Donations to The Labyrinth Society
You can now make your donations to TLS via credit card or PayPal through our real-time Online Donation Processing or directly through PayPal via the Donate button on our Splash Page.
Donations also can be easily made by downloading and completing our Online donation form (.pdf 33K), by calling our office at (607) 387-5863 or (607) 387-5863 with a credit card, or mailing a check with the donation form to The Labyrinth Society, PO 736, Trumansburg, NY 14866.
While generosity is its own reward, please remember the tax advantages of giving if you itemize your tax deductions. We can also receive donations of appreciated stocks and bonds. Please call the office for more information.
Thank you for helping to keep TLS moving forward!
Tax-advantaged gifting is an indispensable element in enabling TLS to successfully pursue its mission: To support all those who create, maintain, and use labyrinths and to serve the global community by providing education, networking, and opportunities to experience transformation. Donations in a variety of forms are encouraged and deeply appreciated.
The Labyrinth Society, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization under the US Revenue Code. Gifts are tax deductible as permitted by law. A printed receipt is mailed in all instances and should be retained to document charitable contributions for tax purposes.
Donations may be designated to specific categories as outlined on our downloadable form, or left undesignated to be distributed at the discretion of the Board of Directors.
General Operating Fund: An unrestricted gift to the GOF helps to underwrite the day-to-day costs of operations (office supplies, postage, telephone, staff wages, etc).
Torrez Scholarship Fund: Enables membership grants to individuals who are otherwise financially unable to join TLS. It is our long-established policy that no one will be denied membership due to economic constraint.
Media/Digital Publications Fund: A restricted fund for the purpose of production and distribution of visual media designed to promote the creation and use of labyrinths in a variety of settings such as health-care facilities, prisons, public parks & buildings, churches, schools, etc.).
Special Projects: TLS currently gives small grants, restricted to no more than $300.00, as seed funding for labyrinth construction projects struggling to get underway.
Research Fund: Provides small grants for researchers working to document the beneficial potential of labyrinth use on a variety of psychological and physiological dimensions.
Apps/Smartphone Apps Fund: A fund for the purpose of developing and maintaining labyrinth-related apps that may be used on web-enabled devices.
Publications: Assists with the production and distribution of TLS-sponsored labyrinth journals and how-to support materials.
Website Development: The fact that you’re reading this on our extensive and informative website is testament to the very substantial investment we’ve made in creating the underlying infrastructure. It’s the most expensive, yet also most effective, modality of our commitment to public education. Please consider a contribution to this important work of worldwide service. We are raising money for a new membership manager at this time.
Gathering Scholarship Fund: Helps to enable attendance at our Annual International Labyrinth Gathering by individuals who would otherwise be unable to participate in this inspiring yearly event.
World Labyrinth Day (WLD): WLD is a growing event, and money donated will help us with outreach to the world beyond our organization.
Capital Equipment Fund: Assists with maintaining equipment (not real estate or software) used in the daily operating activities of The Labyrinth Society.
Annual Gathering Fund: Donations made to this fund are used to support the Annual Gathering. For example, these funds may be used to help reduce the cost to attend the Annual Gathering for all participants by helping to offset the overall Gathering costs - a savings that directly affects those who attend the Annual Gathering.
Online Auction Sponsorship: Donations made in this category are added to our general fund, which in part is used to help support the implementation of our annual Online Auction, a significant TLS fundraising event. Sponsorships to this fund are accepted at any point during the year, but are especially welcomed during the Online Auction and provide a fantastic way to promote your business while also helping to support The Labyrinth Society.
The 2017 on-line auction will take place in April 2017. Support our general fund by donating, bidding, or sponsoring during this annual event. Visit the Auction Information Page for more information.
Donate to the Labyrinth Society indirectly by going through the Labyrinth Society website when purchasing items from Amazon.com or the Labyrinth Society's Cafe Press Store. Just click on the links through the website that say Shop Amazon.com and shop as usual or click on Cafe Press and purchase official Labyrinth Society products! You can also donate items or bid on items at our Auction, which is starting in April 2017.