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Planned Giving

Preserving our Dharma Treasure for Future Generations

The Dharma Lamp Circle is a Planned Giving Program, a term that covers all kinds of charitable gifts such as bequests, trusts, and gifts of retirement benefits. Planned giving helps you to leave a real legacy with lasting, positive impact that continues far beyond your lifetime.

If you decide to leave a portion of your estate or retirement bequest to Zen Center, your donation will go into a special fund, the income from which will help provide Zen Center with a measure of long-term financial security. The planned giving fund is currently earmarked to support two main areas:

  • Long-term maintenance and capital improvements at our existing practice centers—City Center, Green Gulch Farm, and Tassajara Zen Mountain Center.
  • Dharma Outreach activities.

It is also possible to designate a planned giving benefit to a particular practice center or project.

We already have over 100 members of our Dharma Lamp Circle. We hope you will consider leaving a part of your estate to Zen Center to ensure our future.

For more information please contact:

Scott McDougall
Development Office
San Francisco Zen Center
300 Page Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
415.354.0435
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