Mars Technology Institute Year-End Fundraising Appeal

Be a Maker of History – Your Year-End Gift Can Change the Future!

Dear Friend,

As we approach the end of another remarkable year in the history of the movement to send human beings to Mars, we at the Mars Society reflect on the strides we’ve made and the journey that lies ahead. This is the year we began the Mars Technology Institute to accelerate our goals dramatically. The MTI will pioneer the technologies for the human settlement of the Red Planet and spin them off to benefit the people of Earth – thereby creating the financial base to support more research and technology development and ultimately the settlement of Mars itself.

This is our pathway pathway to a future. We will need your support to open the way.

The Impact of Your Support

Your generous contributions have already made a significant impact, with over $75,000 raised towards our ambitious $1 million goal. This remarkable achievement is enabling us to begin operations on a limited scale. We have already begun to lay the foundations for two important technology initiatives: one in the biotech and the other in the artificial intelligence area. But we need your support to get them properly launched.

We are on the brink of creating something truly grand. Help us make it happen.

A Call to Action: Year-End Giving

As this year nears its conclusion, we warmly invite you to enhance your impact through a year-end charitable gift. Your contribution at this crucial juncture can also bring you exclusive backer rewards, recognizing your vital role in this historic endeavor to launch the Mars Technology Institute. If you give $100 or more, you will be honored with a signed first edition hardcover copy of Robert Zubrin’s soon to be published book “The New World on Mars: What Can We Create on the Red Planet.” If you contribute $1,000, you will become a Founder of the MTI and receive a plaque naming you as such, along with the Pioneer Medallion, a symbol of your substantial support, and the complete Univelt Mars Library, which contains not only the proceedings of the Founding Convention of the Mars Society, but the five 1981-1996 Case for Mars conference held by the legendary Mars Underground that blazed the trail for us. If you make a gift of $5,000 or more, you will get all that – plus a pro rata invitation to participate as a first round investor in the for-profit spinoff companies that MTI creates. These tokens are not just rewards, but symbols of your commitment to making Mars a home for future generations and milestones in our journey towards this extraordinary goal.

We have a chance right now to take a giant step towards transforming humanity into a spacefaring species. Your support at this time is pivotal.

Tax Benefits and Year-End Giving

Remember, your year-end donation is also tax-deductible (in the U.S.). By contributing before December 31st, you can enjoy the benefits on your upcoming 2023 tax return, making this an opportune moment for generosity.

How to Donate

Making a donation to the Mars Technology Institute is a simple and impactful way to contribute to our groundbreaking mission. To start your donation, please visit our crowdfunding campaign page. Here, you can explore various pledge levels, each offering unique rewards and recognition for your generosity.

Every contribution, large or small, will bring us one step closer to making the dream of settling the Red Planet a reality.

Thank You for Believing in Us

We are profoundly grateful for your unwavering belief in our mission and your ongoing support. In an era where the value of science is often questioned or underestimated, your commitment stands out as a powerful affirmation of the highest ideals and hopes of our society. Together, we are not just pushing the boundaries of knowledge; we are charting a course for a future that was once only a dream.

Our time will be remembered because this is when people first set sail for other worlds. We are present at the creation of the spacefaring future. Let’s make history together!

With heartfelt gratitude,

Robert Zubrin & James Burk

Mars Technology Institute