Wow! Great points to consider. I just launched that page within the last hour or so, so you must have seen it within 10 minutes of launch.
I will look into the anonymity issue, and clarify that on the web page.....great points!
I can talk to the Foundation and make it clear that checks marked HHVF (Halford Herpes Vaccine Fund) are for my research....that's easy.
Regarding the online form, I am pretty sure that the personal information is so that anybody donating can deduct the donation from their income tax.....I don't think anyone wants to miss out on a tax break.
However, point well taken.....I can see where some people might be uneasy submitting a 1040 Schedule A to everyone at the IRS that advertises their donation to the the Herpes Vaccine Foundation.
Thanks for the feedback....a lot of people can smooth something like this out a lot quicker than one person.