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Shared Vision Leading Our North American Communities to Live and Share a Jain Way of Life


The Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA) is a registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Tax Exempt Organization (FEIN 54-1280028). Founded in 1981, it is the umbrella organization of local Jain Associations (Sanghs) in USA and Canada. AS of this writing, there are 67 organizations under the JAINA umbrella. Each organization appoints 1, 2, or 3 Directors, based on their membership size. There are ~110 JAINA Directors who elect the JAINA Executive Committee every two years. Also, there are over 30 specialized working groups that operate under the provision of JAINA Committees.

JAINA 2013 FEIN # 54-1280028


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JAINA Projects

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JAINA Committees

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JAINA Financials

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What Does My Donation Do?

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Why Donate to JAINA?

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JAINA – YJA

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JAINA – YJP

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JAINA – Convention

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How do I Donate to JAINA?

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Donor Benefits

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Pledge Card

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JAINA Executive Board

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"Ahimsa Paramo Dharma - Non-violence is the greatest Dharma." - Mahavir

Table of Contents

An Introduction to JAINA


ACKNOWLEDGMENT Among many others, we are grateful to the following JAINA PRESIDENTS for their services and their leadership as well as the following Recipients of Jaina’s most prestigious award in North America, the JAINA RATNA. Together, these distinguished members of our community have paved the way for a Jain Way of Life that we enjoy today in North America. JAINA RATNA Award Recipient

JAINA Convention Site

1981 – 1983

Mr. Lalit Shah

Year

1983 – 1985

Dr. Manoj Dharamsi

1989

Dr. Duli Chand Jain

Toronto

1985 – 1989

Dr. Tansukh Salgia

1991

Dr. Prem Gada

San Francisco

1993

Dr. Dhiraj Shah

Pittsburgh

1989 – 1993

Dr. Sulekh Jain 1995

Dr. Manoj Dharamsi

Chicago

1997

Dr. Tansukh Salgia

Toronto

1993 – 1995

Dr. Jagat Jain

1995 – 1997

Dr. Manibhai Mehta

1999

Mr. Pravin Shah

Philadelphia

1997 – 1999

Dr. Dhiraj Shah

2001

Dr. Manilal B Mehta

Chicago

1999 – 2001

Dr. Mahendra Pandya

2003

Mr. Arvind Vora

Cincinnati

2001 – 2003

Mr. Bipin Parikh

2005

Mr. Manubhai Doshi

San Francisco

2003 – 2005

Mr. Anop Vora

2007

Mr. Anop Vora

New Jersey

2009

Dr. Sulekh Jain

Los Angeles

2011

Mr. Girish Shah

Houston

2005 – 2007 2007 – 2009

Mr. Kirit Daftary Mr. Dilip Shah

2009 – 2011

Mrs. Lata Champsee

2011 – 2013

Dr. Sushil Jain

"Jainism presents various solutions of the ecological problem through its focus on Non-Violence.” - Professor Sagarmal Jain


Jai Jinendra, In May 1981, we embarked on an ambitious mission to create an organization that would preserve Jain values and heritage in North America. JAINA envisioned establishing strong networks between Jain and non-Jain communities to sustain the Jain way of life for generations to come. Over the past three decades, JAINA has accomplished this and much more. We hold biennial conventions, which bring 3,500 to 5,000 Jains together on a regular basis. We launched Young Jains of America (YJA) and Young Jain professionals (YJP) that are making a difference in hundreds and thousands of youths and young adults. Using JAINA’s 30+ committees as portals, our professional volunteers are performing various sevas from providing better education to feeding those that are hungry and building homes for homeless. We provided resources to disaster struck areas in India, Bangladesh, Burma, Africa, and more. Since our inception, JAINA has actively endorsed many relief efforts in North America. We are proud to be recognized as our community’s voice on Jain views to USAID and UN committees on economic and social developments. Today, JAINA has become the hallmark of Jain organizations for others to emulate. The key to our success is attributed to support from sponsors and professional volunteers. We are organizing events in 40+ US states, at the White House in Washington DC, and with the United Nations, to express the Jain values of compassion, love, and peace for all. As we progress forward we want to overcome one of our challenges which is the centralization of our operations. Currently, each committee, project, and convention has to compete with each other for resources. We want to transition our process from competitiveness to a centralized model of Fund Raising based on projected budget activities. We believe that this effort will result in improved efficiency, productivity, increased accountability, and transparency. Undoubtedly, this brochure and JAINA’s accomplishments will inspire you. We request that you partner with JAINA in a shared vision through your charitable donations and volunteer service.

We look forward to your support! Sincerely, On Behalf of JAINA and JAINA Fund Raising Committee

Dipak Doshi JAINA Treasurer

Dr. Sushil Jain JAINA President “Our growth consists not merely in an increase of ideas but also in capacity to feel in a million and one ways.”


