Our Anonymous Donor Ups the Ante!
In August, our fundraising campaign for Planting Zen in Siskiyou Square – Lotus Blooming – received a major boost. An anonymous donor gave us a $200,000 matching gift to help us wrap-up fundraising by December 31, 2015. If we raised $200,000, we would receive all of the $200,000 matching gift. Our donor agreed to match 1:1 every new, additional or increased gift or pledge – doubling each donation.
Pleased by our fundraising progress thus far, our anonymous donor recently increased their matching gift to $250,000! This increase is a strong vote of confidence in our work Planting Zen. Now, by raising $250,000 by December 31st we will get $250,000 – a total of $500,000!
Because of strong support from our sangha, our crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo recently surpassed its goal. In addition to that campaign, many of our members and friends have stretched to make additional Lotus Blooming gifts, or renew or extend their multi-year Lotus Blooming pledges. We are grateful for this generosity, and accept these gifts with bows.
To make a Lotus Blooming gift, or to renew or extend a current Lotus Blooming pledge, go to our online pledge form.