, 2014 #12


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    Or.... Vote Sea Education Association! They'll put a tuna salad sandwich in your pot!
  14. Oct 31, 2014 #13
    I voted for Teaching Matters. Teachers are important!
  15. Oct 31, 2014 #14
    PF is enjoyed by a lot of science teachers. I think Teaching Matters is best.
  16. Nov 1, 2014 #15


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    That's who I chose. :)
  17. Nov 10, 2014 #16
    Well I totally forgot this so you got some extra vote days! In the end Teaching Matters won! Thanks to everyone for helping make a difference!

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