An Introduction to JAINA The Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA) is comprised of 67 Jain Centers in North America, representing over 160,000 people. We have a deep history of success in investing in community efforts here and abroad that spans the past 30 years. Our philanthropists have already invested millions in support of hundreds of programs, benefitting thousands of people.

OUR MISSION To promote religious and educational activities related to Jainism and to promote the study and understanding of Jain religion on a non-sectarian basis. To provide and promote academic and cultural interchanges and cooperation among Jains in North America, India and other countries. To assist and to promote charitable community service in North America, India, and other countries.

JAINA’s vision

is to be “the hub” that provides community support, publishes educational materials about Jain values and practices, launches international aid projects, and establishes the Jain community as a powerful force with global impact.

We are beginning to achieve this in hundreds of exciting ways including disaster relief initiatives, academic scholarships, and leadership summits. In order to increase communication and collaboration between our organizations and projects, nationally and globally, we have embarked on the creation of a robust infrastructure and documented process flows for our operations.

To promote tenets of Jain religion.

Together

We have accomplished a great deal

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Representing 67 Jain Centers and over 160,000 Jains!


national) to bring Jains together in meaningful ways. We host biennial conventions that attract 3,500 to 5,000 attendees with more than 150 sessions and 80 speakers from around the world who speak on topics such as ecology, activism, and the practice of Jain values in all areas of life. Furthermore, JAINA has developed a number of projects and many initiatives to support people in need. From service trips to India to medical

missions to Haiti, we constantly look for ways to express our Jain values of service and compassion.

Let us Transform JAINA’s Vision into Action EVOLVE

SHARED VISION

EDUCATE

A Jain Way of Life

EXPAND ENERGIZE

An Introduction to JAINA

Over the past 30 years, we have accomplished a great deal. We have established countless events (local and

The vision we share as part of JAINA has four objectives, and we ask you to join our mission. 1. We EVOLVE and promote Jain practices by adapting a Jain Way of Life in North America, and specifically for those making the transition to the US and for the youth in the 21st century. 2. We EDUCATE Jains and non-Jains to create a strong, united, and vibrant Jain community by promoting the study and understanding of the principles and values of Jainism on a non-sectarian basis. 3. We EXPAND awareness of Jainism and strive to make global impact through strategic partnerships for academic and cultural exchanges nationally and in the global world with focused efforts across North America, in India, and in Rest of the World. 4. We work to ENERGIZE our organization by mobilizing our community to evoke social change through the consistent creation of new tools and resources.

Let us work together

in a most collaborative manner possible to influence our people worldwide and make in impact in shaping the lives of our future generation. We will create new and innovative educational tools for our youth and young adults. We will provide more academic (merit and need-based) scholarships. Let us launch more national as well as international aids. Let us make a global impact through ways and means such as disaster relief initiatives and leadership summits. We can achieve all of these in hundreds of exciting ways.

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TRUTH

LOVE

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PEACE


JAINA Projects JAINA PROJECTS Why Do We Need JAINA? BOYS SCOUTS OF AMERICA (BSA) Project CAMPUS OUTREACH PROGRAM ECO-VEGAN Project ENGLISH TEACHERS TO RURAL SCHOOLS IN INDIA Project JAIN MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

We have excellent volunteers. However, without a professional infrastructure, volunteer time is consumed in many administrative details such as IT, promotion, publication, fund raising, etc. With a strong platform, they can focus their time and energy into streamlined workflows, delivering what they do best; helping others.

JAINA ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

How Will I Know each Project’s Progress?

JAINA DIASPORA Project JAINA LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP (JALI) Project JAINA ORGANIZATION MANAGEMENT Project

On-line! Project plan, status, and progress as well as the content are on-line. You can view project progress at any time.

JAINA MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT Project

Who Will Manage My Donations?

JAINA WRITERS’ CIRCLE Project JAINLINK ONLINE Portal Project PLANT-BASED MEAL INITIATIVE POST-RESEARCH ANIMAL SANCTUARIES Project UPLIFTING UNDERPRIVILEGED FAMILIES Initiative

The projects are managed by talented and highly accomplished individuals. Not only have these Project Leaders excelled in their own professions, they have already demonstrated their leadership R&Rs in the communities they live and the professions they practice.

YATRA PROJECT

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JAINA has a vibrant team of leaders currently executing the following projects. JAIN MENTORSHIP Program

Scope

Brings Jain principles and the Scouting experience together to help youth develop confidence, character, and excellent attitudes.

Scope

To establish a national program of mentorship to facilitate professional and personal skill development for high school and college students.

