Grow a Perennial Lotus: Make a Gift to the Lotus-Fitzgerald Endowment
Since 1994, Lotus has helped make Bloomington, Indiana unique. If you agree that the Lotus experience adds something vital to our community — and to Indiana and beyond — please support the Lotus-Fitzgerald Endowment.
Your visionary gift will help make Lotus a permanent part of southern Indiana’s cultural life. Think Lotus World Music & Arts Festival. Think Lotus Blossoms. Think perennial Lotus.
Established by Michael Fitzgerald in 1996, the endowment has also benefited from participation in the Matchstick Initiative of the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County. Matchstick provides a 1:2 match of donor funds — the Community Foundation contributes $1 for every $2 donated to our endowment.
- Make a contribution to the Lotus-Fitzgerald Endowment directly online by using the “Donate” button to the left, and designate your gift “Endowment” in the “Special Instructions” section.
- Or download this PDF reply form and send with your contribution, donate online via the button at left (designate your gift “endowment”) — or contact us at 812-336-6599.
- You immediately benefit from endowment contributions, because all donations are tax deductible. And like any investment account, the Lotus-Fitzgerald Endowment will grow.
- For information about how to make the Lotus-Fitzgerald Endowment part of your planned giving, visit this page.
To learn more, contact Kristin Varella, development director (812) 336-6599; kristin [at] lotusfest [dot] org
Michael Fitzgerald is the founding contributor to the Lotus-Fitzgerald Endowment (est. 1996). The Fitzgerald family’s Fitzgerald Challenge Match (active through 2011) has been a major contributing factor to the cumulative growth of the endowment.