Give to the Annual Fund 2021-2022

Gifts to DRBU's Annual Fund are a vital source of current-use, unrestricted funding, which goes to support academic programs, enrich student life, and meet pressing needs and core priorities. DRBU sets an Annual Fund goal for each fiscal year based on its minimum operational targets.

Gifts to this fund—no matter the size—have a real impact. 

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2021-2022 DRBU Annual Fund Goal: $600,000 

Fundraising period: July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022

The 2021-22 Annual Fund Letter 


What Does the Annual Fund Support? 

  • Students: Contributions to the Annual Fund support academic programs, enrich student life, and meet pressing needs. The Annual Fund covers a range of budget items both in and outside the classroom.
  • Faculty: DRBU faculty agree to work for a fraction of what they could earn elsewhere. Faculty salaries nevertheless remain one of the largest line items on the DRBU annual budget. By investing in DRBU’s faculty, you help define the University’s spirit, advance scholarship, and attract additional high-quality hires.
  • Building and Renovating the Campus: DRBU is carrying out major renovation and construction activities on its campus at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas (CTTB). Once completed, the projects will add critically needed classroom, office, library, meditation, and meeting space, as well as introduce aesthetic focal points to the campus. 
  • Sustaining and Growing DRBU: DRBU is juggling two major tasks: providing a high-quality education to existing students and planning for significant expansion of its student body, faculty, and campus facilities. In short, the University must give full energy to the present while keeping an eye on the future. 

Other Ways to Give 

Gifts by Mail
Please send a check or money order (payable to Dharma Realm Buddhist University or DRBU) to the address below (updated on July 6, 2021):

Dharma Realm Buddhist University
Attn: Office of Development
1991 Virtue Way
Ukiah, California, 95482

Gifts by Wire Transfer
Please contact the Office of Development at

Employer Matching Gifts
Here’s a simple way to double or even triple your gift to DRBU: Ask your employer whether it’s one of the many companies that match gifts made to nonprofit organizations. Some offer this benefit even after an employee retires. Contact your human resources office to find out more and to obtain the proper gift-matching forms. 

IRA Charitable Rollover
If you are age 70 1/2 or older, you can make tax-free gifts from a traditional IRA account directly to DRBU, up to a maximum of $100,000. This can help you satisfy your minimum required distribution. For more information, please consult your financial adviser. If you'd prefer your IRA administrator to use wire transfer or direct deposit instead of sending a check, please contact the Office of Development at (707) 621-7000 ext.1 or for routing details.

Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)
This type of giving program offers immediate, highly favorable tax benefits as well as a flexible way to support DRBU and your other favorite charities in the years to come. 

Please email us at if you are interested in contributing to other kinds of funds, for example, endowment funds or scholarships.