Impact

Successfully established multiple Jain merit badges that teach Jain values. This team is currently exploring similar badges for Girl Scouts.

Impact

There are currently 50+ mentors working with 150+ mentees within the United Stations. We aim to grow this program significantly over the next several years.

CAMPUS OUTREACH Program Scope

Impact

Connects Jain students on college campuses to support, promote, and establish activities in over 20 Jain clubs and organizations across North America.

Scope

Spread the benefits of adopting a vegan lifestyle on a personal level as well as shifting center practices.

Impact

Several Jain centers have replaced the use of ghee with oil in worship practices. Additionally they have incorporated vegan practices in the preparations of meals. For center meals.

ENGLISH TEACHERS TO RURAL SCHOOLS IN INDIA Project

Impact

Scope

Provides need-based college scholarships to Jain youth.

Impact

The team plans to double the number of available scholarships to 10 this year and is also exploring the option of providing interest-free loans.

Over 15 Jains groups are actively involved in this program.

ECO-VEGAN Project

Scope

JAINA ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP Program (JASP)

To provide teachers a 3-4 summer teaching program where they practice non-violence add breadth and depth to your curriculum through collaboration with likeminded, enthusiastic colleagues.

In 2012, 20 teachers from Boston participated in this program and taught in 5 rural schools

JAINA DIASPORA Project Scope

Connects Jain communities in 36 countries outside of India, bringing greater unity in the global Jain community. Fosters common identities, views, and lifestyles among Jains by reaching out across borders and continents.

Impact

The Jain Diaspora Conference (JDC) was held during the 2009 and 2011 JAINA Conventions.

JAINA LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIP (JALI) Project Scope

Interns in this program learn to advocate, defend, and protect the rights of Jains in America.

Impact

In partnership with the American Jewish Committee, interns learn to analyze issues that may compromise Jain values in America. Two interns are trained in in Washington D.C. for 8 to 9 weeks each year.

With your donation, we can grow these projects and take on many more...

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JAINA Projects

BOYS SCOUTS OF AMERICA (BSA) Project


JAINA Projects

JAINA has a vibrant team of leaders currently executing the following projects. JAINA MOBILE APPLICATION Project

PLANT-BASED MEAL Initiative

Scope

To keep with latest technology by create a JAINA mobile application to provide a paperless way to learn more about JAINA, Jainism, temple finder, and other features.

Impact

This is currently in development and will be released during the 2013 JAINA Convention.

JAINA ORGANIZATION MANAGEMENT Project Scope

By 2020, establish a JAINA centralized office, with 15 full -time staff members, a team of interns, and dedicated volunteer corps.

Impact

We currently have one full time manager who works with 11+ project leaders, manages our membership portal, social media channels, along with the day to day manage of JAINA operations.

JAINA WRITERS’ CIRCLE Project Spreads the awareness of Jainism by writing articles on socially relevant topics from the perspectives of Jainism.

Impact

This program nurtures and develops new writers. Publishing articles weekly creates awareness to the Western about the Jain way of life.

JAINLINK ONLINE Portal Project

Impact

Connects Jain students on college campuses to support, promote, and establish activities in over 20 Jain clubs and organizations across North America.

Impact

Over 15 Jains groups are actively involved in this program.

POST-RESEARCH ANIMAL SANCTUARIES Project Scope

Seeks to protect animals (chimpanzees, monkeys, horses, goats, etc.) previously used for research and marked to be put down at federal expense.

Impact

The US Congress approved legislation to build animal sanctuaries so these animals can live in peace.

UPLIFTING UNDERPRIVILEGED FAMILIES Initiative

Scope

Scope

Scope

Scope

Assists underprivileged Jain families in urban and rural parts of India to come out of poverty through quality education and vocational training leading to higher paying jobs.

Impact

This program is helping over 1,000 underprivileged children in Hiralal Jain School in Delhi. The Shiksha Sahayogita project in Bundelkhand and the Udhyogni project in Gujarat, teach garment sewing and other skills.

YATRA Project

By 2015, to create an international member database of 50,000 community members for specific outreach. This would also include a variety of tools for Jain leaders at the local and regional levels.

Scope

Arranges cost effective Jain Yatras, especially for senior citizens and youth.

Impact

Nearly 10 teerth yatras for seniors have been arranged, with over 300 yatries participating. The team went to Palitana tirth in 2011-2012, where over 75 yatries climbed Palitana 99 times in 60 days.

We now have 12,000 members, 15+ groups, and regular e-blasts being distributed.

With your donation, we can grow these projects and take on many more... JAINA Fund Raising Committee www.jaina.org/donate

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JAINA Committees JAINA COMMITTEES CALENDAR & MINI LIBRARY Committee

How Will I Know each Committee’s Progress? On-line! Project plan, status, and progress as well as the content are being transitioned on-line. You will be able to view progress report of each committee on-line.

