Donations will mean - more interviews with and memories from folks from the Suzuki days, more work to preserve and make available Shunryu Suzuki lectures and the oral and written history surrounding him, more ailing and aging Zennies visited, and more.
new donation methods to come soon - 3-3-12
and sent to
Crooked Cucumber Archives
Crooked Cucumber Archives fund is administered by PZI abbot John Tarrant and Michael Katz
The former is now the preferred fiscal sponsor but my former one of many years will also still receive tax deductible donations:
The Institute for Historical Study
Specify that it's for David Chadwick's cuke.com.
Institute for Historical Study letter attesting to this fiscal sponsorship plus their IRS 501c3 letter.
I'll send an official acknowledgement of receipt of your gift with sincere words of gratitude ASAP so let me know if you don't hear from me. The IHS keeps 5%. If you need more info on the IHS like their 501c3 number or financial statement, just let me know.
If you don't need the tax deduction and you don't care if your donation goes into the Crooked Cucumber Archives fund, by all means send your kind and generous contribution to
Feel free to email me at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
For info on past fundraising efforts which really applies pretty closely to what I'm doing now, go to Cucumber Project. There are letters of support, prior fundraising letters and more.
Zen Alumbrella proposal of 10-05 Overview and letters of support
It's amazing how seldom a donation comes. Almost nothing. Yet we survive and don't get bitter because we do this for ourselves by which I mean me, myself, and I. However I am thinking of using a more forceful approach, like maybe one modeled after this notorious magazine ad. - dc
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