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Hinduism Today Production Fund

April-May-June 2011 Newsletter


Production Fund Team
Strategizing Hinduism Today's future : Paramacharya Palaniswami, editor-in-chief (center), Sannyasin Shanmuganathaswami, charitable funds manager of HHE (right) and Yogi Jothinatha confer with publisher and satguru Bodhinatha

Yogi Jothinatha, one of Kauai's Hindu Monastery's 20 monks, swings from exuberance about Hinduism Today's future to dogged determination to make it a bright one.

He is convinced that the Hinduism Today Production Fund endowment is a key to that future. "It is amazing how well the magazine is doing considering we're operating on a shoestring budget," he explains. "But we'd like to move on. The world is hungry to hear more of Hinduism's wise and healing ways, and there's a lot more to be told—and a lot more souls to reach. Our editors are chafing at the bit to be free of rigorous budget constraints and expand in every direction—as soon as possible."

"A stronger Production Fund will allow editors to hire top researchers, designers, writers, professional consultants—in print and digital realms—and to send teams of reporters anywhere in the world at any time to gather great stories. We can do a hundred times better," Yogi insists, adding that hiring translators is another opportunity for dramatic expansion that editors want to tap as soon as the Production Fund allows.

The fund already supports special articles, staff training in digital technology and video production. Yogi fairly glows when he talks about the explosion in outreach brought about by digital technology. "All of our issues are now up on Scribd, for example. And, in just a few months, we have garnered nearly 200,000 views there. Our 100 videos on YouTube tell a similar story. And the best part," he explains, "is that most of those viewers are youth, always our favorite audience. Here again we are counting on the growth of the Production Fund to allow Hinduism Today to seize every one of the future's new, golden opportunities."

He says that a strong fund will also protect the magazine from financial ups and down, so it never faces dire straights as did failed Newsweek, or The New York Times who recently announced plans to eventually abandon their printed edition. "We prefer to model ourselves on the National Geographic Magazine, which has thrived for 113 years and grows more spectacular with each issue, thanks to their endowment. That is what we want for Hinduism Today."

Yogi Jothinatha hopes more people will support the magazine. "Hinduism Today is a team effort," he offers. "There is no limit to what we can do together. Three years ago, we launched a campaign to increase the Production Fund's principal by $100,000, which would give editors an extra $1,000 a quarter with which to work. "It's a modest amount but it would make a big difference. And it'll be a first strong step in the right direction."

The campaign started just as the economy melted down and contributions have come in rather haltingly so far, Yogi pointed out. He encourages those who feel currently strapped to consider including the Production Fund in their estate plans. "Hinduism Today is there for the long haul, and your help in the future will be powerful." Donating $1,000 or more outright or in an estate plan makes one an honored benefactor of Hinduism Today. Anyone wanting to learn more about the Production Fund, or wanting to help is encouraged to contact Yogi at 1-808-634-5407 or at jothi@hindu.org. Donations may be made online at www.hheonline.org/donate-production-fund. And one can become a benefactor at www.hheonline.org/become-benefactor .

