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Individual and Corporate
Tax-Deductible 
Qualifying Contributions

to
NatureQuest Publications, Inc.

for
The Academia Exchange

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NatureQuest Publications, Inc. is the online publisher of The Academia Exchange. The company was founded on June 29, 1977 under the non-profit Massachusetts General Laws, Section 180 and on January 26, 1982, the said company, upon application, was recognized as a scientific, educational organization and granted by the Internal Revenue Service the status of non-profit, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. The Federal ID number, issued by the IRS reflecting the organization's gained tax-exempt, non-profit status is 04-2632524. The company has been using its trade name NatureQuest since December 7, 1982 as recognized both by the Massachusetts State and by the Federal Government of the United States.

The company's primary objective for creating The Academia Exchange is that of providing the Academic Community at large and other enthusiasts of Science with global access to various databases of academic postings of interest. Our Academia Exchange site was designed to accomplish this end by providing five (5) major categories of listings covering

  • local scientific events of various schools
    (through Colloquia & Seminars),
  • national and international science events
    (through Conferences & Symposia),
  • national and international faculty/research openings
    (through Faculty Openings),
  • professional scientific organizations, worldwide, in Natural Sciences and Philosophy, and
  • national and international science expositions, exhibitions, museums of Natural History and other science displays (through Nature Expos).

We shall gratefully accept tax-deductible contributions in support of our work from all interested parties. Financial contributors that are private individuals are called NatureQuest Patrons of Science. Financial contributors that are legal entities (such as fiduciaries, partnerships, corporations, trusts, foundations, academic and research institutions, colleges, universities, other schools and organizations) are called NatureQuest Sponsors of Science. For both, our Patrons and our Sponsors of Science, we have a number of categories as described, respectively, below.

 

I. NatureQuest Patrons of Science

According to the size of their tax-exempt contributions, individual charitable contributions are divided and categorized as follows:

1. The minimum tax-deductible contribution that is accepted is one hundred fifty US dollars (US$150). Contributors of such a donation shall be listed on the Internet in our Monthly NatureQuest Patrons of Science List for one (1) full month.

2. Donors of tax-deductible contributions of three hundred US dollars (US$300) shall be listed on the Internet in our Quarterly NatureQuest Patrons of Science List for three (3) full months.

3. Donors of tax-deductible contributions of one thousand US dollars (US$1,000) shall be listed on the Internet, in our Yearly NatureQuest Patrons of Science List for twelve (12) full months.

4. Donors of tax-deductible contributions of three thousand US dollars (US$3,000) shall be listed on the Internet in our List entitled NatureQuest Special Patrons of Science.  A "Thank You" note accompanied by the NatureQuest Distinguished Patron of Science Certificate  suitable for framing shall also be issued. Any NatureQuest Special Patron of Science shall be provided with an individual banner for further exposure, if so desired. All Special Patrons of Science shall keep their status for five (5) years.

5. Donors of tax-deductible contributions of five thousand US dollars (US$5,000) shall be listed on the Internet in our permanent List entitled NatureQuest Distinguished Patrons of Science.  A "Thank You" note accompanied by the NatureQuest Distinguished Patron of Science Certificate suitable for framing shall also be issued. A NatureQuest Distinguished Patron of Science shall be provided with a private virtual room on our website where the said patron may have at the patron's disposal an additional means of presentation and exposure. All Distinguished Patrons of Science shall keep their status for ten (10) years.

6. Donors of tax-deductible contributions of seven thousand US dollars (US$7,000) shall be listed on the Internet in our permanent List entitled Lifetime NatureQuest Grand Patrons of Science.  A "Thank You" note accompanied by the NatureQuest Grand Patron of Science Certificate suitable for framing shall also be issued. A NatureQuest Grand Patron of Science shall be provided with a private virtual room on our website where the said patron may have at the patron's disposal an additional means of presentation and exposure. At each year anniversary, we shall publish on the Internet a full page display under a "Many Thanks" heading.

7. Donors of tax-deductible contributions of ten thousand US dollars (US$10,000) or higher shall be listed on the Internet in our permanent List entitled Lifetime NatureQuest Extraordinary Patrons of Science.  A "Thank You" note accompanied by the NatureQuest Extraordinary Patron of Science Certificate suitable for framing shall also be issued. A NatureQuest Extraordinary Patron of Science shall be provided with a private virtual room on our website where the said patron may have at the patron's disposal an additional means of presentation and exposure. At each year anniversary, we shall publish on the Internet a full page display under a "Many Thanks" heading. In addition, a permanent button on which the Patron's name shall be inscribed will placed in the <NatureQuest.net> HomePage site.