CONVENTION Committee EDUCATION Committee GOVERNMENT & INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS Committee INTERFAITH Committee INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL FOR JAIN STUDIES Committee

Who Will Manage My Donations? The committees are managed by talented and highly accomplished individuals. Not only have these Committee Chairs excelled in their own professions, they have already demonstrated their leadership R&Rs in the communities they live and the professions they practice. Donations received for targeted causes that are marked as such for specific committees are posted as such. Appropriate credits are assigned to the respective committees and these projects or initiatives are managed under the oversight of each respective committee chair.

IT & Website Committee JAIN DIGEST Committee JAIN NETWORK FORUM (JNF) / JAIN MILAN / MIS Committee JIVDAYA Committee LONG TERM PLANNING Committee MEDIA PRODUCTION Committee PATRON PROGRAM Committee PUBLIC AFFAIRS Committee V. R. GANDHI SCHOLARSHIP Committee WORLD COMMUNITY SERVICES (WCS) Committee

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JAINA has a vibrant team of leaders currently executing the following initiatives. GOVERNMENT & INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS Committee

Scope

Creates and distributes an annual calendar and other publications that feature pictures of historically significant sites, including lists of daily tithies and important Jain events and festivals.

Scope

Establishes and maintains contact and registration with government agencies and international organizations. Also fosters interaction and dialogue with other Jain organizations throughout the world.

Impact

These calendars are highly anticipated each December in Jain households. Since its inception, over 80,000 calendars have been distributed. Now freely distributes over 14,000 Calendars internationally, and will soon distribute JAINA Mini Library Book Set.

Impact

Successfully maintains relations with national and international government organizations, including the United Nations and USAID, to help the Jain community. JAINA has become a consultant for the Economic and Social Development Commission.

INTERFAITH Committee

CONVENTION Committee Scope

Organizes biennial conventions to bring the Jain community around the globe together into fellowship.

Impact

Over 50,000 Jains have attended this unique socio-religious event, including Jain monks, bhattaraks, scholars, and dignitaries from all over the world. The 17th JAINA Convention will take place in Novi, MI near Detroit in July 2013, in partnership with Jain Society of Greater Detroit. The theme is “Jainism – The Global Impact.”

EDUCATION Committee Scope

Impact

JAINA Committees

CALENDAR & MINI LIBRARY Committee

Scope

Provides exchange of religious views with the other major world religions, and promotes harmony, tolerance, and peace with religious organizations. Makes people aware of Jain teachings, actively promoting the Jain way of life.

Impact

Represents Jain dharma at local, national, and international levels. Co-Sponsored the World Parliament of Religions Conference in Chicago. Included Jain symbols and holidays in the NCCJ Calendar.

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL FOR JAIN STUDIES (ISJS) / ACADEMIC LIAISON Committee

Helps establish Pathshala in each center through standardized curriculum, English books for multiple levels, and teacher training. Supports over 3,500 students with more than 50,000 published Pathshala books. An estimated $200,000 of material has been distributed at cost. Develops the e-Library website and is constantly expanding it with new content.

Scope

Impact

Promotes programs and study in Jain philosophy at academic institutions in North America. Establishes relationships to promote the principles and awareness of Jainism. Over 350 American high school teachers and university professors have studied Ahimsa and Jainism in 6 to 8 week programs in India. After returning, many academics research and teach Jainism. Also, four university campuses teach courses in Jainism.

With your donation, we can grow these initiatives and take on many more... JAINA Fund Raising Committee www.jaina.org/donate

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JAINA Committees

JAINA has a vibrant team of leaders currently executing the following initiatives. IT & Website Committee

JIVDAYA Committee

Scope

Provides technical support and professional consultancy to JAINA and its member organizations.

Scope

Compassion in action. Illuminates the concept of Jivadaya in the context of modern life and promotes non-violence globally.

Impact

Developed www.jaina.org into a unified source of information on Jain activities. Created the website into a strong, licensed portal where member organizations and groups can host their content and share JAINA’s online resources.

Impact

With generous donation from fellow Jains, provides financial resources to 26 animal and bird sanctuaries in North America and India and support to various humane societies in America.

JAIN DIGEST Committee Scope

Published quarterly. E-mailed to more than 14,000 Jain families in North America and globally. Communicates the activities of JAINA and Jain Centers in North America. Includes articles on Jainism and spiritual and community activities.

Impact

Over 50 magazines were published in last 30 years, enhancing communication and awareness among Jains around the world.

JNF / JAIN MILAN / MIS Committee Scope

Creates vibrant Jain networking forums for match-making.

