Celebrating 26 Years & Announcing New Programs
Dear Friends, Donors and Supporters of The Ojai Retreat Cultural Center,
 
For the last 26 years, The Ojai Retreat Cultural Center has been offering cultural and educational events to the Ojai community and the guests of The Ojai Retreat. Priority topics covered the environment (local and world issues), spirituality (various orientations), education , health and wellness , local community issues (such as water, traffic, etc.), and the arts .

We also encouraged local groups-that align with our values and goals-to use our facilities, often for free.

Thank you for your generous support which made all this possible.
Looking Ahead-Focus of our 2020 programs

We plan to offer the following programs:

· Film showings (movie evenings, discussions with film directors, writers and producers)
· Concerts both indoors and outdoors in the waterfall garden
· Talks by spiritual leaders on various topics
·Several presentations by experts on global climate change
·Panel discussions on local community issues
· Social gatherings , and much more

Upgrade of our Event Infrastructure

In order to achieve our goals for future program offerings we urgently need:

· New technical equipment and blackout curtains (to show films).
·An event coordinator to organize and manage all these new and additional events.
·The distressed lawn by the waterfall to be replaced with a flat flagstone patio (so that we can use that area for intimate concerts, talks, weddings, small gatherings, and other events).

For those who wish to have the $ amounts of all these items, we are happy to provide them on request.

Total amount needed: $30,000
 
·Any contribution—small or large—will be highly appreciated!
·Those who donate $1,000 or more will have their name inscribed on a special 2020 plaque which will be posted at The Ojai Retreat.
·All donations are tax-deductible as The Ojai Retreat Cultural Center is a CA non-profit and tax-exempt organization, 501 (c) (3).

Something to consider: if 100 people donate $100 and 20 people donate $1,000, our goal will be achieved.
 
From the Board of Directors of The Ojai Retreat Cultural Center, I would like to thank you in advance for your donation!

We wish you Happy Holidays and a wonderful 2020!

Sincerely,
Ulrich Brugger
Founder and Executive Director
You can donate by check (made out to The Ojai Retreat Cultural Center, 160 Besant Road, Ojai, CA 93023), by credit card (by calling the office at 805-646-2536), or by clicking the button below.
The Mission of The Ojai Retreat Cultural Center is to provide educational and cultural programs that enrich the human mind and spirit, and bring about a change in the world and in human consciousness.
"The Ojai Valley is internationally known as a sacred place of exceptional beauty and spiritual significance. The Ojai Retreat exemplifies the very best that Ojai has to offer."

- Suza Francina, former Mayor of Ojai and current Ojai City Council Member
The Ojai Retreat Cultural Center is a sister organization to The Ojai Retreat & Inn.