Established by Michael Fitzgerald and the Fitzgerald Family in 1996, the endowment has benefited from multiple rounds of participation in the Community Foundation’s “Matchstick” Initiative now with a total fund balance over $640,000. Investment gains from this Endowment are invested back into the Endowment or fund critical needs, as determined by the Lotus Board of Directors.
The ultimate goal for the Lotus-Fitzgerald Endowment is to establish a fund balance of $1 Million.
How to Donate
Since 1994, Lotus has helped make Bloomington, Indiana unique. If you agree that the Lotus experience adds something vital to our community — and to Indiana and beyond — please consider an endowment gift.
Your visionary gift will help make Lotus a permanent part of southern Indiana’s cultural life. Think Lotus World Music & Arts Festival. Think music for youth and celebrating cultures from around the world! Your endowment gift today sustains Lotus for years to come.
- Make a contribution to the Lotus-Fitzgerald Endowment or Lee Williams Artist Fund directly online by using the “Donate” button in the sidebar, and choose your preferred endowment in the drop-down box.
- Make an endowment contribution by check and write in the memo line which endowment you are supporting. Feel free to contact us at 812-336-6599 for more information.
- Make a gift of stock or securities – contact us at 812-336-6599 for instructions.
- Leave a Lotus legacy with a bequest to the Lotus-Fitzgerald Endowment or Lee Williams Artist Fund, as part of your planned giving; for more information, visit this page.
You immediately benefit from endowment contributions, because all donations are tax deductible. And like any investment account, the Lotus-Fitzgerald Endowment and the Lee Williams Artist Fund will grow!