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WHY SHOULD YOU SUPPORT THE MADAGASCAR ANKIZY FUND?

First and foremost, because it gives these bright and wonderful children opportunities for a life that is now inaccessible to them, through a basic education and good health. Second, unlike the case for many charitable organizations, there is virtually no overhead. Funds donated to the Madagascar Ankizy Fund go directly to the source of the problem. The paleontologists at Stony Brook University, including both faculty and students, administer the fund along with a small number of part-time staff. The Stony Brook Foundation charges 8% to manage the finances, a fee that is more than compensated through their investment strategies. As a result of voluntary efforts, wise investments, and the great disparity in cost-of-living in Madagascar, all donations to the Madagascar Ankizy Fund go a very long way to helping the children. Please help!

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

An entire two-room schoolhouse in rural Madagascar can be built and furnished for $25,000. The annual salary of a teacher is $500 and school supplies for a class of 60 students costs only $300. Monetary donations are thus the most effective means to help. Although donations of items such as books (which must be in French) and school supplies would be useful, the costs of shipping and handling offset the effectiveness of this kind of donation. It is more cost effective to purchase the items in Madagascar. Please consider making a donation by sending a check to The Madagascar Ankizy Fund.

Are you a student or a teacher who would like to organize a fundraiser at your school? .


DONATIONS: Please fill out this form on the secure Stony Brook Foundation donation site. In the "Select Area" section, please be sure to double click "Madagascar Ankizy Fund" - You will need to do this a total of three times.

Alternatively, you may send a donation 
directly to: The Madagascar Ankizy Fund/284300, Department of 
Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11794-8081, U.S.A.)


All donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

QUESTIONS? Write to the Founder of the Madagascar Ankizy Fund, Dr. David W. Krause (Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11794-8081, U.S.A.), send an e-mail, or call (631-444-3117).

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