Deductibility for Charitable Gifts Greatly Increased

NOTE: There are new deduction guidelines due to COVID-19 pandemic aid legislation.

Implications of the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CARES), 2021

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The Joy of Giving to MIU


Why I support MIU

“I love supporting MIU because it deals with the root causes, not the symptoms, and in so doing, effects real change. It brings me great joy to be a small cog in the wheel that is MIU, as our world moves toward unity and peace.” Esther (Rainie) York

Your gifts to MIU help create a better, more peaceful world. At MIU students from many places, cultures, and backgrounds experience growth of inner peace, wellness, and positive values.

At the same time, their studies prepare them to become leaders in society: in the arts, film, business, computer science, physics, and regenerative agriculture.

Your donations also support the growing interest in programs of consciousness development and health:

Maharishi Vedic Science, Maharishi Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine.

During these unusual times your gifts have made and will continue to make it possible for MIU to meet the extra cost of changes needed to deliver hybrid teaching on campus and expand off campus online courses.

This year your Annual Fund support also goes to modification of campus buildings and services for the safety and good health of students, faculty, administrators, and staff.

Why I donate to MIU

“I donate to MIU because it is a wellspring for knowledge that goes much deeper than book learning or academic achievement. MIU educates for direct experience of enlightenment. It educates for the evolution of the individual and for the evolution of the nation and of the world.” – Tony Warren

Four ways to give:

The Annual Fund

Ensures our ability to function.

Capital Campaign

Supports the continuing upliftment of our campus.

Endowment Fund

Ensures our ability to endure.

Planned Giving

Funds the future of the university

MIU Achievements

Aliko Foster—Transcending Limitations

December 2, 2021 • ISSUE 599 Aliko Foster Transcending Limitations MIU student Aliko Foster had a career in information technology until 12 years ago, when an undiagnosed medical condition left him without his memory and ability to speak. During the next several...

Muhyieddin Al-Tarawneh—Defragmenting the Mind with TM

November 24, 2021 • ISSUE 598 Muhyieddin Al-Tarawneh Defragmenting the Mind with TM Muhyieddin Al-Tarawneh is one of MIU’s newest faculty members in the MS in Computer Science Program, with a PhD in the implementation of machine learning algorithms over permissioned...

Vikram Gulati — From CEO to Professor

November 15, 2021 • ISSUE 597 Vikram Gulati From CEO to Professor   Vikram Gulati holds electrical engineering and MBA degrees and spent 30 years leading IT companies before joining MIU in 2019 to pursue his PhD in management.   About 16 years ago Vikram developed an...

Motsei Masilo—Finding Meaningful Education

November 10, 2021 • ISSUE 596 Motsei Masilo Finding Meaningful Education South African student Motsei Masilo is about to finish her online MBA degree and has already been accepted into the PhD program in management.   Motsei attended the University of Cape Town and...

Abdul Khalik Mokhtar—Connecting to Creativity and Community

November 5, 2021 • ISSUE 595 Abdul Khalik Mokhtar Connecting to Creativity and Community Abdul Khalik Mokhtar was born in Azerbaijan, came to the US as a child, and grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. He inherited the love of performing from his theater-trained parents and...

Katherine Eid—Discovering Tools for Creative Expression

October 25, 2021 • ISSUE 594 Katherine Eid Discovering Tools for Creative Expression MIU student Katherine Eid is a poet, storyteller, and budding filmmaker. She hails from the state of Georgia, where she attended college before embarking on a 10-year journey of...

Dr. Manisha Mittal—Practicing Integrative Medicine

October 18, 2021 • ISSUE 593 Dr. Manisha Mittal Practicing Integrative Medicine MIU student Dr. Manisha Mittal grew up in India in a family of doctors. Watching her parents practice medicine inspired her to follow in their footsteps and study Western medicine. While...

Raju Luitel—From Intern to Comptroller

October 11, 2021 • ISSUE 592 Raju Luitel From Intern to Comptroller Raju Luitel was studying to be a Chartered Certified Accountant in Katmandu, Nepal, when he heard about MIU through a friend. He wanted to study abroad, so he immediately visited the local...

Bill Thompson—A Career in Sustainable and Life-Supporting Business

October 4, 2021 • ISSUE 591 Bill Thompson A Career in Sustainable and Life-Supporting Business MIU alumnus Bill Thompson grew up in the small town of Moberly, Missouri. At age 16 he hitchhiked to San Francisco, where he learned the Transcendental Meditation®...

Jennifer Kachler—Writer, Producer, Director

September 17, 2021 • ISSUE 590 Jennifer Kachler Writer, Producer, Director MIU alumna Jennifer Kachler earned her BFA in film from the School of Visual Arts New York City in 2009 and began working in various media roles, including producer and director. In 2011 she...