Friends of Dharmic Life is a student-led fundraising initiative to establish an endowment for Georgetown University Dharmic Life, similar to that of other faith groups on campus. It began when recent information came to light that all Georgetown Dharmic Life events (weekly Aratis, weekly Buddhist Meditations, Monthly Sikh Sangat, Diwali, Holi, etc.) have absolutely no sustained institutional funding. Interest from the endowment will be used to pay for Dharmic Life programming, leading to a sustainable model for sevā and engaging with our traditions on campus. In order to set up this endowment, we must raise $100,000. It is our goal to set up the endowment by November 12, 2023, i.e. the day of Diwali.
We appreciate donations of any and all sizes! If you know anyone who may be interested in supporting this effort by donating, from relatives to friends to institutional organizations, please share their contact details via this form. Building a contacts list is the first step and is an entirely community-based effort.
To stay updated on our progress and get involved with our efforts, fill out this form.
We need your help to be able to keep our traditions present on campus!