The acceptance of any contribution, gift or concession is at the discretion of the Buddhist Monastery. The Buddhist Monastery will not accept any gifts unless it can be used or spent in accordance with the purpose and mission of the Buddhist Monastery.
No irrevocable gift, whether outright or for life, will be accepted if in any reasonable set of circumstances the gift would jeopardize the financial security of the donor.
The Buddhist Monastery will refrain from providing advice on the tax or other treatment of donations and will encourage donors to seek advice from their professional advisors to assist them in the donation process.
The Buddhist Monastery will accept donations of cash or publicly traded securities. Gifts of in-kind services will be accepted at the discretion of the Buddhist Monastery.
Certain other gifts, real estate, personal property, gifts in kind, illiquid securities and contributions whose sources are not transparent or whose use is limited in any way, must be reviewed prior to acceptance due to the special obligations raised or responsibilities can pose for Buddhist Monastery.
The Buddhist Monastery will provide awards to donors who meet the tax requirements for goods received as gifts from the charity. However, with the exception of cash donations and listed securities, no value will be attributed to any receipt or other form of proof of a gift received from a Buddhist Monastery.
The Buddhist Monastery will respect the intent of the donor relating to gifts for restricted purposes and those relating to the desire to remain anonymous. Regarding anonymous gifts, the Buddhist Monastery will limit the donor information to only staff members who need it.
The Buddhist Monastery will not compensate, through commissions, research fees or other means, third parties for sending a gift or donor to the Buddhist Monastery.