Impact

Thousands of marriages and friendships have been nurtured by JNF. The networking forum maintains a large searchable database of profiles for Jain candidates from the US, Canada, the UK, India, and many other countries. Jain Milan has met every year since 2006 to encourage Jain youth to meet other Jains for the purpose of matrimony.

LONG TERM PLANNING Committee Scope

Develops a long range vision and mission for Jains, Jainism, and JAINA through surveys, studies, and interviews. Identifies, funds, and executes impactful projects and strengthens JAINA’s infrastructure to achieve goals.

Impact

Supports and guides JAINA’s other teams in infrastructure development, including JAINA Web Portal, the Elevator Pitch, JAINA and Jainism Brochures, Fund Raising, Scholarships, and presentations at JAINA and YJA conventions.

MEDIA PRODUCTION Committee Scope

Produces and broadcasts the TV show Mangalam on Jain dharma and tradition in North America. The show’s main focus is the Jain Way of Life and Jains in North America.

Impact

Mangalam is the first Jain TV show in North America. This weekly show has aired for the last five years. Mangalam is now global, reaching the UK, Ireland, Europe, and Canada. Mangalam recently celebrated its 100th episode.

With your donation, we can grow these initiatives and take on many more…

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JAINA has a vibrant team of leaders currently executing the following initiatives.

Scope

Impact

Develops JAINA as an organization. Facilitates funding and execution of impactful projects that meet JAINA’s vision to live a Jain Way of Life. Raises donations to help JAINA meet operational and infrastructure needs. Donations fund Jain Digest publication, JAINA’s online networking portal, administrative and office support for projects, and much more. This year, for the first time, a full-time manager has been hired to guide this initiative.

Scope

Provides humanitarian and medical services to the poor worldwide and aid for victims of natural disasters. Organizes medical camps in India, including Bidada Medical Camp. Treats thousands of indigenous patients every year.

Impact

30,000+ people have received assistance through WCS’s efforts. Helped over 65 projects, including: The Rehab Center in Guntur (AP); tsunami relief; computer labs for children affected by hurricanes; school uniforms to Surat victims; and flood & medical kits to victims of the typhoon in Burma.

JAINA Committees

WORLD COMMUNITY SERVICES (WCS) Committee

PATRON PROGRAM Committee

PUBLIC AFFAIRS Committee Scope

Impact

Enhances awareness of Jainism and the Jain Way of Life. Monitors accurate portrayal of Jainism in the media. Advocates Jain values in mainstream America. Builds bridges with religious leaders and elected officials. Arranged a Jain prayer at the US Congressional inauguration, 2001. Organized 3 conferences, one at the White House. Celebrated Diwali with the US Vice President. Networked with US leaders, including Congressmen. Established the “JAINA Congressional Award.”

V. R. GANDHI SCHOLARSHIP Committee Scope

Promotes and encourages studies in Jainism and the message of V.R. Gandhi.

Impact

Over 50 need-based scholarships have been awarded to students pursuing higher education in Jain philosophy, literature, and scriptures at recognized universities and institutions.

Why Do We Need JAINA? We have excellent volunteers. However, without a professional infrastructure, volunteer time is consumed in many administrative details such as IT, promotion, publication, fund raising, etc. With a strong platform, they can focus their time and energy into streamlined workflows, delivering what they do best; helping others.

