Planetary Society, founded by Carl Sagan and today the world's
leading space interest group, has announced a donation of $4.2 million,
the largest single donation in its history. The donor, who wishes to
remain anonymous, is a member of the Society.
"This remarkable gift from a Planetary Society Member will enable us to
continue to advance space science and exploration for the betterment of
humankind," said Bill Nye, The Science Guy and Planetary Society CEO.
"We want everyone everywhere to understand our cosmos and, importantly,
our place within it. This gift will have a major impact on getting us
there. I share our donor's confidence that this gift will spur others to
give, knowing their donations will go even further."
The Society plans to use this generous donation to aggressively expand
its unique portfolio of technology, research, advocacy and education
Bill Nye noted that the gift coincides with The Planetary Society's
strategic planning process. "The timing of this amazing gift is
terrific, because our President Jim Bell just spearheaded a survey of
our Members on where their Planetary Society should be heading. The
additional funding enables us to think big and integrate our Members'
insights and recommendations."
"This is a defining moment for The Planetary Society," said Board
Chair Daniel T. Geraci, "We now have the opportunity to make the
kind of impactful decisions that will truly 'change the world.'"
Learn more about The Planetary Society: http://www.planetary.orgSee
new job postings: http://www.planetary.org/jobs
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