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Ahimsa Center
Your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar thanks to Drs. Tara and Nirmal Sethia

The Ahimsa Center is focused on interdisciplinary teaching and learning about nonviolence and its practical applications at personal, interpersonal, societal, national and international levels. 

Educational and outreach initiatives of the Center facilitate an understanding of ahimsa as a positive force informing the ways of thinking and transforming the ways of living. Toward this goal the Center has facilitated the creation of a minor in Nonviolence Studies on our campus, and offers a national, residential fellowship program for K-12 educators in nonviolence and social change. Through its public programs such as conferences, workshops, lectures and dialogues, the Center engages the academic and larger communities in discussion about the practical aspects of nonviolence as a way of life. 

The Center is rather unique due to its focus on nonviolence beginning at the individual level. It fosters a vision in which each individual is an important player in building and sustaining a culture of nonviolence. It is a vision for cooperation and collaboration among fellow human beings, who are guided by mutual respect and trust, care and kindness, and who deal with differences through civility and dialogue.

A Matching Gift from the Sethias

Drs. Tara and Nirmal Sethia have generously committed a significant opportunity to maximize your giving by establishing a matching gift challenge—every gift, dollar for dollar! 

Please make a gift to the Ahimsa Center today to support its programs and mission to advance the understanding of nonviolence, peace, and respect for all living things, in order to create a better society and world for all. 

The summer institute at the Ahimsa Center gave me the space and inspiration to develop creative lessons on nonviolence--a thread of learning that all children need in this age of global crisis. I would recommend the Institute to any educator who is committed to quality education and social justice work.  

    --Michael Irwin, Teacher and Arts Academy Coordinator, Chapel Hill High School, NC

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Last Chance Match
It's your last chance to make a gift! Gifts to any fund will be matched up to $2,500.
$2,500 MATCHED
Lunchtime Power Hour Challenge (Day 2)
The campaign with the most unique donors between 11am-1pm PST on April 21 will receive a $1,000 prize!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 18
2 University Library 14
3 Supporting Opps. to Access Recreation (SOAR) 14
4 Burke Thoroughbred Horse Library Fund 13
5 Veterans Resource Center 6
Lunchtime Power Hour Challenge (Day 1)
The campaign with the most unique donors between 11am-1pm PST on April 20 will receive a $1,000 prize!
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $1,000 Bronco Racing: Baja SAE 27
2 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 12
3 Maximizing Engineering Potential (MEP) 11
4 Women's Volleyball 6
5 Undocumented Students Services 6
Ahimsa Center Match
The first $5,000 given to the Ahimsa Center Excellence Fund will be matched dollar for dollar by Drs. Tara and Nirmal Sethia.
Faculty & Staff 50 Donors Challenge
Thank you Faculty and Staff donors for helping to unlock a bonus gift to the Pace Setters Scholarship fund from Kathy and Ed Harcharik.
50 / 50 Donors
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