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Our Story

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From the Desk of

JAINA Financials

Dipak Doshi, JAINA Treasurer

2012 Income (unaudited)

2012 Expenses (unaudited)

Income

Expenses

1002 Calendar Committee Revenue

64,470

2002 Calendar Committee Expense

64,681

1003 Education Committee Revenue

13,557

2003 Education Committee Expense

22,436

1006 LRP Committee Revenue

668

2006 LRP Committee Expense

1007 Media Committee Revenue

4,777

2007 Media Committee Expense

1008 JNF Committee Revenue

2,375

2008 JNF Committee Expense

1010 Pilgrimage Committee Revenue

31,487

2010 Pilgrimage Committee Expense

1011 Jiv Daya Committee Revenue

19,700

2011 Jiv Daya Committee Expense

1014 Public Affairs Committee Revenue

4,251

1022 Jaina 99 Yatra Committee Revenue

15,743

1030 WCS Committee Revenue

30,531

1055 Academic Scholarship Committee Revenue

21,000

1060 Jain Digest & MIS Committee Revenue

1,170

1065 Overseas Donation Committee Revenue

17,984

1070 JAINA General Fund Revenue

41,403

1100 Interest Income

1,137

2014 Public Affairs Committee Expense 2021 Jain Milan Committee Expense

3,442 11,253 214 1,990 12,561 8,586 1,912

2022 Jaina 99 Yatra Committee Expense

26,620

2030 WCS Committee Expense

18,370

2050 Tirthoddhar (Vaiyavach Fund) Committee Expense

22,060

2055 Academic Scholarship Committee Expense

8,200

2060 Jain Digest & MIS Committee Expense

29,613

2065 Overseas Donation Committee Expense

17,287

2070 JAINA General Fund Expense

45,109

1200 JAINA Convention Revenue

150,308

2200 JAINA Convention Expense

1325 YJA Revenue

256,081

2325 YJA Expense

249,320

1375 YJP Revenue

2,568

2375 YJP Expense

878

Total 2012 Income $ 679,210

18,032

Total 2012 Expenses $ 562,564

NOTE: Subject to change pending a CPA Audit and Regulatory Filings of 2012 financials. 2012 Beginning Balance

$ 807,020

2012 Ending Balance

$ 923,666

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Your donation is the life line of JAINA. The financial support you provide helps serve the needs of nearly 160,000 Jains in North America and funds a number of initiatives designed to manifest our shared vision domestically and abroad.

Supports JAINA Committees

Makes JAINA Projects Happen

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Expands JAINA Infrastructure

What does My Donation do?

Your donation contributes to three major areas of JAINA’s operations: (i) JAINA Infrastructure, (ii) JAINA Projects, and (iii) JAINA Committees.

“It is the direction of our progress that matters, NOT where we stand at present.”


Why Donate to JAINA? As a partner in the shared vision of JAINA, your donation builds tighter Jain communities, helps our service initiatives, and works to make Jainism a common knowledge in North America and in the rest of the world through our international projects. Your donation ensures that JAINA adequately equips the next generation with the teachings and values of a Jain Way of Life and provides a vital role in our continued existence. Your contribution will have an impact on increasing awareness and promoting the values of Jainism with Jains and Non-Jains.

Vision 2020

Vision 2020 50% Jains kids (5-17) learning about the principles of Jainism 6 million people know about Jainism and the Jain Way of Life 40 universities to include Anekantvad and NonViolence in business management teachings

THE PAST 1981: JAINA initiated in Los Angeles and officialized in 1983 with the blessings of Gurudev Chitrabanuji and Shri Sushil Kumarji.

35% of JAINA directors/ committee leaders will be under 40 years old

THE PRESENT 2011: 16th biennial JAINA Convention in Houston, TX, with 4,000 attendees

THE FUTURE 2020: A JAINA centralized office, with full -time staff

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Your Donations Support these and more‌

Evolve the Practice of Jainism JAINA will help EVOLVE traditional Jain practices by adapting a Jain Way of Life to the modern, North American lifestyle.

Educate Future Generations JAINA will EDUCATE Jains and Non-Jains in Jain Dharma and Jain Way of Life through educational programs and publications.

Expand Awareness of Jainism JAINA will EXPAND the awareness of Jainism through academic and cultural exchanges among Jains and Non-Jains in North America, India, and other countries.

Energize the Jain Community JAINA will ENERGIZE the Jain community to evoke social change through the consistent use of knowledge exchange and bringing forward solutions.

"Ahimsa is not merely non-participation in destructive activities; it principally manifests itself in constructive activities and service, which leads to the upward growth of men."

- Acharya Vinobha Bhave

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EVOLVE EDUCATE EXPAND ENERGIZE

Your Donations Support these Initiatives and more…

EVOLVE

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Interfaith Dialogue Jiv Daya (Animal Welfare) World Community Service Projects JAINA Upliftment Program

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Eco-Vegan Project Plant Based School Meal Program Boy Scouts of America Jain Emblem 99 Yatra Committee

Your donation is an investment in the promotion of a Jain Way of Life. Jainism in North America

5% TODAY

15% YEAR 2020

JAINA is taking a leading role in having our North American Jains define our Jain practices and traditions as practiced by Young Jains as well as Seniors. JAINA wants to further develop our evolving Jain Practices, promote Jain rituals and events, and endorse a new and meaningful ways of healthy living while practicing Jainism.

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EDUCATE

Your Donations Support these Initiatives and more…

EVOLVE EDUCATE EXPAND ENERGIZE

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Education Committee Pathshala Integrative Curriculum Prathana and Samayik Books and CDs

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Vandana – English Guide to Jain Stavans Jain e-Library JAINA AJC Legislative Internship

Your donation helps many in need and builds communities worldwide.

By 2020, one of these children will marry a non-Jain. We can ensure that our children and youth are educated and take pride in Jainism and in living a Jain Way of Life.

We need to welcome and involve non-Jain spouses into our community by finding a balance between their way of life and our own.

