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A Year of Openings… and Not a Few Challenges

June 29, 2022

Francisco Burgos, Executive Director

Francisco Burgos, Executive Director

This has been a year of openings for Pendle Hill – in March we officially re-opened the campus, re-launched Pendle Hill’s signature Resident Student Program, re-hired staff across several departments, and worked tirelessly to bring individuals and groups back to campus. And in April we launched a $20,000 1:1 Matching Gift Opportunity that raised over $30,000 through the end of June. Thank you to everyone who participated and to our two matching gift donors.

Coming back from the many operational and financial challenges brought on by the COVID pandemic has not been easy, but we’ve been buoyed by the generous financial support the Pendle Hill community has demonstrated during the past two years. Our efforts this year have been successful on many levels, but it is still going to be a challenge to balance our budget at the end of this fiscal year (August 31).

With two months remaining in this fiscal year, Pendle Hill still needs to raise $120,000 in unrestricted support by August 31. Please consider the ways you might be able to help provide essential support for FY 2022:

  • Outright gift of cash or credit card. Go to to make an online gift or send your check in the mail. You can also use this site to become a Monthly Sustainer. Just click the “Recurring Gift” link on the Donate page.
  • If you are 70 ½ or older, you may make a Qualified Charitable Distribution directly from your IRA, payable to Pendle Hill, which can help reduce the tax impact of Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) income. For information, contact your IRA custodian.
  • Do you have a Donor Advised Fund? You can request that your sponsoring organization make a donation to Pendle Hill!
  • Gifts of appreciated securities and mutual fund shares may be transfered directly to Pendle Hill, avoiding the capital gains tax. E-mail Barbara Price Monahan, Interim Director of Advancement, at, to request written transfer instructions.

Thank you for considering a gift today. With your help, Pendle Hill will continue to be a welcoming center for Spirit-led learning, retreat, and community; a place of renewal, connection, deep listening, and exploration.

With gratitude,


Francisco Burgos
Executive Director

NB: Pendle Hill’s fiscal year ends August 31. As always, please consult with your attorney or tax adviser regarding your specific legal or financial situation.