PZI Pledge Update from John Tarrant
$12,000 Matching Grant
Challenge Starts Today!


PZI Pledge Drive 

Spring 2008




Dear David,


Last week you probably received in the mail our annual Pacific Zen Institute pledge letter, and several days ago we sent out an email with the letter and additional details. Today a donor has stepped forward and generously offered $12,000 in a challenge grant for the next 30 days to help us with our pledge drive. That means whatever you contribute in the next month, the donor will match that amount up to $12,000. This includes new memberships, increases in yearly membership dues and contributions to both the general fund and the scholarship fund.

The pledge drive is PZI's one major fundraising effort of the year and its success is very important to our financial health and stability. It gives us the ability to pay for expanded programs including more retreats, which offer a way for those at a distance to practice with us and to be a part of our community. Your contributions not only support normal operating expenses, programs, and teacher stipends; this year our goal is for this pledge drive to fund a re-designed and expanded website, more sesshin scholarships and long-awaited, much needed administrative support as well. If we can work together and raise at least $12,000 in the next 30 days we will have gone a long way toward meeting that goal.

Q: When would be a good time to respond to the pledge drive?
A: Now would be a very good time.

Thank you again for supporting PZI.

John Tarrant

JT Signature

Pacific Zen Institute



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