Last year, activist Helen Mitzman made a $100,000 matching offer to American Atheists. Whatever they could raise in a year, up to that amount, she would personally match.
American Atheists (and donors everywhere) met that challenge.
It was so successful that philanthropist Todd Stiefel is matching the match!
“I was really impressed by the Helen Mitzman Challenge and the enthusiastic response to it,” said Mr. Stiefel. “So I decided to offer $100,000 on a dollar-for-dollar basis. I hope this helps to fuel the continued growth of American Atheists so we can better share our message and expand the efforts to maintain what Thomas Jefferson eloquently described as “a wall of separation” between church and state.”
Stiefel’s challenge was revealed to American Atheists members in a recent letter and has already produced a wave of contributions–over $25,000 has already been received, according to president Ed Buckner, including generous contributions from attorney Eddie Tabash and from Helen Mitzman herself.
The goal of the challenge is partly to help “change misleading public perceptions about non-religious people.”
AA is a fantastic organization and I’m proud to be a member.
If you want to donate and have your gift matched by Todd, you can do so here.