The Tsoknyi Nuns

    Cultivating Enlightenment in Female Form

Planned Giving

"Many people from around the world are supporting the Tsoknyi Nuns, helping to preserve the ability of these nuns to practice, far beyond my lifetime. I deeply appreciate everyone's help in this important effort."
Tsoknyi Rinpoche III

The Gift of a Lifetime

A planned gift is a powerful way to practice generosity.  As you contemplate your personal legacy, please consider including the Tsoknyi Nuns in your will and estate planning.

Contact Us About Planned Giving

Whether you are just starting to think about your legacy plan or have questions, we are here to help.

And please let us know once you have named Pundarika Foundation as a beneficiary so we can thank you and add you to our Bequest Challenge and Legacy Society.

Michael Kunkel
Planned Giving Director

Bequest Challenge

Pundarika Foundation is pleased to announce a Bequest Challenge of $100,000 from a generous donor to inspire support for the Tsoknyi Nuns. An anonymous (and generous) donor will make an immediate matching gift equal to 10% of each bequest up to a maximum of $10,000 per bequest. Gifts that qualify include:

Wills & Living Trusts

IRA/Retirement Accounts

Life Insurance Policies

Bank, Brokerage or other Financial Accounts

Real Estate or other assets

This is a unique opportunity to become a founding member of the Tsoknyi Nuns Legacy Society.

Join the Legacy Society

The Tsoknyi Nuns Legacy Society honors donors who’ve made charitable contributions to Pundarika Foundation (or to the Tsoknyi Humanitarian Foundation in the past) in their estate plans or other types of planned giving. 

Please be sure to contact Michael Kunkel at once you have added Pundarika Foundation. We want to thank you for your gift and welcome you to the Legacy Society.

Will & Living Trust

Share our general bequest language and federal tax ID information with your attorney as you make plans to include the Pundarika Foundation in your will or trust.

Please let us know so we can thank you and welcome you into our Legacy Society.

IRA/Retirement Plan

Name Pundarika Foundation as the charitable beneficiary of your IRA upon your death by listing it as your beneficiary. 

You can also give any amount (up to a maximum of $100,000) per year from your IRA directly to the Pundarika Foundation today without having to pay income taxes on the money. More information here.

Life Insurance

An effective way to support the  nuns is through assigning your beneficiary designation on your life insurance policy to Pundarika Foundation.

You will need to update your beneficiary designation form with the policy holder. More information here

*Please note that none of this information should be construed as legal or tax advice.  In making a charitable gift, it is always important to seek the advice of your attorney or tax advisor.
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