Help a young person have a better life by giving the gift of education. I’m on a mission to advance scholarships for students at BYU’s Chemical Engineering Department, a department that provides outstanding training in one of the most exciting fields, giving broad skills that can help transform our world into a better place by solving problems in energy, environmental quality, food production, water quality, and so forth. But many students need your help to get through the long and challenging program. Will you join me in making a tax-deductible donation for scholarships? As an incentive, I’m giving out some loot. For anyone making a donation of at least $50, I’ll send you your choice of a genuine 90% silver half-dollar that is over 60 years old (a “Walking Liberty” half-dollar, one of the most beautiful silver coins in our nation’s history). With silver now at $17 an ounce and likely to rise much further, especially when inflation inevitably kicks in, this collectible beauty is a smart thing to own. This prize will be available to the first 50 donors who donate this week (on or before Oct. 1).
In addition, for the first 3 people who donate at least $150, if you wish, I’ll also send you a free signed copy of my newly published hardcover book from John Wiley & Sons that includes a touch of BYU, Conquering Innovation Fatigue: Overcoming the Barriers to Personal and Corporate Success by Jeff Lindsay, Cheryl Perkins, and Mukund Karanjikar. Though the retail price is just $43 (less at Amazon), the insights and stories in the book could make it the most valuable secular thing you read or acquire this year. The perfect gift for graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, weddings, and even divorces (be sure to give two copies in that case, his and hers – and if the book ends up saving the marriage, I’ll give a refund for the second copy!).
You can donate online using a special BYU URL for LDS Philanthropies: http://give.byu.edu/engineer. Be sure to select the Chemical Engineering Department to qualify for the loot I’m giving. You can also make a pledge and send in a check, if you prefer. Then email me or mail me a copy of your receipt or some portion of it, along with an address for me to ship your loot, and you’re good to go. My email is jeff at jefflindsay dot com. Use the term “BYU LOOT” in the subject line to help me catch it.
This is a good time to be generous. Dig deep, make a generous donation to support scholarships at BYU, and enjoy some loot that could eventually more than compensate you for your kind gift to others.