Welcome to our annual MBT Membership Pledge Drive. Through your participation and contributions, MBT can continue to bring Shin Buddhism, cultural programs and fellowship to our Sangha. For more information about MBT Membership, please read this Pledge Letter from our Board of Trustees.

2019 Pledge Letter

Help Sustain MBT

In order to sustain MBT’s services and programs, it takes a financial contribution of approximately $38/month ($450 annually per member, $900 for couples). We understand that not everyone can commit to this level of support and we encourage each member to contribute at the level that is right for you. And if you can afford levels above the guidelines, please consider doing so. Note: to be considered a “voting member” the minimum Pledge is $250/year.

Things to know about paying your Pledge

  • New Electronic Payments: If your bank supports the Zelle® payment system (most large banks do), MBT can now electronically accept direct payments from you. This is a secure method of direct money transfer and does not incur any fees. Or you can use your PayPal® account. See instructions below.
  • Budget your Pledge: If you want, you can pay your Pledge in partial payments. If you pay electronically (Zelle® or PayPal®) there are usually options to set up “recurring payments”* when you create the payment.

Make your 2019 Pledge

Via your bank with Zelle®

If your bank supports the Zelle® payment system, you can send money directly to MBT’s bank account by just using our donation email address:

giving@mbtchicago.org

  • Check with your bank for their directions from your online account.
  • When you set up a payment, you can choose to make partial “recurring” payments if you want to budget your Pledge.*
  • When you send the payment, remember to put MBT Pledge 2019 in the memo field.*
  • This is a secure bank-to-bank transfer and the best part is there are no fees charged!

With a credit card via PayPal®

Click the “Pledge w/PayPal” button and you’ll be transferred to PayPal® to complete the donation payment with a credit card.

  • PayPal® will automatically deduct 2.9% of the amount donated as a processing fee.
  • When you set up a payment, you can choose to make partial “recurring” payments if you want to budget your Pledge.*

By check

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

  • Write MBT Pledge 2019 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

* Notes for “Recurring” payments:

  • If you use “recurring” payments please let us know your total yearly Pledge in the memo/message field e.g. “MBT Pledge 2019: $(total pledge)“. 
  • Recurring payments are features provided by your bank or PayPal®. If you set up a “recurring” payment you are responsible for managing (changing or stopping) the recurring payment process.

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.

Gassho,

Rev. Ron Miyamura
Resident Minister

Rick Morimoto
Pledge Chairperson

Kiku Taura
President, Board of Trustees

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