Just thought you’d all like to know…
The Damon Fowler fund ended last night at $30,845.40 (including some money donated outside of ChipIn).
Because this is such a large amount of money, and there may be legal issues with simply handing over a check to Damon (or his brother), I’m in the process of talking to a lawyer about establishing a trust fund (or something of that nature). Even though I know many of you have told me you don’t care what Damon does with the money, it will go toward his education (as the ChipIn Widget said). To ensure that, this is the safest route for me to take. Hope you all understand. I’m doing this as quickly as possible and I’ll provide an update when I have a better idea of what’s going on.
Also, I’m proud to announce that Foundation Beyond Belief, the group that encourages atheists to give to various secular charities, just surpassed the $150,000 mark in donations! (Disclosure: I’m on the FBB board.)
We’re doing some incredible things for a lot of people here. If you’ve contributed to one or both causes, thank you!