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Memorials and Honoraria

Looking for a new way to remember someone special or celebrate a milestone or event? We are now offering an easy way to make gifts to the Center in honor or in memory of someone. For example, you could ask your family and friends to contribute to the Center in your name in lieu of birthday or Christmas presents. Or, you could donate on a special anniversary date in memory of a loved one who has passed. There are many creative ways to make meaningful use of this mode of giving.

If you choose to give in memory or honor of someone, the Center will send a special notification card, upon your request, to the person you select.

This process is a great way to help keep our Center vibrant, add meaning to personal celebrations and to honor and remember those you care about.

For requesting donations in lieu of gifts for your own special occasions, here is some sample text to get you started:


This year I am trying something different for [my birthday, the holidays, etc.]. As many of you know, I [our family, etc.] attend Kadampa Center and have found the support and community to be important to me. In lieu of personal gifts, I am hoping you might consider making a donation to the Center in my name.

There are a couple of easy ways to do this:

Mailing a check (with “in honor of [your name]” in the memo line) to
Kadampa Center
5412 Etta Burke Court
Raleigh, NC 27606
Donating online here:
Thanks for considering this generous act on my behalf. This support means a great deal to me [and my family].  If you are interested in learning more about Kadampa Center, you can go to

Closing, etc.



Donate Now to Honor or Memorialize a loved one

Click on the button above to be linked to our secure online community.
Then email here with the following information:

Donor Information: 

  • Name
  • Phone
  • Address
  • Email
  • Name of person(s) to be honored
  • Tribute to be sent to honoree
  • Address of honoree
  • Who is the honorarium from
  • Additional information