YOUR ENDOWMENT GIFT WAS MATCHED!

$1 for every $2 donated

AMOUNT RAISED: $65,000

You did it!  Thank you for your donations!

Your gifts connect our community to artists from around the world, and bring joy to generations of children and families throughout South Central Indiana. 

Lee Williams Artist Fund

Photo Credit: Jim Krause

The Lee Williams Artist Fund was created in 2019 to honor the first Executive Director and one of the founders of Lotus, Lee Williams. Lee continues to be passionate about supporting artists in our community and from around the world. This Fund honors his incredible legacy and supports expenses related to working with artists.

And Lee would love to hear about your donations. Lotus can inform Lee that you’ve made a donation to the Artist Fund.

Lotus-Fitzgerald Endowment

Lotus Fitzgerald Endowment logo

Established by Michael Fitzgerald and the Fitzgerald Family in 1996, for all future generations to experience cultures from around the world. The endowment has benefited from generous donations from our community and multiple rounds of participation in the Community Foundation’s “Matchstick” Initiative, now with a total fund balance over $675,000.

Investment gains from this Endowment are invested back into the Endowment whenever possible, or fund critical needs, as determined by the Lotus Board of Directors. For example, the Lotus Board elected for the first time to use endowment gains last year, to help offset expenses related to the renovation of the new Lotus Firebay. 

How to Donate

1. Donate by check – Checks must be made payable to the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County with either the Lee Williams Artist Fund or Lotus-Fitzgerald Fund written in the memo line. Checks may be dropped off at the Lotus office at 105 S. Rogers (call 812-336-6599) or mailed to:

Lotus
PO Box 1667
Bloomington, IN 47402

2. Make a gift of stock or securities

3. Leave a Lotus Legacy – with a bequest to the Lotus-Fitzgerald Endowment or Lee Williams Artist Fund, as part of your planned giving.

4. Contact Lotus to Learn More – Take a tour of the new Lotus Firebay, visit artist residency workshops with youth, or speak with a Lotus staff member or Board Member. Contact Development Director Megan Hutchison at 812-336-6599 to arrange details.

You immediately benefit from endowment contributions, because all donations are tax-deductible. And like any investment account, the Endowment Funds will grow!