[Coral-List] Wish List
jhilltrustee at gmail.com
Thu Jun 4 10:12:41 EDT 2015
I want to first thank Jim Hendee for his help in rewriting my email to you.
Thank you again Jim.
Here is my rewrite which I hope is more clear:
I am writing to you again because I was advised by Jim Hendee that my
previous message was not clear.
I am a Board Member of Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment
(DNSE). I am working on creating a Wish List program to support the
research scientists at the Duke Marine Lab; however, because of my concern
for the health of the world’s oceans and it's coral reefs, I am exploring
the possibility of setting up the same process that has been successful for
Diabetes research (
https://www.thediabetesresearchconnection.org/board-directors) for YOUR
laboratory needs. I would help you procure equipment, etc. that your
budget otherwise can not accommodate. I would be the administrator for
this program and would not be supported by funds acquired for the
equipment—in other words, 100% of the funds acquired would go for your
equipment needs. The program is designed for smaller dollar items (less
than $10,000) versus your larger fundraising needs. I would Not be
soliciting money from you. Provisionally, we might call this activity, The
Coral Reef Wish List Project. Disclaimer: This is a Discussion Only
activity at this point. Your input would be greatly appreciated.
Director, Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University
Trustee, Marshall Field Family Trust
On Tue, Jun 2, 2015 at 4:08 PM, J Hill <jhilltrustee at gmail.com> wrote:
> As a Board Member of Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment, I am
> working on creating a
> Wish List program to support the research scientists at the Duke Marine
> I had the idea that it might be a good idea for the researchers on the
> Coral-List as well. Jim Hendee
> encouraged me to solicit your feedback on if you think it would be a good
> idea. It apparently has been
> done before. Jim did not recall the success of it.
> Apparently this method of fundraising is working quite well in the field
> of diabetes research.
> My idea would be to help you procure equipment etc that would be valuable
> to your research but does not
> fit in your budget. I would administer it. The idea would be that 100% of
> any money raised would go directly
> to the procurement of the wish list item. I would take responsibility for
> the integrity of the process.
> Please let me know if you think this is a good idea or not.
> Disclaimer: This is a Discussion Only at this stage. I am NOT making any
> commitments as to my ability to
> successfully deliver on any Wish List requests.
> For the Health of the Ocean.....
> Many Thanks,
> J Murray Hill II Inc.
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