TIBET FUND & TWIN CITY Invite You to Join Us at the Exclusive
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE ANNIVERSARY FUNDRAISER
Jay Kos, 293 Mott Street, SoHo, New York Date: 10 December 2013
Time: 7:00 pm 9:00 pm
Twin City and The Tibet Fund welcome you to an exclusive evening to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the conferment of the Nobel Peace Prize to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Together we aim to generate capital that will further sustain the activities of Tibet Fund in preserving the distinct cultural and national identity of the Tibetan people.
Since 1981, under the patronage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tibet Fund has been the primary funding organization for health care, education, refugee rehabilitation, religious and cultural preservation, and community and economic development programs serving more than 130,000 Tibetan refugees living in India, Nepal and Bhutan. With its work, the Tibet Fund aims to promote self-reliance and help sustain the cohesiveness of the exiled community.
Please join us for an intimate evening of organic food & drink, live ethnic performances, inspiring speakers and leaders at the forefront of innovation, science, conscious capitalism and more. We would be delighted to have you among a select group of guests, who embody the core value of compassion in action, and thereby echo the message of all Nobel Laureates. Your Support is most appreciated!
$150 General Admission
$500 Sustaining Partner: your name handwritten in Tibetan script
$1,000 Event Sponsor: your name handwritten in Tibetan script
$5,000 and above Honorary Sponsor: 2 tickets to His Holiness The Dalai Lama upcoming Public Talk redeemable in 2014 and 1 complimentary ticket to Tibet Fund Gala dinner
(please select your donation level and click on the button below to make your donation online)
If you wish to pay by check, please make it payable to the Tibet Fund and note “Nobel Peace Prize Anniversary Event”. The Tibet Fund is a registered charity and your contribution is tax deductable to the fullest extend allowed by law. For details please contact email@example.com
A Special Message To All Our Friends
As this year’s holiday season approaches, we would like to take the opportunity to send warm wishes to you and your family. On this joyous occasion, we also wish to acknowledge with heartfelt gratitude your generous support of The Tibet Fund in carrying out our mission to protect the cultural identity of the Tibetan people and to improve the living standard of thousands of Tibetans who continue to live away from their homeland in Tibet.
For over thirty years The Tibet Fund has been the primary funding organization for programs encompassing all aspects of Tibetan life in exile, including rehabilitation services and health care; sponsorships for orphaned and poor Tibetan children, monks, nuns and the elderly; vocational training and community development; and programs to preserve Tibetan cultural identity. We invite you to visit explore this website to learn more about our work and accomplishments.
The humanitarian programs that we are able to implement depend largely on your kindness and generosity. We hope you will continue to support us and the work we do by participating in one or both of the following Tibet Fund’s initiatives described on the right.
We express our gratitude for your generosity and concern for the welfare of Tibetans.
Rinchen Dharlo, President ~~~ Lobsang Nyandak, Executive Director
The Tibet Fund Endowment Matching Grant Campaign:
Your Generosity Makes a Difference!
The Tibet Fund endowment is born from a desire to bring long term sustainability to the organization, allowing us to serve the Tibetan community more effectively in the future. Contributions to the endowment fund will be matched, doubling the impact of each donation. Our fundraising goal is $3 million and we have made a modest start by raising $69,000 at our 4th Annual Tibet Fund Gala on October 17, 2013. Please join the campaign to strengthen our organization and bring a sustainable future to the Tibetan community in exile. A contribution of any amount can make a difference.
Friends of The Tibet Fund: A Sustaining Partner
We invite you to join “Friends of The Tibet Fund” and become a part of our organization. The Tibet Fund supports the Tibetan community in exile, located primarily in India and Nepal, with its programs and services. As one of the “Friends of The Tibet Fund” your ongoing contributions will help to provide a sustainable future to those we serve. You could also become a Sustaining Partner of the Tibet Fund or a Leadership Donor.
The Tibet Fund is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. As such, your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extend allowed by law.
PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Tibet Fund is seeking to raise $250,000 to fully fund the Professional Scholarship Program. His Holiness the Dalai Lama considers the education of the upcoming generation of Tibetans to be the highest priority of the exile community. He has said that the future of the Tibetan people depends upon well-educated community leaders who safeguard the traditional values of Tibet while integrating the knowledge and skills to be gained in modern education. It is with this in mind that the Tibet Fund began the PSP in 2009.
The Professional Scholarship Program provides scholarships to Tibetan refugee students living in India, Nepal and Bhutan, who are working towards professional degrees in the fields of healthcare, engineering, science and community development. The goal of the program is to enhance the human resources present within the Tibetan exile community. By helping young Tibetans to pursue professional degrees and serve their community, the program hopes to significantly impact the Tibetan people’s welfare and long-term sustainability. The PSP will enable the Tibetan community in exile to become more self-sufficient and will contribute to the overall cohesiveness of the settlements, thereby contributing to the survival of Tibetan culture and identity.
The Tibet Fund currently has $200,000 earmarked for the Professional Scholarship Program, which would be exhausted in five years without additional support.
In order to raise additional funds for the program, The Tibet Fund hopes to invest its current funds into an Indian time deposit Rupee account in Dharamsala, where the current interest rate stands at roughly 9.25%. If this account held $400,000, the yearly interest from the combined funds would be enough to pay for the scholarship of 40 professional students per year. This would allow 400 students to complete their professional education in the next ten years without drawing money from the principle amount held in the account. Thus, with help from donors and the community, we are aiming to raise $250,000 in order to continue the work of the PSP for the next ten years. Click here to find out more…
Mario Cantone, comedian, screenwriter, star of Broadway, The View and Sex in the City, lends his time, friendship and star power to The Tibet Fund to help raise funds for our Professional Scholarship Program.