Imagine my excitement in the last few days of December, when a supporter of TSG approached me with a Matching Challenge Grant of up to $200,000 to help us raise funds for the NEW TSG Center. This means that whatever we can raise in 2016, up to $200,000, will be matched dollar for dollar!
What joy to know a permanent home and Center for TSG is now possible! This has been my dream for years and, finally, we can make this dream come true.
Why do we need a new TSG Center? The current offices of TSG are housed in a private home. It is limited in space and accessibility. We cannot grow substantially as we are currently housed. Without a permanent and accessible Center, the future growth of TSG and the spreading of Torkom’s creative genius in the world would be seriously limited.
We need a new Center that will anchor all of the work we have been doing for the last 28 years. We need a Center that is permanent, accessible, and conducive to distributing and sustaining Torkom’s creative genius.
Imagine, if together we raise $200,000, our donor will give us a matching $200,000 Grant. This Grant offer expires on December 31, 2016.
With $400,000 raised, we will be able to begin searching for our new home. Although this by no means will enable us to have all that we need for a new home, it is a good start nevertheless. The more we raise, the better placed we will be to find just the right space for TSG.
What does a new TSG Center entail?
First and foremost, we will not be in a restricted, residential neighborhood. We will be housed in professional facilities that model the quality of the work and service we provide.
Specifically, we will have:
- Proper staff facilities with needed technological resources
- Proper meeting rooms for public classes, leadership training courses, teacher training classes, seminars, lectures, and weekly worship programs, as well as weddings, baptisms, memorial services, and annual TSG Wesak celebrations
- Fully house Torkom’s library of esoteric books
- Fully house Torkom’s creative archives of handwritten manuscripts, original lecture recordings, original music composition including lead sheets, as well as photographs, letters, and other historical materials
- Warehouse for our inventory of books for sale
- Beautifully landscaped gardens for meditation, reading, and contemplative silence
Why not consider guest houses and accommodations for visiting disciples for retreat, research, and study? There is no limit to what we can do together.
In addition to publishing Torkom Saraydarian’s books, TSG Foundation has created an impressive online presence as well as online courses with participants from around the world. Our classes and meditation programs are open to everyone. We wish to expand this local and international presence and develop a stronger sense of community. We wish to be a Center where students can come, get to know each other, and support one another in their daily quests to achieve more of their potential. We have done this for 28 years and we can do more.
The purpose of TSG Foundation is to be a pathway for self-transformation. The work we do inspires people from around the world. Books are being read, taught, and translated. The social media sites connect us nationally and internationally to anyone who is interested in self-transformation. A beautiful new Center will attract new students who are learning the principles and applying them to their daily lives. Your support will help us to reach out to more students who are searching for something more in their lives.
Don’t forget about all the great leaders and teachers we will be training so our work continues into the far future. Imagine just how much your support will mean to them and what it will build for the future! Your help will empower them and give them more skills to reach people in need and help people make more sound life decisions. Together, we can work to help each other have more meaningful lives.
In order to create these exciting spaces and launch these programs, we need your help.
TSG’s rapid growth and transformation is in large part due to the generous support of our loyal, faithful supporters. With your help, we continue to accomplish our goals.
With your support, we can make this Challenge Grant a reality, thus ensuring TSG’s sustainability. TSG Foundation is non-profit tax-exempt organization. All of your contributions are tax deductible and serve the important purpose of leading humanity into its glorious future. You can donate by mail, using the enclosed envelope, or you can donate securely online at www.tsgfoundation.org. Even if you cannot make your contribution now, will you make a pledge for a year-end donation? We gratefully accept donations of any amount. Please remember that you do not have to send us the full amount today. You might consider making your contributions in installments throughout the remainder of this year. Remember, the matching pledge offer expires on December 31, 2016.
This year, in 2016, we begin our 29th year in operation! I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for all of your support. Your support has made it possible for TSG to be in a position to receive this generous Matching Challenge Grant and to expand our services. We will keep you posted on the results of our campaign to match this Grant.
With love and gratitude,