Merton Center Resticted Fund
The Thomas Merton Center welcomes donations from all friends and lovers of Thomas Merton who wish to ensure the preservation and promotion of his literary legacy for future generations. All gifts are tax-deductible within the guidelines of the Internal Revenue Code.
What is the Merton Center Restricted Fund?
The Merton Center Restricted Fund was established in 2000 to provide funds solely for the four ongoing goals of the Merton Center's Master Plan:
Preserving the materials that comprise the Merton archives.
Facilitating on-site and remote access, as appropriate, to materials in the archives for scholars, students and the general public.
Promoting use of the archives and Center, particularly by faculty and students of Bellarmine University.
Acquiring additional Merton and Merton-related materials as they become available through gift or public sale.
How is money donated to the Restricted Fund used?
Money donated to the restricted fund is used in these four areas of the Center's work, most specifically in:
Preservation of Merton's literary estate for future generations using such techniques as digitization, de-acidification, the use of appropriate archival storage mediums, etc. The Merton Center Restricted Fund exists to provide the financial resources necessary to undertake this vital and urgent work.
Further acquisition of materials by and about Thomas Merton as they become available. This is an essential activity to maintain and develop the uniquely comprehensive collection at the Merton Center for scholars and enthusiasts, in the present and the future.
E xamples of the work accomplished through donations
to the restricted fund can be seen in the Center's
xamples of the work accomplished through donations to the restricted fund can be seen in the Center's Annual Report.
How can I make a donation?
If you would like to make a contribution to support the work of the Thomas Merton Center, there are two methods.
To pay by credit card, please visit this link: merton.org/give.
To send a donation by mail, please make your check payable to the:
"Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University"
and send your donation to:
Dr Paul M. Pearson.
Director and Archivist.
Thomas Merton Center
2001 Newburg Road,
Louisville KY 40205
Telephone: (502) 272 8177.
Fax: (502) 272 8452.
The Merton Center sends an annual letter soliciting donations to support the Center's vital work. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for this annual letter please contact Dr. Paul M. Pearson at the above address.
Donations to the Restricted Fund are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
If you would like to remember the work of the Merton Center in your estate plans further information about this is available on the web at: http://www.gftpln.org/Article.do?articleId=665&orgId=6269 and the bequest should be restricted and designated to "The Merton Center at Bellarmine University." The federal tax ID for the University is # 61-0482955. For further information contact either Paul M. Pearson or Joan Riggert, the Director of Planned Giving and Stewardship at Bellarmine.