Fundraising & Awareness
Every year, groups of TPRF supporters join together to raise funds for TPRF’s programs or simply to expand awareness about the mission and activities of the Foundation. Sometimes these focus on a specific cause or program and sometimes not. Golfers on four continents have held Benefit Golf Tournaments, often involving local sponsors, and followed by a dinner. In 2015, independent fundraising events held around the world raised nearly $100,000. Other events have increased interest in the Foundation in specific communities, raising general awareness of the Foundation’s work.
Groups sponsoring such events have presented concerts, dinners, annual picnics, sales, and more—each with its own flavor, reflecting the desire to have fun and help others in the process. While the Foundation does not sponsor these fundraising events, support is available in the way of materials, information, photos, promotion on this site and when possible, contact with others who have put on similar events. The Independent Fundraising Team welcomes you to contact them for any help, suggestions or requests via the help desk at this website.
This video gives you a brief look at what hundreds have accomplished by organizing special events and exciting initiatives that resulted in thousands of dollars donated to TPRF.
Recent News About Independent Events & Initiatives
Mary Wishard, Media and Communications Manager for The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF), recently responded to the question from a large foundation considering TPRF for a grant.
Donors from around the globe recently showed overwhelming support for The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF), contributing U.S.$200,000 during the year-end Welcoming a New Era Appeal. The enthusiastic response far exceeded the goal of raising U.S.$150,000, putting the charity in a stronger position to fulfill its mission of helping people live with dignity, peace, and prosperity.
Jake Frankel, Executive Editor for The Prem Rawat Foundation, recently visited Soweto, South Africa. In this blog (part 2 in his series about the impact of the Peace Education Program) he writes about delivering iPads to volunteers and reports on how Dr. Patrick is using peace education to treat patients.