During the month of May, iBme community members commit to meditate every day and seek out donors to sponsor their month-long commitment, like a mindfulness meditation marathon. All funds raised support scholarships to attend iBme’s life changing mindfulness retreats. Last year we allocated over $500,000 in scholarships, and this year our fundraising goal is $120,000. Every donor and every dollar counts!
This year, we expect the need for scholarships to be even greater than 2018 – please consider sustaining us for 2019 and beyond.
For over nine years, we have made sure that every teen who wanted to attend an iBme retreat, regardless of their ability to pay tuition, knew they would be able to come.
In 2018 we offered over $410,000 in scholarship funds, allowing 290 teens to receive reduced or full tuition support.
We are grateful for the diversity of teen retreat participants:
→ 19% identify as LGBTQ youth
→ 22% identify as teens of color
→ Teens travelled from 42 states and territories
|Four Teen Scholarships|
A gift at this level gives four teens scholarships to attend a summer retreat.
|Seat on a retreat|
A gift at this level provides 1 FULL scholarship for a low-income teen to attend a retreat.
A gift at this level provides a nourishing meal for a full retreat of teens.
A gift at this level provides room and board for a volunteer retreat mentor.
A gift at this level supports ONE full day of retreat scholarship for a teen on scholarship.
A bell is rung at the start and close of each meditation period, and a gift at this level helps to sustain our mission and keep the bells ringing on our retreats.
As a 501c3 registered nonprofit, we welcome any support that is available, whether in assets, bequests, charitable trusts, or other resources. As with any giving, we encourage you to consult with your financial, tax, and legal advisors to discuss your options and decide which ways of giving might work best for you.
Please contact us for further information.
Gifts to Inward Bound Mindfulness Education can also be made via check,
payable to iBme, Inc. and mailed to:
iBme, Inc. | P.O.Box 516 | Concord, MA 01742
Please contact Jessica Morey at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (978) 254-7082 for information.
Inward Bound Mindfulness Education, Inc. is a tax-exempt charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and is eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions.