Annual Campaign Options

There are three major options for how you can be part of the Annual Campaign

Make a gift to the Annual Fund as you have in the past by completing the response card and

mailing it with a check, or make an online gift here

Make a gift to the Annual Fund and designate it to support one of the choices below. Your choice helps prioritize Annual Fund expenditures, especially in the event that funding is limited. The project you choose becomes in essence your project—your contribution completes it.

We ask that your gift cover the total amount, or for more expensive proposals, a minimum of $5,000.

Please indicate the project number (AF1, AF2, etc.) on the response card or the online form. (need address for online form)

Student Scholarships —Attracting students with truly exceptional promise and leadership potential

  • AF1. Scholarships for highly qualified U. S. undergraduates at $10,000/year; 15 students — $150,000
  • AF2. Scholarships for highly qualified international undergraduates at $15,000/year; 10 students — $150,000

Food Service — Elevating our Food Service with the freshest, locally grown organic produce

  • AF3. Organic produce grown on Jefferson County farms. $34,000
  • AF4. Radiance Dairy organic products. $19,000

“Wholesome food promotes growth of the whole person.” —Charaka Samhita

Bagambhrini Golden Dome —Nourishing the heart of our Super Radiance community

  • AF5. New carpet and paint throughout. $10,000
  • AF6. Replace 20 year-old chiller to ensure air-conditioning this summer. $80,000
  • AF7. Upgrade mechanical room plumbing. $13,000
  • AF8. Resurface parking lot including painting parking space lines. $16,000 DONOR FUNDING COMPLETE: WORK BEGINS MID-MAY 2017. perhaps choose red or some nice color for this

Beautification and Upliftment — For greatest dignity, joy, comfort, and safety

  • AF9. Argiro Student Center, our flagship, needs refurbishment on its north façade. $12,000
  • AF10. Faculty and staff Frat apartments: refurbish interiors, replace roofs. $98,000
  • AF11. Maharishi Veda Bhavan, home to Maharishi Vedic Science: new roof. $28,000
  • AF12. The Art Center, our largest academic facility, houses Media and Communications and the Fine Arts Department:
    extensive structural and design upgrades. $75,000
  • AF13. Visitors Center (Frat 153), where parents, prospective students, and distinguished guests stay: new exterior
    siding. $24,000
  • AF14. Historic Henn Mansion, constructed in 1853: critical east wall fortification for building preservation. $140,000
    Outdoor Lighting
  • AF15. Bollard lighting to brighten Argiro Student Center sidewalk. $7,500
  • AF16. Victorian lamp-style streetlights reconnected throughout campus. $10,800
  • AF17. Bollard and spot lighting for Henn Mansion. $5,000

Sidewalks and Roads

  • AF18. Restore major sections of campus roads. $95,000
  • AF19. New sidewalk for easy walking and bicycling between north and south campus. $108,000
  • AF20. Two new industrial-grade lawnmowers and snowplow for campus beautification and safety. $40,000

Recreation Center

  • AF21. Resurface tennis courts. $18,000
  • AF22. Refinish flooring used for jogging, basketball, badminton, volleyball, field hockey,
    indoor soccer, pickleball, and dance. $68,000
  • AF23. Install LED energy efficient lighting (pays for itself in 5 years). $50,000
  • AF24. Restore and beautify outdoor swimming pool and patio. $60,000

Expansionary projects are crucial to MUM’s growth, yet they are not included in the annual operating budget.

They are funded solely through donor-designated gifts, foundation grants, and bank loans. We ask that expansionary gifts cover the total amount of the project, or for more expensive endeavors, a minimum of $10,000.

Please indicate the project number (E1, E2, etc.) on the response card or the online form

Hawaii Semester for Sustainable Studies — Aloha! Mahalo! Hang Loose!

  • E1. Our highly popular new program that attracts and retains students. Supplemental scholarships to cover the associated tuition upcharge, allowing many more students to attend. $50,000 (15 students)

Regenerative Organic Agriculture Program — Cutting-edge technology to save the soil, sequester atmospheric carbon, and reverse climate change

  • E2. Roof solar array for the brand new Petra Stanley Regenerative Organic Agriculture Center. $80,000 E3. Greenhouse, landscaping, reservoir, and irrigation system. $80,000
  • E4. New furniture, including desks and chairs for 70 conference participants and students. $70,000
  • E5. Tractor with attachments and other essential farm equipment. $45,000
  • E6. Orchard of 100 trees plus ground work. $30,000 E7. Solar-powered electric deer fence. $5,000

Gil Younger Central Park — A community gathering place to honor of our greatest benefactor

  • E8. Tiered amphitheater for 200 people ($80,000 has already been donated). $46,000
  • E9. Stage for theatrical productions, concerts, and public discourse. $18,000
  • E10. Landscape lighting and electrical installation. $19,000
  • E11. Landscaping, road access, drain tiles, and rain catchment basins. $36,000
  • E12. Bioswale (landscape element) to redirect rainwater runoff for plant use and stormwater filtration. $10,000 E13. Concrete and limestone steps connecting amphitheater and Maharishi Vedic Observatory. $20,000

New Research Center for Social and Emotional Health — Dr. Sandy Nidich, Director

  • E14. Parkinson’s Disease Neuro-cognitive and Quality of Life Study. $70,000
  • E15. Longitudinal study to measure effects of Consciousness-Based education on intelligence and social-emotional competencies: comparing MUM students with students at other universities. $105,500 This study has the potential to impact MUM enrollment.
  • E16. Effects of Transcendental Meditation on physician burnout. $26,900