How Can I Help?

Our festival programming and community outreach is made possible by the generous financial support of donors and sponsors, and by the commitment of our amazing volunteers. You can show your Lotus love by joining Friends of Lotus, sponsoring an event, or by choosing to donate your time and talents.


Individual Giving

Friends of Lotus help underwrite everything: from Lotus Blossoms and summer arts outreach, to the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival and the Lotus-Fitzgerald Endowment.LEARN MORE
“Lotus has been a part of our lives for nearly 20 years. The Lotus Blossoms Bazaar and the Festival are sacred annual rituals for my family. My daughter says Festival weekend is better than Christmas. Lotus is one of the things that makes life in Bloomington so special. We actively give back for all Lotus has given us. Lotus is an important part of our annual charitable giving, and we volunteer to help at the Festival every year. This year my daughter is finally old enough to volunteer herself. Christmas doesn’t stand a chance!”
Bob Flynn, Lotus Donor and Volunteer

Business Support

When your business sponsors an event or program, you give the gift of Lotus to your community and clients.  Sponsors can support our Lotus Blossoms program in schools or the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival in the streets of downtown Bloomington.LEARN MORE
“Collaboration is one of my favorite words. When looking for organizations to collaborate with, it made sense that Lotus be one of them. I appreciate how well organized the Festival is and how positively the Festival impacts the restaurants, bars and galleries around Bloomington.”
Martha Moore, Owner of downtown business Pictura Gallery, chairman of the Bloomington Gallery Walk, and sponsor of the Lotus World Music & Arts Festival

Current Supporters

Lotus programs are made possible by the generous financial support of donors and sponsors. Please take a minute to review our current lists of supporters and thank them for investing in our community.CURRENT SPONSORSCURRENT DONORS