2018 MBT Membership Pledge Drive

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Dear Members and Friends:

The Midwest Buddhist Temple thanks you for your participation in our temple activities. It is through generous donors like you that we are able to continue these programs and we ask you to make a financial donation today.

As a Pledge member or Friend, you help maintain the daily cost of operating the temple (salaries, utilities, maintenance); support our religious, social and community programs; vote on important temple matters (Voting Membership); receive our monthly Bulletin newsletter; and develop our website where the Sunday Dharma Talks get more than 400 downloads a month.

There are two categories of Pledge Membership: General and Voting. This year the MBT Board decided to increase the minimum pledge required for Voting Membership status to $200 per person ($400 per couple).

While there is no minimum requirement for General Membership, an average Pledge of $450 per person ($900 per couple) is needed to meet this year’s goal. Not all are able to contribute at this level so those who are able to donate more are encouraged to do so. All MBT supporters are asked to give what you can financially, as well as your much appreciated time and effort.

To make your Pledge or Donation, simply follow the directions below. Checks may be payable to “Midwest Buddhist Temple” with “2018 Pledge” on the memo line and turned in at the donation table or mailed to: MBT Pledge, 435 W. Menomonee, Chicago, IL 60614. Those who wish to support MBT financially without becoming a member may indicate “Friend” with their donation. You can also make your 2018 Pledge via our secured website (instructions below).

At MBT, we do not publish donor amounts and every expression of Dana is accepted with the same deep sense of appreciation. Together, we can ensure the future growth of the temple.

Make your 2018 Pledge

Step 1) The first step is to complete our Pledge Form. You can download then print a blank form: (click for pledge form). If you know how, please take a picture or scan your completed form and email it to office@mbtchicago.org – otherwise you can simply drop it in the mail.

Step 2) Complete your Pledge either “online” by using a secured PayPal website or “by Check” and US mail.

Pledge Online

Click the “Donate” button and you’ll be transferred to a secure PayPal website to complete the donation process:

  • Enter the amount you wish to pledge/donate
  • Log in to your PayPal accouct or enter your credit card and contact information (remember you will be using a secure PayPal website)
  • If you wish to donate without becoming a member simply enter “Friend” in the space provided for additional information
  • Upon completion you will receive a verification of your donation from PayPal (via email)
  • FYI: for each online donation the financial processor (PayPal) deducts 2.9% as a processing fee. 

Pledge by Check

Make your check payable to Midwest Buddhist Temple and remember to:

  • Write “Pledge 2018” on the Memo line or,
  • If you wish to donate without becoming a member write “Friend”
  • Mail your check to:

Midwest Buddhist Temple
435 W. Menomonee St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Thank You

We appreciate your continued support! If you have any questions or would like more information about the pledge process, feel free to contact the MBT Office by email at office@mbtchicago.org or by calling 312.943.7801; or any of us.


Rev. Ron Miyamura
Resident Minister

Kiku Taura
President, Board of Trustees

Rick Morimoto
Pledge Chairperson

Dan Peterson
Vice-president, Board of Trustees

Jason Matsumoto
Pledge Committee Member

date posted:

December 1st, 2018|