October to December 2010 Endowment Contributions

Kauai Aadheenam Monastic Endowment
Tina Desai 300.00
Roshan Harilela 375.00
Sakuntalai Krishnan 1,134.00
Philip J. Murphy 200.00
Niraj Thaker 76.50
Arlene Vaughn 33.00
Michael Zimmermann 10.00
Other Donations 23,000.00
Total 25,128.50
Iraivan Temple Endowment
Anonymous 1,008.00
Subhash Kumar Choudhary 200.00
Chris & Martha Fernandes 100.00
Latha Kannan 153.00
Ram & Sagi Kanthiah 40.00
Nalini Ganapati Kodapadi 25.00
Murali Krishnaswamy 200.00
Arnab Paul 250.00
Yogini Ratnasabapathy 475.00
Som Sharma 125.00
Sayanthan & Anubama Sivanathan 11.01
Sankara Skandanatha 120.00
Pregassen Soobramaney 60.00
Niraj Thaker 76.50
Anonymous 20.50
Arlene Vaughn 33.00
Other Donations 105,491.34
Total 108,388.35
Kauai Aadheenam Annual Archana Fund
Thushyanthan Amirthalingam 926.00
Hemakheshaa Naatha Batumallah 10.00
Mekaladeva Batumallah 10.00
Visen Candasamy 16.67
Gunavadee Caremben 2.50
Somasundaram Caremben 2.50
Sukanta Caremben 2.50
Sharath Chigurupati 369.00
Tarakini Gunasegaran 5.02
Tirunyanam Gunasegaran 48.15
Nalini Ganapati Kodapadi 25.00
Juhivaasana Koothan 4.95
Saraven Koothan 16.46
Bala Krishna 81.50
Poovaneswary Maureemootoo 30.00
Bhaveshan Moorghen 6.67
Jogendra Moorghen 8.22
Shanda Kumaran Moorghen 6.67
Udeyadeva Moorghen 3.33
Vidyadevi Mooroogen 8.22
Natraj Narayanswami 11.00
Toshadevi Nataraja 60.00
Eesan Pasupathi 279.06
Subramaniam Pennathur 49.98
S. Punniyamoorthy 100.00
Chinmayee Rajasankara 33.60
Swapna Rajasankara 67.40
Mogan Ramasamy 250.00
Parimala Selvaraj 350.00
Logavalli Sinsamy 10.00
Hemavalli Sivalingam 2.93
Komaldeva Sivananda 80.10
Sankara Skandanatha 158.00
Anonymous 274.50
Mangaleswary Vimalanathan 16.05
Total 3,325.98
Hinduism Today Lifetime Subscription Fund
Arumugam Alagan 240.00
Aubrey Burke 65.00
Vikas Chawla 499.00
Thanukrishna Iyer 499.00
Rosa (Gunamaya) Jaramillo 150.17
Noel Lal 499.00
Vanore Lawrence 404.00
Gaurav Malhotra 751.00
Manohar Manchandia 499.00
Tiviapragassen Maureemootoo 270.27
Dayavati Murugan 50.00
Rama Pemmaraju Rao 63.00
Anjeeni Devi Peruman 26.67
Kirtideva Peruman 19.79
Niroshnee Peruman 24.72
Rudiren Carpanen Pillay 503.93
Sudha Prakash 240.00
Elamurugu Porselvi Ramachandran 80.00
Mogan Ramasamy 174.44
Kakarala J. Rao 998.00
Amooda Sagum 119.03
Jatindra Saha 499.00
Akileiswaran Samuthiran 8.58
Jayasutha Samuthiran 301.18
Parimala Selvaraj 200.00
Kirit N. Shah 1,996.00
Egambrum Sinsamy 50.00
Devaladevi Sivaceyon 6.36
Nutanaya Sivaceyon 6.36
Patudeva Sivaceyon 6.36
Potriyan Sivanathan 9.57
Uma Sivanathan 108.00
Anonymous 1,102.00
A. K. Vaitamuththu 80.00
Siven Veerasamy 32.80
Koththavasal Venkatachari 499.00
Total 10,999.73
Hindu Businessmen's Association Trust
Vel Mahalingum 19.57
Manogaran Mardemootoo 48.93
Total 68.50
Hindu of the Year Fund
Rajendra Giri 85.00
Boys School for Iraivan Priesthood
Subhash Kumar Choudhary 50.00
Chris & Martha Fernandes 100.00
Bala Sivaceyon 11.76
Total 161.76
Kauai Aadheenam Matavasi Medical Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 63.00
