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Why put Kripalu in your will?

Here’s why they did.

Shobhan Richard Faulds, former Kripalu CEO, and Danna Faulds

Kripalu has given us so very much, uplifting just about every facet of who we are and how we live. We’ve gained a vital yoga practice, a transformative life path, and a community of soul-friends to share the journey. We’ve met scholarship recipients who became yoga teachers and now teach in their home communities. We’ve worked with young volunteers whose lives completely turned around thanks to the life skills and mentoring they received. We’ve had the privilege of working with many Kripalu staff members, people whose lives truly model service.

Both of us have worked for nonprofits all our lives. We’ve earned modest salaries and have been happy to support Kripalu as annual givers. But the only chance we’ll have to make a significant gift is through our estate. We feel good about having Kripalu in our wills because we want Kripalu to keep transforming lives long after we are gone.”

Stephen Cope, Director, Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living

Late middle age has a way of focusing one’s thoughts on priorities: What really matters in life? What difference can my small life make to the direction of the world? Can I help to make this world a better place?

While I live, Kripalu Center gives me a way to contribute whatever energy and creativity I have to a wonderful work in the world—a work that is much larger than “just me,” and the kind of work that will really transform the world. It makes me so happy to know that after I pass on, I can still contribute to this great work. A planned gift to Kripalu is truly a gift that keeps on giving. I feel very blessed to be able to include Kripalu as a major beneficiary of my estate.”

With your help, Kripalu will be here to offer future generations programs and experiences to stay healthy and inspired amidst life’s challenges. Kripalu has established a Legacy Society to acknowledge our donors who have included Kripalu in their estate planning. Director of Development Kelly Baxter Spitz, in conjunction with our General Counsel, can help you explore how a planned gift can benefit Kripalu for generations to come and provide you with tangible tax benefits. Together with your attorney and/or financial advisors, we can help you create a lasting legacy. Contact Kelly at or 413.448.3170.