Sponsors and Supporters

If you would like to become a sponsor or donate funds to help support this event... 

Host Organization: 

Drepung Gomang Institute -Tibetan Buddhist Center of Louisville is deeply grateful to His Holiness The Dalai Lama for accepting our request to come to Louisville. 

"Staging an event such as this requires an immense effort and we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of the sponsors for their generous donations and to the volunteers for their contributions of time, energy and skills making this remarkable event possible".

Thank you to the generous sponsors who are

making Engaging Compassion possible!

PLATINUM $50,000

Center for Interfaith Relations

Christina Lee Brown

Louisville Metro

GOLD $25,000

Olivia Hansen

Interfaith Paths to Peace

Fons Vitae Publishing

Will LeStrange Feng Shui Consultant

Louisville Convention and Visitors' Bureau

Morrison Marketing and Media

Norton Healthcare


SILVER $10,000

Anonymous Gift, dedicated to the long life of

His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Bellarmine University

Interactive Media Lab

Kentucky Center for the Arts

KentuckyOne Health

Louisville Public Media WFPK WFPL WUOL

Institute for Contemplative Practice

Muhammad Ali Center

BRONZE $5,000

Bellarmine University's Thomas Merton Center

Emily Bingham and Stephen Reily

Nina and Ned Bonnie

C&H Audio Visual

Rainbow Blossom

Roots and Heart & Soy Restaurants

Signature HealthCARE



Bazo's Fresh Mexican Grill

Richard Boling

Borders & Borders PLC

Bill and Susan Fangman

George and Mary Lee Fischer

The Galt House Hotel

Diane Hatz and Bonnie Harter

Julie LaValle Jones

Kentucky Select Properties, LLC

The Kidz Club

Nana Lampton

A.K. Smith Family Foundation

Spalding University

Lindy and Bill Street


Mrs. Edith Bingham

Turney Berry and Kendra Foster

Bull's Eye Research Corporation

Lawrence Butterfield, Jr.

Capricorn Foundation Charitable Trust

William V. Coulter

John M. Dangora

Doe-Anderson Advertising

Heine Brothers' Coffee

Dr. Jonathan and Mrs. Janet Hodes

Yamuna Kasaraneni, MD and Suresh Kasareni, MD

Louisville Green List

Louisville Seminary

Debbie Mahoney

M.A. in Spirituality Program, Bellarmine University and Louisville Seminary

Colin and Woo Speed McNaughton

Namaste Foundation

Passionist Earth & Spirit Center

Plant Kingdom

Susan Seiller

Anne Linden Steele

Step Forward Initiative

John Hung Tran & Lua Thi Nguyen

Morris Weiss, MD and Terry Weiss, MD

Should this event make money, what happens to that money...?

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama does not charge a speaking engagement fee and no aspect of His Holiness' visit is being used to profit financially. Any funds raised through sponsorships and tickets sales will be used only to cover expenses for these two events. Should there be any surplus funds from His Holiness' events, that surplus will be disbursed to charitable organizations under the advisement of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.