Kulagan Moonesawmy 15.74
Debora Nabolitano 150.00
Gowri Nadason 170.96
Aran Sambandar 108.00
Vayudeva Varadan 54.00
Anonymous 501.00
Other Donations 4,800.00
Total 5,862.70
Tirunavukkarasu Nayanar Gurukulam
M. & Thaiya Krishnamurthy 20.00
Ananthakumar Renganathan 100.00
Total 120.00
Sri Subramuniya Ashram Scholarship Fund
Murali Krishnaswamy 200.00
Sri Subramuniya Kottam Fund
Narani Arasaratnam 600.00
Kumbhalavalai Ganesha Temple Endowment
Mano Navaratnarajah 75.00
Hinduism Today Production Fund
Krishan Chawla 501.00
Subhash Kumar Choudhary 100.00
Tina Desai 300.00
Mohit Dhingra 108.00
Kapil K. Goel 100.56
Hiranya Gowda 93.00
Raj & Deepa Maturi 500.00
Mihir Meghani 1,000.00
Subramaniam Pennathur 50.01
Som Sharma 125.00
Total 2,877.57
Hindu Orphanage Endowment Fund
Subhash Kumar Choudhary 50.00
James H. Daugherty 37.50
Om Dhumatkar 29.81
Rajendra Giri 85.00
Roshan Harilela 375.00
Tapesh Lall 500.00
Anushia Mohan 300.00
Narayana & Rajeswari Nandalur 1,000.00
Natraj Narayanswami 10.50
Alex Ruberto 75.00
Chin Sit Ying 3.00
Poorbarlene Soobramanien 114.52
Rodney & Ilene Standen 30.00
Anonymous 10.00
Michael Zimmermann 10.00
Total 2,630.33
Hindu Education Endowment
Rajendra Giri 85.00
Som Sharma 125.00
Total 210.00
Suntheram Family Trust Fund
Ramachandran Suntheram 1,000.00
Hindu Press International Endowment Fund
Hiranya Gowda 63.00
Loving Ganesha Distribution Fund
Nalini Ganapati Kodapadi 25.00
Mano Navaratnarajah 225.00
Total 250.00
Saiva Agamas Trust
Ganga Sivanathan 210.00
Tirumular Sannidhi Preservation Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 63.00
Murali Krishnaswamy 200.00
Total 263.00
Hindu Heritage Endowment Admin. Fund
Sitara Alahan 350.00
Tamnash Gupta 216.00
Total 566.00
KA Religious Art and Artifacts Fund
Rajadeva Alahan 153.00
Thank You Bodhinatha Fund
Anonymous 4182.00
Hotranatha Ajaya 11.00
Maruthu Pandian Darmalingam 108.00
Banu Devi Deva 25.00
Amarnath & Latha Devarmanai 324.00
Toshadeva Guhan 324.00
Maha Lakshmi Gunasegaran 101.00
Sakuntalai Krishnan 186.13
Dasan Mahadevan 1,008.00
Mano Navaratnarajah 150.00
Shanta Devi Periasamy 420.00
Alex Ruberto 45.00
Aran Sambandar 54.00
Hitesvara Saravan 108.00
Solana Tara 108.00
Vayudeva Varadan 98.29
Jeff Weiske 100.00
Total 7,352.42
Udayan Care Endowment Fund
Rajendra Giri 15.00
Yogesh Patel 200.00
Total 215.00
Saivite Hindu Scriptural Fund
Alex Ruberto 60.00
Arlene Vaughn 33.00
Total 93.00
Sri Chandra Madhab Debnath Endowment
Subhash Kumar Choudhary 50.00
Shyamal Chandra Debnath 50.00
Arnab Paul 250.00
Total 350.00
Murugan Temple Yalpanam Festival Fund
M. & Thaiya Krishnamurthy 20.00
Manitha Neyam Trust Fund
Bala Sivaceyon 12.71
Kapaleeshwara Temple Orphanage
Murali Krishnaswamy 200.00
Ashish & Chetana Mehta 50.50
Yogesh Patel 200.00
Chiranjevi Raparla 25.00
Total 475.50
Manjung Hindu Sabha Orphanage Fund
Subhash Kumar Choudhary 50.00
Ashish & Chetana Mehta 50.50
Yogesh Patel 200.00
Ananthakumar Renganathan 100.00
