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The Endowment Fund was formed to secure the financial stability and long-term viability of the Sundari Foundation, so that the Lotus House Women’s Shelter will serve as a resource for women and children in need for generations to come.

In December 2007, a benefactor of the Fund gifted the land and buildings comprising the original Lotus House facilities to the endowment fund, which has in turn leased them to the Foundation under a fifty year lease, for a dollar a year, renewing in perpetuity so long as the property is used as a shelter for homeless women and children. This was an important first step toward achieving our goal of ensuring the financial stability of the Foundation and the Lotus House.

We have more work to do to reach our goal of financial security for Lotus House. The immediate goal of the Endowment Fund is to raise a minimum of $10 Million over five years, with a longer term goal of building a larger fund sufficient to ensure that the operating and capital needs of the Foundation are adequately provided for in perpetuity.

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By and About Women

As part of a special public awareness and fundraising campaign, the Endowment Fund has created a limited edition, portfolio of art and poetry, entitled By and About Women, which is the collaborative work of women artists from around the world and the creative writing group of the Lotus House. Proceeds from the sale of the portfolio will be used to help build the endowment fund to ensure that the shelter will serve as a resource for generations of women and infants to come.

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Donations to the endowment fund are deductible to the full extent permitted by section 501(c)(3) of the federal tax code (tax id # 92-0233563). A copy of the official registration and financial information for the endowment fund with the state of florida may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll free (800-435-7352) within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.
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