Grow a Perennial Lotus: Make a Gift to the Lotus-Fitzgerald Endowment

Lotus outreach - Power of Pattern banner 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.

Banner-coloring1-webEstablished 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.

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