Every gift is deeply appreciated and helps to make a difference. Your continuing support of Lake Shrine is most welcome.
With donor support several important projects were completed over the past two years, including restoration of the Golden Lotus Towers and new roofing for our Temple and Retreat buildings. A second phase of the project is currently underway, installing a shore stabilizing structure that will be continuous around the perimeter of the Lake
Recently, a very important milestone was accomplished with the repair of the major erosion damage to the shoreline between the Windmill Chapel and the Houseboat. The path in that area was in grave danger of collapse before this repair was completed. The tiers of the retaining wall will be planted with English Ivy to prevent erosion and to cover the pipe and retaining walls.
Now that the most critical section of the shoreline has been repaired, work will begin on adding a shore stabilization structure that will extend 360 degrees around the Lake. To accomplish this the water level has been lowered by nine inches. This allows us to complete all work so that the structural components of the stabilization structure will be underwater when the project is completed and the Lake is raised to its normal level. When the project is completed, visitors will only see granite rocks along the shore.
Donations received in response to this appeal will be deposited into the Lake Shrine Temple Building Fund at Mother Center and will be utilized for the aforementioned project, and may also be used to cover large maintenance expenses associated with Lake Shrine’s buildings and future meeting facilities, grounds, equipment, furniture, vehicles, fundraising expenses, and any potential future property purchases.
While it is Self-Realization Fellowship’s intent to use all designated gifts as outlined above, SRF reserves the right for the use of all gifts to SRF to be determined by the Board of Directors of Self-Realization Fellowship. In exceptional circumstances where the designated purposes are no longer feasible, or have been completed, or for other good cause, the SRF Board may redirect such gifts to other appropriate ministries or projects, including any project that comes closest to the basic original purpose of the designation.
There are three ways to make a tax-deductible donation to our Lake Shrine Temple Building Fund:
- By Check – Make your check payable to Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) and write “Lake Shrine Temple Building Fund” on the memo line of the check. Please send your check to:
17190 Sunset Blvd.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
- By credit card (phone) – call Mother Center at 818-549-5151 and indicate that your donation is for the“Lake Shrine Temple Building Fund.”
- By credit card (online) – Donate Online
Recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, Self-Realization Fellowship is a public charity under federal law and a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation under the Revenue Taxation Code of the State of California. Accordingly, contributions to Self-Realization Fellowship are deductible to the maximum extent permitted by law for income tax purposes. Donations can be made through outright gifts in the form of cash, check, credit card, appreciated securities, real or personal property, and other types of assets, and deferred gifts in the form of charitable trusts. Bequests eligible for a charitable estate tax deduction can be made by naming the organization as a beneficiary in, among other things, a will, a trust, an insurance policy, or retirement funds.