NOTE: A Patron's anonymity, when requested, shall be respected and protected with stringency as there shall be no situation when an anonymous Patron's name shall be revealed, without the patron's express written consent.
 

II. NatureQuest Sponsors of Science

As noted above, financial contributors of NatureQuest Publications, Inc. that are not private individuals but legal entity corporations, trusts, foundations,fiduciaries, partnerships, and other organizations shall form our family of NatureQuest Sponsors of Science.   For United States sponsors, a legal distinction needs to be made between the legal entities sponsors that are non-profit, tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code (such as ourselves or any United States academic or scientific institution or any science foundation and the like) and the rest of the sponsors which are for-profit legal entities. Because of our legal status, the former (i.e., the non-profit legal entities) are entitled to sponsor our programs through what is called "qualifying contributions"; the latter (i.e., the for-profit legal entities) are entitled to sponsor our programs through what is called "tax-deductible contributions". For international sponsors, the applicable laws of the country of origin are in effect.

Regardless of the country of origin, the legal distinction between the profit and non-for-profit entities is important for the Academia Exchange for another reason: the non-profit entities are considered to be privileged entities in the sense that they are entitled to one tenth of the cost that for-profit entities are charged for the same priviledges.

The sponsorship for the Academia Exchange is based on the "territory" that it covers. According to this criteria, three (3) major categories of sponsorship are available as follows:

1. Overall Site General Sponsors --are those interested in sponsoring our entire site. Their name shall be placed in our specially designed banner on our front HomePage immediately beneath our logo heading.

- For profit entities, a one hundred twenty thousand US dollars (US$120,000) tax-deductible contribution is required for this sponsorship category to be kept for one year, a two hundred twenty thousand US dollars (US$220,000) tax-deductible/qualifying contribution is required to keep this sponsorship status for two (2) consecutive years, or a three hundred thousand US dollars (US$300,000) tax-deductible/qualifying contribution is required to keep this sponsorship status for three (3) consecutive year.
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For non-profit entities the same type of sponsorship, is available for one tenth of the above cost, i.e., twelve thousand US dollars (US$12,000) for one (1) year of sponsorship, twenty two thousand US dollars (US$22,000) for two (2) consecutive years, and thirty thousand US dollars (US$30,000) for three (3) consecutive years.

2. Section Site Sponsors --are those sponsors interested in supporting one of the five (5) sections of our Academia Exchange site: the Colloquia and Seminars section; the Conferences and Symposia section; the Faculty and Research Openings section; the Professional Organizations section; or the Nature Expos section.

- For profit entities, a ninety thousand US dollars (US$90,000) tax-deductible contribution is required for the annual sponsorship of one such section, a one hundred fifty thousand US dollars (US$150,000) tax-deductible/qualifying contribution is required to keep this sponsorship status for two (2) consecutive years, or a two hundred ten thousand US dollars (US$210,000) tax-deductible/qualifying contribution is required to keep this sponsorship status for three (3) consecutive years.
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For non-profit entities the same type of sponsorship, is available for one tenth of the above cost, i.e., nine thousand US dollars (US$9,000) for one (1) year of sponsorship, fifteen thousand US dollars (US$15,000) for two (2) consecutive years, and twenty one thousand US dollars (US$21,000) for three (3) consecutive years of sponsorship.

3. Project Sponsors --are those interested in sponsoring a particular project within a particular section. For instance, we can have a sponsor or sponsors interested in supporting, say, the Natural History Museums for a particular country or a particular region. Or we can have sponsors interested in promoting say biochemistry through our various listings such as the academic job opportunities, the professional organizations, conferences and symposia, etc.

- For profit entities, a fifty thousand US dollars (US$50,000) tax-deductible/qualifying contribution is required for this type of annual sponsorship which can be renewed at will. An eighty thousand US dollars (US$80,000) tax-deductible/qualifying contribution is required for this type of sponsorship for two (2) consecutive years, and a one hundred ten thousand US dollars (US$110,000) tax-deductible/qualifying contribution is required to keep this sponsorship for three (3) consecutive years.
- For non-profit entities, one tenth of the above charges applies, i.e., respectively, five thousand US dollars (US$5,000) for one (1) year, eight thousand US dollars (US$8,000) for two (2) years, and eleven thousand US dollars (US$11,000) for three (3) years.
NOTE: A Sponsor's anonymity, when requested, shall be respected and protected with stringency as there shall be no situation when an anonymous Sponsor's name shall be revealed, without the Sponsor's express written consent.

 

All contributions should be mailed to

NatureQuest Publications, Inc.
PO Box 381797
Cambridge, MA 02238-1797
USA.

and all inquiries should be sent via email.


Thank you for your interest in supporting our programs through your sponsorship.

 

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