The Giving Campaign
21st Anniversary Giving Campaign
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We need your help!

Twenty-one years ago Leonard and Jenness Perlmutter founded the American Meditation Institute with love, earnestness, joy, and a sense of adventure. As a result of their teaching, thousands of students are now living more productive and healthier lives, and over that time, the Institute has grown in size as well as scope. In addition to it’s weekly classes in Averill Park, AMI continues to offer yearly retreats and conferences. The Institute also offers distance learning to deliver its positive message through live streaming classes and provides an online video course allowing students to experience the teaching in their own homes, at their own pace.

“I am only concerned with taking care of the present. Action expresses priorities.”

MAHATMA GANDHI

As we embark on the 21st Anniversary Giving Campaign, we ask you to donate generously to support the Institute’s mission of service. As a non-profit educational organization, AMI is not financially self-sustaining. Leonard nor Jenness receive any financial remuneration for any of their work or teaching, yet, the combined income from tuition and membership falls far short of the necessary operating expenses to adequately serve our community. Your financial generosity today will be used to continue this life-affirming AMI teaching.

It has been said that giving is the secret to abundance. We hope that you will be able to help make AMI’s 21st Anniversary Giving Campaign a success. Your financial contribution will enable AMI to fulfill its mission in the world. Whatever level of contribution you can afford will help immensely and as a token of our gratitude for your support, we would like to present you with a gift based on your contribution.

Gifts for Levels of Giving
Grand Patron: $3000 or more

 
“Celebrity” by Jenness Cortez
Limited edition giclee
Edition size: 36

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PLUS               “Comprehensive Meditation and Easy-Gentle Yoga”
                        AMI’s 5 1/2 hour online instructional video course

Patron Level: $1000 or more

“Homage to Renoir” by Jenness Cortez
Limited edition giclee
Edition size: 36

Guarantor: $500 - $999
laptoponlinecourse
“Comprehensive Meditation and Easy-Gentle Yoga”
AMI’s 5 1/2 hour online instructional video course

Benefactor: $250 - $499
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A 20% discount of any AMI course (excluding retreats and conferences)

Sponsor: $100 - $249
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A signed poster of “Mother Earth” by Jenness Cortez

Contributor: $50 - 99

“Love Serve Remember” mug

Friend: $25 - $49
Student: $5 - 24

WHAT IS THE ANNUAL GIVING FUND AND WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?

The annual campaign is the major fundraiser for The American Meditation Institute. Remember, your gift is 100 percent tax deductible. All contributions go directly into the development of new meditation and yoga programs and the associated operating expenses to bring the benefits of mind/body medicine to more people. Your donation helps to keep classes, workshops, retreats and the AMI speaker’s bureau available, accessible and affordable. Your donation keeps our 6,000 year-old tradition of Yoga Science flourishing in the world.

HOW CAN I MAKE MY GIFT TO THE ANNUAL FUND?

You can make an on-going pledge monthly, quarterly, annually or as a one time gift. If you have any questions,
call Elaine at (518) 674-8714.

HOW CAN I MAKE MY DONATION GROW?

Check with your employer. Many companies will provide matching funds for their employees. Tell your friends and family who support charitable giving. Every donation counts. Imagine the kind of world we’d live in if everyone were meditating every day.

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