Dear Friends,

Every gift is deeply appreciated and will help to make a difference at our beautiful Glendale Temple. We thank you for your continuing support.

At the current time our main fundraising goal is to set aside adequate funds to cover expenses incurred from work on the hillside behind the temple from the fire in 2013 and the subsequent costs of cleaning up the mud that spills into the parking lot after heavy rains.

Donations we receive in response to this appeal will be deposited into the Glendale Temple Building Fund at the Mother Center.  They will be used to support the mud control efforts, and they may also be used to cover large maintenance expenses associated with the temple’s buildings and future meeting facilities, grounds, equipment, furniture, vehicles, fundraising expenses, property taxes, and any potential future property purchases—which are not typically funded through our operating budget.

The Fire 2.jpgWhile it is Self-Realization Fellowship’s intent to use all designated gifts as outlined above, SRF reserves the right for the use of all gifts to SRF to be determined by the Board of Directors of Self-Realization Fellowship. In exceptional circumstances where the designated purposes are no longer feasible or have already been completed, or for other good cause, the SRF Board may redirect such gifts to other appropriate ministries or projects, including any project that comes closest to the basic original purpose of the designation. 

Our goal for this fundraiser is approximately $100,000 in the next two years, which will help support the expenses mentioned above. More details and pictures about the mud control efforts can be found below.

There are three ways to make a tax-deductible donation to our Glendale Temple Fund at Mother Center:

  1. By Check - Make your check payable to Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) and write Glendale Temple Building Fund” on the memo line of the check. Please send your check to:

        Self-Realization Fellowship
        2146 East Chevy Chase Drive
        Glendale, CA 91206

  2. By credit card (phone) - call Mother Center at 818-549-5151 and indicate that your donation is for the “Glendale Temple Building Fund.”
  3. By credit card (online) - please click this button:

All donations that are not designated to the Building Fund will be used to meet the general operating expenses of Self-Realization Fellowship.

Recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, Self-Realization Fellowship is a public charity under federal law and a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation under the Revenue Taxation Code of the State of California. Accordingly, contributions to Self-Realization Fellowship are deductible to the maximum extent permitted by law for income tax purposes. Donations can be made through outright gifts in the form of cash, check, credit card, appreciated securities, real or personal property, and other types of assets, and deferred gifts in the form of charitable trusts. Bequests eligible for a charitable estate tax deduction can be made by naming the organization as a beneficiary in, among other things, a will, a trust, an insurance policy, or retirement funds.

Glendale Temple 2013 Fire and Cleaning Up Efforts

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