Donate Donate Ways to Donate Donations to IMC and IRC are tax-deductible. Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula, parent organization of both IMC and IRC, is a 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID 77-0450217. Online Donations Please keep in mind that IMC does not disclose donor information to teacher recipients. $ .00 Add Additional Teacher $ .00 Add Additional Teacher $ .00 IMC/AudioDharma $ .00 Insight Retreat Center $ .00 Make this a monthly recurring gift (“subscription”) Check by Mail Make checks payable and mail to: Insight Meditation Center 108 Birch Street Redwood City, CA 94062 Please indicate if funds are to go to IMC Teachers, IMC (including AudioDharma), or the Insight Retreat Center. If donating to more than one teacher or category, please specify teacher(s) or categories and amounts. Matching Gifts Please consider exploring matching-gift opportunities that may be available from your employer. If your company has a matching gift program, send your company’s matching gift form or information to the Fundraising Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail, to: Insight Meditation Center 108 Birch Street Redwood City, CA 94062 Through your donor-advised fund (DAF) or family foundation You can make a gift to support IMC through your donor-advised fund (DAF) administered by a community foundation, a DAF at a brokerage such as Fidelity or Schwab, or from your family foundation. Because often such gifts arrive at IMC without identifying information on the donor or donor’s intentions, we ask that you please contact the fundraising manager at email@example.com or (650) 260-8674 with any specific instructions at the time you make the gift. Thank you! Through your IRA With recent changes in tax laws, you can make gifts to support IMC directly from your IRA (such gifts are sometimes referred to as qualified charitable contributions or QCDs). Contact your IRA custodian for more information on how to make a gift in this way. Thank you! Stock Transfer Gifts of stock to IMC can be a great way to support IMC and IRC while at the same time meeting your personal financial-planning objectives. To learn more and/or to receive IMC’s brokerage information, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (650) 260-8674; you can also use our stock transfer form. Vehicle Donation Make a tax-deductible donation of a vehicle you no longer use, working or not, to benefit either IMC or IRC. IMC partners with CARS, a nonprofit organization that handles pick-up and all paperwork. IMC or IRC will receive 75-percent of the sale price of your used vehicle. Tell the CARS associate you speak with whether you would like your donation to benefit IMC or IRC. Call 855-500-RIDE (855-500-7433) and a representative will answer any questions and guide you through the process. Buying or Selling Your Home If you are buying or selling a home, IMC sangha member and longtime local real estate broker Carol Collins can refer you to a conscientious, highly qualified realtor. Carol can serve as your consultant, at no charge, throughout the buying or selling process to assist in all aspects of the transaction. After a sale, a donation is made in your name to IMC or IRC. You can contact Carol at email@example.com or (408) 348-1385. Legacy Community By making a bequest or other arrangement to include IMC and/or IRC as a beneficiary of your will or living trust, your retirement plan, or your life insurance policy, you help assure that IMC and IRC will continue to make the Dharma accessible to a broad community on a dāna basis for generations to come. For more information or to arrange a consultation with IMC’s volunteer estate-planning attorney, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (650) 260-8674. Year-end Acknowledgements In January, IMC will email you an acknowledgement of the sum of your gifts from the previous year; this receipt can be used for tax purposes. For online gifts, you will also receive an immediate email receipt from PayPal. Please retain your PayPal receipt for tax purposes. We thank you for your generosity! Questions? Email the Fundraising Manager at email@example.com or call (650) 260-8674. Dāna is the Buddhist word for giving IMC continues a 2,600-year-old Buddhist tradition of providing the teachings freely to all who are interested. IMC has no paid staff and is run entirely by volunteers. All financial support comes from the generosity of people who value what we do. Donations support all expenses, including programs, publications, website, the Insight Retreat Center, and AudioDharma. Teachers receive no salary and are supported by teacher dāna. We at IMC are very grateful for all the support we receive, and are inspired by how beautifully Dharma practice develops when it does so in a field of generosity and gratitude!