Bring Hope: "So can you tell me more about this 'bonus for Rita' that you are dangling like a carrot over this matching grant?"
Anonymous donor: "What kind of hint do you want?"
BH: "Is it money, well-wishes, flowers... trading cards?!"
AD: "Haha, definitely monetary."
BH: "So....... a million dollars? Two million?!!"
AD: "Three million! Okay no. Actually the money came from a retirement account I had forgotten about that wasn't very large. So there's a definite cap on what I can give. And you know I believe the Bible says to care for orphans, but it also says to care for widows, hurting, lonely, our neighbors and to care about injustice. So there are lots of causes to consider. I came to you first only because you bother me endlessly about helping."
BH: "We'd like to think of it as 'encouraging.'"
AD: "You would."
BH: "So why not tell the bonus number and not leave us all guessing?"
AD: "Because as days go by that number shrinks."
BH: "As you give it away?"
AD: "As we give it away. And if you meet all three matching grants by October 31st, there will definitely be a few dollars as a bonus for Rita. But let's just say if you make your goals faster there will be a bigger bonus for Rita. So I can't say the number because that number changes."
BH: "So if we make Aubree and Elizaveta and Raymond's matching grants today, say, then how big would the bonus be?"
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