Tara Mandala Endowment

Tara Mandala Endowment: The David Petit Sustainability Fund

Tara Mandala’s co-founder, Lama Tsultrim Allione’s late husband David Petit, built Tara Mandala with his devotion. From the first yurts and tents to the incredible Trikaya Tara Temple, nothing at Tara Mandala would exist without David.  He was a pillar of strength, forbearance and constant support for Lama Tsultrim, her family, and the Tara Mandala Sangha.

We launched the David Petit Sustainability Fund on our 20th anniversary year to honor David’s commitment and recognize his legacy. Annual returns from this endowment supplement earned and donation income providing greater stability to our operations and capital improvement needs each year. With an inspirational goal of $10 million or more, our initial goal is to grow the endowment to $5 million by 2020. As of 2018, we have received pledges totaling $3 million.

The intention of the David Petit Sustainability Fund is to provide long-term financial stability to the organization. Giving to the endowment will help ensure that the great benefit of Tara Mandala, its activities, and the teachings transmitted by Lama Tsultrim Allione and her teachers will be available to people around the world for many years to come.

Make a Gift to the David Petit Sustainability Fund »

Levels of Giving

  • 21 Tara Level: $25,000 – $49,000
  • Maha Benefactor: $50,000 – $74,00
  • Treasure Finders: $75,000 – $99,000
  • Gatekeepers: $100,000 – $199,000
  • Holders of the Dakini Net: $200,000 – $499,000
  • Awareness Holders: $500,000 – $1,000,000

Contact giving@taramandala.org to make a pledge or arrange an endowment gift.

  • $3 Million Raised
  • $5 Million Goal