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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.
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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 Supporting Opps. to Access Recreation (SOAR) 14
3 Burke Thoroughbred Horse Library Fund 13
4 Veterans Resource Center 6
5 Society of Women Engineers 6
6 W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center 5
7 Baseball 3
8 General College of Business Support 3
9 Dr. Steven J. Wickler Scholarship Endowment 2
10 Communication 2
11 Alumni Scholars 2
12 Cal Poly Pomona Travel 2
13 English 2
14 ENV Dean's Initiatives 2
15 Reading, Advising, & Mentoring Program 2
16 Plant Science 2
17 Mechanical Engineering 1
18 Architecture 1
19 General College of Engineering Support 1
20 General Athletics Support 1
21 International Business and Marketing 1
22 Black Alumni & Friends Scholarship 1
23 Collins College of Hospitality Mgmt. 1
24 Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) 1
25 Electrical & Computer Engineering 1
26 Kinesiology And Health Promotion Department 1
27 Pace Setters 1
28 Renaissance Scholars 1
29 University Library Dean's Excellence 1
30 Children's Center & Parenting Student Support 1
31 Rose Float 1
32 Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) 1
33 Animal and Veterinary Science 1
34 Basic Needs Initiative 1
35 Urban and Community Agriculture 1
36 Women's Volleyball 1
37 University Library 0
38 Alumni Association Student Scholarships 0
39 Cal Poly Pomona Steel Bridge 0
40 General CLASS Support 0
41 Economics 0
42 Anthropology and Geography 0
43 History 0
44 Music 0
45 Theatre & New Dance 0
46 Philosophy 0
47 Political Science 0
48 Psychology 0
49 Sociology 0
50 Ahimsa Center 0
51 Accounting 0
52 Aerospace Engineering 0
53 Agricultural Business Management 0
54 AGRIscapes 0
55 Animal and Veterinary Science Equipment 0
56 Apparel Merchandising and Management 0
57 Art Department 0
58 Biological Sciences Department 0
59 Bronco Startup Challenge 0
60 CEIS Dean's Initiatives 0
61 Chemical and Materials Engineering 0
62 Chemistry Department 0
63 Civil Engineering 0
64 Computer Information Systems 0
65 Computer Science Department 0
66 Cultural Centers 0
67 Disability Resource Center 0
68 Doctoral of Education Scholarship 0
69 Donald G. Wells Memorial Scholarship 0
70 Early Childhood Studies Department 0
71 Education Department 0
72 Engineering Technology 0
73 Equity in Business 0
74 Ethnic & Women's Studies Department 0
75 Finance, Real Estate, & Law Department 0
76 General College of Science Support 0
77 Geology Department 0
78 Hilda Solis Scholarship 0
79 Huntley College Dean's Initiatives 0
80 Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering 0
81 Landscape Architecture 0
82 Liberal Studies Department 0
83 Lyle Center 0
84 Management & Human Resources Department 0
85 Math Department 0
86 Maximizing Engineering Potential (MEP) 0
87 Men's Basketball 0
88 Men's Soccer 0
89 Men's Track & Field/ Cross Country 0
90 Nutrition and Food Science Department 0
91 Partners In Education (PIE) 0
92 Physics Department 0
93 STEM Success 0
94 Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) 0
95 Technology & Operations Management 0
96 The Male SUCCESS Initiatives (MSI) 0
97 Undocumented Students Services 0
98 Urban & Regional Planning 0
99 Women's Basketball 0
100 Women's Soccer 0
101 Women's Track & Field/ Cross Country 0
102 Womxn’s Resource Center Cares Scholarship 0
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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
6 Partners In Education (PIE) 4
7 Reading, Advising, & Mentoring Program 4
8 Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) 4
9 Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) 3
10 Cal Poly Pomona Travel 3
11 Pace Setters 3
12 Management & Human Resources Department 3
13 Men's Basketball 2
14 General College of Business Support 2
15 W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center 2
16 Accounting 2
17 Alumni Scholars 2
18 Men's Soccer 2
19 University Library Dean's Excellence 2
20 Plant Science 2
21 Renaissance Scholars 2
22 Women's Soccer 2
23 Supporting Opps. to Access Recreation (SOAR) 2
24 General College of Engineering Support 2
25 Art Department 2
26 Area of Greatest Need 1
27 General CLASS Support 1
28 Basic Needs Initiative 1
29 Biological Sciences Department 1
30 Electrical & Computer Engineering 1
31 Urban & Regional Planning 1
32 STEM Success 1
33 Burke Thoroughbred Horse Library Fund 1
34 Communication 1
35 Doctoral of Education Scholarship 1
36 Mechanical Engineering 1
37 Rose Float 1
38 The Male SUCCESS Initiatives (MSI) 1
39 Political Science 1
40 Donald G. Wells Memorial Scholarship 1
41 Liberal Studies Department 1
42 Veterans Resource Center 1
43 Women's Track & Field/ Cross Country 1
44 AGRIscapes 1
45 Chemistry Department 1
46 Children's Center & Parenting Student Support 1
47 Women's Basketball 1
48 Society of Women Engineers 1
49 Marvin J. Malecha Endowed Scholarship 0
50 Other CPP Programs 0
51 Cal Poly Pomona Steel Bridge 0
52 Economics 0
53 English 0
54 Anthropology and Geography 0
55 History 0
56 Music 0
57 Theatre & New Dance 0
58 Philosophy 0
59 Psychology 0
60 Sociology 0
61 Ahimsa Center 0
62 Aerospace Engineering 0
63 Agricultural Business Management 0
64 Animal and Veterinary Science 0
65 Animal and Veterinary Science Equipment 0
66 Apparel Merchandising and Management 0
67 Architecture 0
68 Baseball 0
69 Black Alumni & Friends Scholarship 0
70 Bronco Startup Challenge 0
71 CEIS Dean's Initiatives 0
72 Chemical and Materials Engineering 0
73 Civil Engineering 0
74 Collins College of Hospitality Mgmt. 0
75 Computer Information Systems 0
76 Computer Science Department 0
77 Cultural Centers 0
78 Disability Resource Center 0
79 Dr. Steven J. Wickler Scholarship Endowment 0
80 Early Childhood Studies Department 0
81 Education Department 0
82 Engineering Technology 0
83 ENV Dean's Initiatives 0
84 Equity in Business 0
85 Ethnic & Women's Studies Department 0
86 Finance, Real Estate, & Law Department 0
87 General Athletics Support 0
88 General College of Science Support 0
89 Geology Department 0
90 Hilda Solis Scholarship 0
91 Huntley College Dean's Initiatives 0
92 Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering 0
93 International Business and Marketing 0
94 Kinesiology And Health Promotion Department 0
95 Landscape Architecture 0
96 Lyle Center 0
97 Math Department 0
98 Men's Track & Field/ Cross Country 0
99 Nutrition and Food Science Department 0
100 Physics Department 0
101 Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) 0
102 Technology & Operations Management 0
103 Urban and Community Agriculture 0
104 Womxn’s Resource Center Cares Scholarship 0
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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.
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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.
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