Tag: Fundraising

Coming up in the month of June we have two important events. First, on June 1 we have Appreciating Sangha. Second, on June 18 Genzo-e starts. Appreciating Sangha June 1 is the day that Dharma Rain holds its annual fundraiser. It is an afternoon of Food, Friends and Fun on our Siskiyou Campus. “Appreciating Sangha”… Read more »

A special thank you in three directions. First, we received a very generous, $250,000 gift from an anonymous donor, paying out over 10 years. This gift helps reduce our debt over time. Secondly, Nancy Kodo Conover and David Ellston forgave their $45,000 portion of the Semble loan. Dharma Rain took out this loan from friends… Read more »

A new way to make donations or payments to DRZC is now available through a free app. GivePlus is designed for smart phones, and is compatible with Apple and Android devices. After downloading the app, you can either enter Dharma Rain Zen Center or tap the Find Churches Near Me link. You can do a… Read more »

Our special gala party is coming up March 4, at McMenamin’s Kennedy School, featuring dinner, dancing, live music, and fun with good friends old and new. The evening will also have an opportunity to donate to our annual operating budget to keep the doors open and programs thriving. A $50 ticket admits you and a… Read more »

This last Saturday, April 2, something like 100 people showed up for a good old-fashioned barnraising, as we worked on the new workshop. The weather was perfect, and though we had more trouble than anticipated getting up the first arch and keeping it up, we recovered on the second by getting a scissorlift to provide… Read more »

Come celebrate the completion of our beautiful new Sodo and Phase I of our new campus in typical Zen style …by sitting very still for 31 days. During the month of May, the Sodo will be open and staffed every day from 5:30am to 9:30pm (except Sundays, which start at 8:30am). We will hold our… Read more »

Please join us next Saturday, April 2nd, for a good old fashioned barnraising. It’s a family-friendly event and all are welcome, whether you come to watch, to work, to cheer us on, or just meet some of our new neighbors. If you are new to Dharma Rain, its a great way to get to know… Read more »

Last week we celebrated that through your generosity, the Lotus Blooming capital campaign raised more money in less time than we expected. Hurray! People have been asking what that means. So, here you go: It means we’ll have enough to finish the Sodo and the workshop, and get our certificate of occupancy. This chart also… Read more »

Save the date for a celebratory event the first Saturday of April. On April 2nd we will put up the workshop building. We’re going to make it a festive afternoon and evening, with a barbecue dinner and a band with a caller and dancing. The event doubles as our annual fundraiser, raising funds to help… Read more »

We had a very successful fall, and raised the funds needed to finish the Sodo and the workshop. You helped us pass our stated goals for the Indiegogo crowdfunding, the August-December Matching Challenge, and the three-year Lotus Blooming Campaign as a whole (see chart). Even better, we did so faster than planned: Lotus Blooming was… Read more »

We did it! Because of the generosity of our Sangha and friends, we exceeded our $500,000 Matching Gift Challenge by raising $389,530. Coupled with the $250,000 matching challenge gift from our anonymous donor, our Matching Gift Challenge fundraising totaled $639,530. The success of our challenge brings Phase 1 of Lotus Blooming – our fundraising campaign… Read more »

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… Read more »

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