“My deepest wish is for CIMC to spread the wisdom teachings of the Buddha far into the future. May your practice of generosity support our Center.” ~ Larry Rosenberg
Our 2020 Annual Appeal goal is $140,000.
Please join CIMC’s circle of generosity and make your Annual Appeal donation today. Your tax-deductible contribution – no matter the size – will make all the difference.
What a year! When we closed CIMC’s building in March, we had no idea what lay ahead. However, our commitment to fulfilling the Center’s mission remained steadfast and so online we went! Little did we know how intimate, accessible and beneficial our online Dharma programs would be for so many. Countless people are taking classes, sitting retreats, and attending our drop-in programs and community groups. CIMC practitioners who moved from the Cambridge area can once again join our programs.
With great heart and dedication, our community – teachers, yogis and staff – has responded to the myriad challenges and opportunities that 2020 presented. As we head into the last few months of the year, the Center is vibrant and alive. We have an amazing team of CIMC teachers and visiting teachers who share their wisdom, experience, perspective and insights. Our sangha is engaged, learning and growing.
Why donate to CIMC’s Annual Appeal?
Each year, program fees bring in less than half of the income required for CIMC to operate. This year is no different. Annual Appeal donations, membership contributions and additional gifts made throughout the year, account for the rest of the funds needed to make ends meet.
With your vital support, we will continue to adapt to the uncertainties and challenges ahead. Our teachers will continue to offer Dharma teachings that focus on inner peace, wisdom, compassion and liberation in this imperfect world. We will continue to offer unlimited scholarships so that financial circumstances are never a barrier to joining our programs and accessing the teachings of the Buddha. The CIMC staff will continue to care for the community, as responsive and present as we can possibly be.
We are grateful for donations of any amount. It takes a community to support a Center like ours, and we can reach our 2020 Annual Appeal goal by December 31st only with the help of everyone who cares about CIMC.
Thank you for supporting your Center.
p.s. This year, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act offers significant U.S. tax incentives to stimulate charitable giving. Individuals can deduct up to 100% of their 2020 adjusted gross income for cash donations to qualified charities. The new law also creates a $300 above-the-line charitable deduction for filers who claim the standard deduction ($600 for married couples filing jointly). There’s never been a better time to support CIMC!