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Make a Pledge to Columbus KTC Buddhist Meditation Center

Make a Pledge to Columbus KTC Buddhist Meditation Center

Why Pledge?

Your pledge helps fund programs so that Columbus KTC can continue to provide a respectful and open community for all levels of practitioners to study and practice Karma Kagyu Buddhism.  By providing a home for dharma in Central Ohio, Members, Friends and Supporters accumulate the great merit of helping connect people to teachings that can transform their lives.  Depending on your level of participation, you may receive other benefits related to Columbus KTC activities and governance.

Your pledge is especially important now. Since losing our center on S. Grubb St. to fire at the end of January, financial support is needed to acquire and maintain a new building. Through predictable monthly income, we can accurately budget for a possible mortgage and building improvements, insurance, telephone, utilities and other building expenses. Please consider making a pledge to Columbus KTC today!

Pledge Levels

KTC Supporters are just beginning to take on a continuing monthly commitment to the center. They have modest means, but want to make a dedicated monthly contribution. In return, they receive our appreciation and great merit from their gift.

KTC Friends give at a slightly higher level. In return for their gift, they receive our appreciation, great merit and a small discount on KTC programs.

KTC Members take on a larger monthly commitment, and also must have taken the Buddhist Vow of Refuge (or intend to do so at their earliest opportunity). A portion of their membership pledge is contributed to our “home” monastery, Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, so they are considered members of both organizations.

As core contributors and members of the KTC, KTC Members may vote for and run for our administrative board positions, and are invited to participate in major decisions for the community.

There are two categories of membership: Sustaining Members and Benefactor Members. Each provides important support for the organization.

The chart below summarizes the key benefits for each pledge level.

Pledge Level Benefits

  Benefactor Member Sustaining Member Friend Support
Support the mission of Columbus KTC and day-to-day operations

 X

 X

 X

 X

Receive discounts to Columbus KTC Programs

 X

 X

 X

 

Receive discounts to KTD Programs

 X

 X

 

 

Receive discounts to Namse Bangdzo Bookstore

 X

 X

 

 

Eligible to participate in the governance of Columbus KTC

 X

 X

 

 

Attend for one weekend program for free

 X

 

 

 

Pledge Online

To Start or Increase Your Pledge

Fill out this pledge form and mail it, along with a check payable to Columbus KTC, to PO Box 14946, Columbus, OH 43214. Click here to set up recurring pledge payments or to make a one time donation. Alternatively, you can set up an automatic payment through your bank to Columbus KTC.

Questions about pledging? Feel free to contact our Treasurer, Steve Phallen at treasurer@columbusktc.org.

To view a hardcopy of our Spring Pledge Drive letter, please click here.

Lastly, click here to share your thoughts with the CKTC Board.