Annual Fundraising Campaign 2017
Dear Friend of Sophia,
Warm Autumn greetings to you!
We are deeply blessed to be connected to the potent work and mission of the Sophia Foundation to cultivate a culture of Love and Wisdom. This mission is ever more important as we witness so much divisiveness and suffering in the world today.
In August of 2017, the Board of Trustees met for our annual meeting. In response to co-founder Robert Powell’s encouragement that, while we as an organization have a strong vertical dimension focusing on the spiritual aspects of the Sophia impulse that must be maintained, what is additionally needed now is an expansion of the horizontal dimension of reaching out for the tending of the Soul.
In reverence for and commitment to Sophia, the board’s visioning, along with the teaching and research inspiration coming through our founders, brought forth a significant list of new projects and goals the Sophia Foundation intends to take up in the coming year. Here are just a few of the many projects we’re working on:
- Instituting socially conscious service projects in sacred activism through Sophia’s Hands
- A new version of our Astrosophy software, Astrofire, made more available, and on current technology
- Robert Powell’s continued research and writing, including (but not limited to):
- Steiner Books editions of the Prayer Sequence and the Foundation Stone Meditation
- The Shambhala Trilogy – book series including Grail Breathing, The Shambhala Path, and the Seven Healing Sounds
- The Reality of the Grail – a research project to express the significance of the Goetheanum as the new grail castle for this time of the second coming of Christ
- Karma Research and Christian Teaching of Reincarnation Projects – Robert is preparing to bring forth his 45 years of research findings in these areas
- Stargazing as a Spiritual Path – book documenting Robert’s discoveries over many years of star portals to higher spiritual reality in connection with the life of Christ
- Archiving the complete works of Valentin Tomberg
- Attracting and expanding our Sophia Community with new programs & locations through Sophia’s Heart
- Expanding our programs to include advanced courses for those called to serve in a Sophianic way
- Online learning offerings, extending our work to more people remotely through Sophia’s Wisdom
- Generating a surplus in the budget for 2018 with plenty of operating funds available
With the Sophia Foundation going through significant transitions in the configuration of our programs as Robert Powell steps back from teaching in North America, 2017 has been a challenging year for us financially. The Sophia Foundation relies significantly on community support through donations and program participation. The Board of Trustees wishes to continue to generously support the research of Robert Powell, in addition to focusing upon bringing the Sophia work into the world in new ways.
Our new website and online shop, launched earlier this year, have already been significant in helping our study materials, products and programs to become more readily available. We’re hopeful that the many new ideas and initiatives the Sophia Foundation is working on will inspire you to generously contribute to our Annual Giving Campaign this year, and that, in addition, you’ll be inspired to become more involved in our programs, events and learning opportunities as we share them with you in the coming months.
We ‘d like to express profound gratitude to you, our beloved community, for your continued, generous support of our work. It is precisely through Sophianic community that an impulse for peace in the world is cultivated, an impulse that seeks to unite heaven and earth even as Christ and Sophia, the Lamb and his Bride, are united.
“As we look at our present world, we see how impoverished we are through lack of turning to the Divine Feminine. In our time it is important, even crucial, that the Divine Feminine become a new power of inspiration in human affairs. Sophia has the possibility of becoming a shaping influence for civilization as we unfold into the future.”
~ Robert Powell, The Sophia Teachings. (p.21)
Remember that all donations are completely tax deductible. Please return your donation in the enclosed envelope, and be sure to watch for the upcoming Advent edition of our Starlight Journal, which will provide more details regarding some of our new initiatives. Feel free to contact the Sophia Foundation at any time with any questions you may have about our new projects, and/or to offer stock donations or include us in your estate planning.
May we shape the future together with Sophia in these challenging times filled with so much potential for a future of Love and Wisdom.
In deep gratitude,
The Board of Trustees, Founders, and Administration of the Sophia Foundation
Robert Powell (Founder)
Karen Rivers (Founder & Board Chair)
Michael Choy (Board Treasurer)
Lila Tschapatt (Board Secretary)
Philip Mees (Trustee)
Russell Delman (Trustee)
Steven Lambeth (Trustee)
Audrey Wiebe (Trustee)
Kim Marie (Administrator)
* Please note our current contact information is
Address: 4500 19th Street, #369, Boulder, CO 80304
Email: [email protected]
P.S. If it would be of interest to you, please contact our office at [email protected] for information about including the Sophia Foundation in your last will and testament and or making a stock donation.
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When you click the button above, you’ll be taken to a screen that allows for you to enter an amount, and also select to “Make this a Monthly Donation” if you wish. This makes it easy to offer an ongoing contribution to the work of the Sophia Foundation, and you can choose any amount to fit your budget. The monthly cost of a dinner out goes a long way toward supporting our mission.
Note: If you used JustGive in the past, you will see that we are shifting entirely to using PayPal.
You are also welcome to mail your donation to:
4500 19th Street #369
Boulder, CO 80304