When you donate to our General Fund, we make sure your funds go where they are most needed, with a portion always going to our scholarship fund. Donating to this fund helps us make sure monies go where they are most needed and helps us in cases of emergency like the roof collapse of 2016, the heating system upgrade in 2017, and the stair replacement and plumbing fixes in 2019. Our 100-plus-year-old building requires a lot of love and attention for it to continue to house teachings and cultural and community events.
In any given year, there are expected and unexpected issues that arise and need immediate attention. We do our best to anticipate the unexpected and maintain emergency funds for those occasions. Your support of the General Fund helps us be prepared for these events and also to work on known issues to prevent problems in the future.
• Window Frame Replacement – Many of our window frames are in need of replacement due to age and water damage. This is an ongoing project as we replace the most compromised ones first and as finances allow. Estimated cost is between $7,000 and $9,000.
• Staining of Deck and Garden Fence – Estimated cost is $2400.
• Roof Replacement – Estimated cost is between $20,000 and $35,000.
• Stained Glass Repair – A crack has appeared in one of our older stained glass windows. Repair cost is unknown.