Lotus-Fitzgerald Endowment

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 support the Lotus-Fitzgerald Endowment.

Your visionary gift will help make Lotus a permanent part of southern Indiana’s cultural life. Think Lotus World Music & Arts Festival. Think Lotus Blossoms. Think perennial Lotus.

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 up to over $615,000.

The ultimate goal for the Lotus-Fitzgerald Endowment is to establish a fund balance of $1 Million.  If you would like to be part of growing a perennial Lotus in your community, here’s how you can help:

  • Make a contribution to the Lotus-Fitzgerald Endowment directly online by using the “Donate” button in the sidebar, and designate your gift “Endowment” in the “Special Instructions” section.
  • Make an endowment contribution by check: download this PDF reply form and send with your contribution, or 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 as part of yourplanned 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 will grow.

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