Capital Campaign: Paving the Way for Peace

Help renovate our parking lot at 1825 S Park St, and make our outside space as welcoming as our hearts inside! ❤️


What it’s about

KMC Madison is a non-profit meditation center dedicated to helping the people of Madison find solutions to problems in daily life through reducing stress and developing and maintaining inner peace. Modern Buddhism is a practical presentation of Buddha’s teachings that can easily be integrated into our busy lives.

Our Center, located on Park Street, has easy access parking for those attending our classes and events. Our 25-stall parking lot, while helpful, is in dire need of repair in order to ensure basic safety in the winter months, both for people attending our Center, and for those who walk through our space daily. A new parking lot will not only be safer, but will also beautify our presence on Park St. In addition to excavating and re-paving our lot, we are hoping to also add a fence and patio area in the back of our building, which faces a quieter side street. Our intention is to offer people a quiet and attractive outdoor space for gathering after and in between classes. 

All donations made to our capital campaign that are not in exchange for goods or services (i.e. our fundraising sales) are tax deductible. We are looking to raise $75,000 in order to complete this important project. Thank you in advance for contributing to helping to improve our meditation Center to provide better access for all as well as to improve our space for the community and people of Madison and the Midwest.

Make a donation

Use your credit card (through PayPal) to make a tax-deductible gift.

New fundraiser! Pull a Pop for Peace

We have 45 cute, car-shaped lollipops, “parked” in 4 different blocks. For the price of a donation, you can get one – but that’s not all! Each pop is marked at the bottom with a color, which designates a bucket where you’ll draw for a prize. A whopping 40 lollipops are winners!

Cost: $10 for 1 lollipop, 3 for $25, 8 for $50

You can donate and pick your pop in person, or click the button below to fill out a form and tell us which pop to select.

Prizes include gift cards in various amounts from local businesses. 

  • $5 gift cards: Ian’s Pizza, Barriques, Michael’s Frozen Custard, 
  • $10 gift cards: Moka, EVP Coffee, Kwik Trip Car Wash, Barriques
  • $20-$30 gift cards: Mystery to Me Bookshop, Cheese Mart, Edgewater, Float Madison
  • $59 gift cards: Deja Food (Graze and La Etoile), Kosa Spa
  • $110 gift card: Ultimate Car Washes (10 washes)
  • $150 gift card: Edgewater

Here are some other ways you can help with reaching our goal!

Birthday wish!

Facebook makes it easy to ask for donations in lieu of birthday gifts.

Create a fundraiser

Just Giving lets you make your own fundraising page!

Stickers to promote the campaign

Get your Paving the Way for Peace sticker for just $2. This 3″ vinyl sticker with a peel-off back can go on your laptop, notebook, bulletin board, anywhere you’d like to promote the cause!