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EVOLVE EDUCATE EXPAND ENERGIZE

Your Donations Support these Initiatives and more…

EXPAND

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Public Relations Committee Elevator Pitch Jain Way of Life (book) What is JAINA and Jainism? (brochures) Jaina Mangalam TV Show Ahimsa Center

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Jain Education and Research Foundation JAINA Writers’ Circle Jain Studies Program at Claremont Lincoln University Jain Studies at Florida International University CLU Summer Camp Program 2013 (NEW)

Today in North America, only half a million people know about the Jain Way of Life. We must expand awareness of Jainism and Non-Violence in our communities. The awareness will increase to 6 million by 2020 through the use of new media in high school class material, social media, seminars, online groups, and interfaith discussion.

6M TODAY .5M

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ENERGIZE

Your Donations Support these Initiatives and more…

EVOLVE EDUCATE EXPAND ENERGIZE

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JAINA Calendar Jain Digest Young Jains of America (YJA) JAINA Organization Management (NEW!)

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Jain Networking Forum JAINA Mobile Application JAINA Volunteer Corps (JVC) Jain Mentorship Program

Your donation is an investment in our community’s growth.

1 part time staff $7 per family $200K/yr. budget

15 full time staff $200 per family $11 M budget

TODAY

YEAR 2020

Only through your donations and volunteer support can we grow JAINA and build a stronger platform for a future generation.

JAINA Fund Raising Committee www.jaina.org/donate

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JAINA – YJA Scope

Over 2,500 young Jains are members of YJA. Through YJA’s biennial conferences, which attract over 700 attendees, local gatherings, and retreats, youths strengthen their Jain identity. Lifetime friendships have been formed through YJA, some leading to marriage. YJA positions youths and give compelling reasons for why they should embrace a Jain Way of Life.

Since 1991, JAINA has helped fund 10 YJA Conventions instilling the values of Jainism in 10,000+ Jain youth and young adults.

Campus Outreach Helped start a nationwide college network of 8 Jain student groups.

About YJA YJA provides a platform for the launch of many programs and networking events including National Conventions, Regional Retreats, and many other collaborative events with JAINA and local Jain Centers.

www.yja.org

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Your Donation Supports Youth Initiatives

Impact

YJA establishes a network of young people to share their Jain heritage and religion.


JAINA – YJP Your Donation Supports Professional Development

"When the mind becomes stable like the water of a clear pond, then the reflection of the soul can be seen in it.“ - Tattvartha Sutra 41

Scope YJP creates a network of Young Jain Professionals, ranging from 24 to 39 years of age.

Impact YJP has increased awareness and understanding of Jain principles and heritage to promote application of Jainism in the professional and social lives of young Jains in North America. The last YJP Convention took place in San Francisco, California, in October 2011.

Young Jain Professionals have brought thousands of Jain Young Adults together for personal and professional development through national and local events.

Networking / Matrimonial Services Through our Marriage Information Services (MIS) and Jain Networking Forum (JNF), we have nurtured thousands of connections, lifelong friendships, and many marriages.

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JAINA and YJA Conventions, Jain Networking Forum,

and Jain Campus Outreach are just a few of the ways in which JAINA allows for young adults to meet and form strong network that fosters lifelong relationships among many while practicing a Jain Way of Life.

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JAINA – Convention July 4-7, 2013 JAINA Convention Detroit, Michigan https://convention.jaina.org For the past 30 years, we have created biennial conventions to bring families and friends together to deepen their knowledge of Jainism, engage in a variety of social activities and solidify their bonds with each other and the Jain community.

All this, through monetary contributions and hundreds of volunteer hours from community members like you!

Bringing thousands of JAINS together!

Meet with old friends and make new ones...

"I adore so greatly the principles of the Jain religion that I would like to be reborn in a Jain community.“

- George Bernard Shaw

JAINA Fund Raising Committee www.jaina.org/donate

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Donate to JAINA Thank you for supporting JAINA. Your donation is the life line of our organization. Donations from people like you secure a Jain Way of Life for generations to come.

G I V E M O N T H LY As a monthly donor in our JAINA 365 Program, you support JAINA’s work at the local, national, and international levels. Your gift helps JAINA organize volunteers, provide scholarships and internships, develop our extensive online community network, and spread awareness of a Jain way of life in dozens of other initiatives.

Give monthly

GIVE LONG-TERM As a long-term donor in our JAINA LIFE Program, you support JAINA’s work at the most vital level. Your gift allows JAINA to connect Jains on the local, national, and international levels through community events, education, service outreach, infrastructure development, and maintenance of the Jain way of life in our longstanding projects.