Total 400.50
Pazhassi Balamandiram Orphanage Fund
Chiranjevi Raparla 25.00
Chin Sit Ying 5.00
Total 30.00
Karnataka Temple Development Fund
Chandra Gowda 15.00
Hiranya Gowda 210.00
Ramesh & Arundati Gowda 18.00
Total 243.00
Swami Vipulananta Children's Home Fund
Murali Krishnaswamy 200.00
Hindu Literature Fund
Som Sharma 125.00
Hin. Tod. Complimentary Subscription Fund
P.S. Bob & Bharati Gaitonde 101.00
Hiranya Gowda 153.00
Rajagopal Krishnan 60.00
Michael Zimmermann 7.50
Total 321.50
Himalayan Academy Book Distribution Fund
Shyamadeva Dandapani 63.00
Kauai Aadheenam Yagam Fund
Sivakumar Saravan 1,000.00
Yogaswami Hindu Girls' Home Fund
Vinaya Alahan 150.00
Jeri Arin 300.00
Marlene Carter 162.00
Anonymous 583.00
James H. Daugherty 25.00
Tina Desai 300.00
Rajendra Giri 15.00
Yogesh Patel 200.00
Subramaniam Pennathur 50.01
Ananthakumar Renganathan 350.00
Ganga Sivanathan 150.00
Sayanthan & Anubama Sivanathan 5.00
Sivaruban Sivanesan 200.00
Soma Sundaram 20.00
Total 2,510.01
Yogaswami Hindu Boys' Home Fund
Vinaya Alahan 150.00
Kugendra Canaganayagam 40.00
Anonymous 518.00
Ananthakumar Renganathan 250.00
Dharmalingam Siddhan 25.00
Sayanthan & Anubama Sivanathan 5.00
Total 988.00
India Hindu Tribals Endowment
Niraj Thaker 15.00
Murugan Temple of North America Puja Fund
Ken Kanagalingam 151.00
Vayudeva Varadan 54.00
Total 205.00
Saivite Tamil Foundation Endowment
Natraj Narayanswami 10.50
Ramanathaswamy Temple Cleaning Fund
Danyse Crotti 150.00
Hiranya Gowda 99.00
Manogaran Mardemootoo 97.85
Kulagan Moonesawmy 6.56
Toshadevi Nataraja 60.00
Ganga Sivanathan 300.00
Niraj Thaker 33.00
Total 746.41
Hindu American Foundation Endowment
Niraj Thaker 33.00
Cows of Kadavul and Iraivan Temples Fund
Nalini Ganapati Kodapadi 25.00
Hindu Temple of the Woodlands Endowment
Beth Kulkarni 500.00
Hindu Association of West Texas Endowment
Chamundi Sabanathan 25.00
Pakistan Hindu Empowerment Fund
B N Narahari Achar 30.30
Jay Aggarwal 6.30
Arvind Chandrakantan 2,250.00
Anonymous 101.00
Jayanta Chowdhury 15.00
Sachi Dastidar 7.50
Sarvesh Dewan 15.00
Raja Gangavarapu 15.00
Rajesh Gupta 30.00
Tapesh Lall 33.00
Visvas Patel 7.80
Rohit Patil 15.30
Sreedhar Pothukuchi 75.00
Arish Sahani 30.30
Shashi Vyas 3.00
Total 2,634.50
Panchangam Endowment Fund
Anonymous 1.00
Sarma Chilukuri 25.00
For Deposits 100.00
Bhagirath Gopinath 108.00
Alejandro Jaramillo 25.00
Baskaran Kugathasan 98.50
Beth Kulkarni 25.00
Basdeo Maharaj 108.00
J. Mumford 25.00
Roy Pillay 25.00
Venkatasubraman Pisupati 25.00
Dohadeva Samugam 25.00
Hariharan Sankararaman 25.00
Ramgopal Venkataraman 50.00
Ram Venkatram 25.00
Shama Vinayaga 25.00
Krishna K. Yeleswarapu 25.00
Total 740.50
Insurance Premiums
Mrunal Patel 3,003.00
Kauai Aadheenam Renovation Endowment
Other Donations 600.00
Total Contributions $186,175.97
Funds at Market Value, Dec 31, 2010
Total Endowment Funds $9,541,224.26
Total Pooled Income Funds $216,192.53
Grand Total $9,757,416.79

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