Give long-term

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How do I donate to JAINA? MAKE A PLEDGE (choose One of the Four Ways) BY PHONE Call JAINA at 847-420-9025 Dipak Doshi

BY EMAIL Simply send an email with your name and address and pledge amount jainahq@jaina.org

BY CHECK Checks can be made payable JAINA mailed to the JAINA Treasurer at: JAINA HQ 43-11 Ithaca Street Elmhurst, NY 11373 ATT: Dipak Doshi, Treasurer Please include a completed donation / pledge form with your check

ONLINE Safe and secure donations can be submitted via credit/debit card online: www.jaina.org/donate. Online payments can be submitted on a one–time basis or auto payments for your convenience. Once your donation is processed, you will receive an email message confirming your payment.

There are many ways to contribute. Donations to JAINA are tax deductible. Your gift will enable JAINA to continue its quest towards meeting the religious, social, educational, and economic needs to the Jain community. A general donation gift to JAINA can be made by check, credit/debit card, or cash. Donation can be one time or in installments, or monthly or yearly. Please see the pledge card for details. No donation is a small donation. Your generosity is always respected and appreciated.

Thank you for your Donation … and please …

Get INVOLVED Become a member of www.JAINA.org and sign up for our newsletter. Join the Conversation by checking our Facebook page, following us on Twitter, and commenting on videos on our YouTube Channel. Become an active volunteer, committee member, committee lead, or a Chair-person. Assist JAINA Board and Executive Committee in capacities to help ensure our collective success.

Steps to Online Donations Step 1: Go to www.jaina.org/donations.

Step 2: Select your donation amount and donation type.

Step 3: Provide donor and billing information and Submit your donation securely. JAINA Fund Raising Committee www.jaina.org/donate FEIN 54-1280028

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Donor Benefits Below is a list of benefits* JAINA provides to its donors. Well Wisher

Donation Amount =>>

$2,500+

Sponsor

$10,000+

Grand Sponsor

Patron

$25,000+ $50,000+

Benefactor

$100,000+

JAINA BENEFITS Recognition in JAIN Digest and JAINA Website One Ad in Jain Digest for the next 12 Months

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¼ Page

½ Page

1 Page

Full Page Inside Back Cover

Full Page Outside Back Cover

1 Year

2 Years

2 Years

3 Years

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Term Membership in JAINA LRP Committee Invitation to JAINA Quarterly EC Meetings for Next 12 Months Invitation to Annual Leadership Summit

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CONVENTION BENEFITS Registration for 2 at Convention VIP at Convention for 2 Recognition Memento at Convention

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Hotel Room for 2 at Convention

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Stage Recognition at Convention

* These benefits DO NOT apply to Pass-Through Donations, including to any Donor Advised Charities

Thank you for your contribution!

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Pledge Card We have made it easy for you to donate. Simply remove this pledge card and mail it to the address provided below.

PLEDGE CARD

JAINA: The Federation of Jain Associations in North America “Shared Vision: Leading North American Jains into the Next Century”

I am committing to financially support JAINA: The Federation of Jain Associations in North America and entrusting the organization under the leadership of the Board to use this donation at its discretion.

“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give” - Winston Churchill

A one time gift of $________________.

Apply to JAINA General Fund

And/or a monthly gift of $___________.

Apply to a JAINA Project ______________

Name:

____________________________________

Address: ____________________________________ City:

_________________ State:____ Zip:______

Email:

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Phone: ____________________________________

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Your donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. JAIAN is a 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Non-Profit organization. Please make your checks payable to : JAINA Mail to: JAINA HQ, 43-11 Ithaca Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373 USA ATT: Dipak Doshi, JAINA Treasurer

We are currently engaged in taking JAINA to new heights through leveraging current technology as a means to build and expand our community, foster connections, and create alliances with various organizations. JAINA’s presence is rapidly expanding both on the ground as well as online. We want to build an infrastructure that is backed up by a sustainable funding of One Million dollars. Your continued moral support as well as financial assistance is critical at this juncture to our community. Your generosity will help take JAINA to the next level and allow us to focus on our expanding global reach. JAINA Fund Raising Committee www.jaina.org/donate FEIN # 54-1280028

PLEDGE TODAY

HELP US REACH ..... THE FINISH LINE!

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JAINA’s Partners and Affiliates North American Partners

INDIA Partners

World Jain Confederation of Mumbai

Nattubhai Lalbhai Charitable Trust

The Kanchan Foundation

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JAINA Executive Board A Note From the Executive Committee Dr. Sushil Jain President

It is because of the generosity of our donors and volunteers that JAINA celebrates over 30 years of service in Jain and non-Jain communities. Partners like you have helped us initiate ground-breaking endeavors to unite the Jain community and integrate innovative ways to instill Jain values in future generations.

Dipak Doshi Treasurer

Thank you for your donation, volunteer work, and commitment. You have made JAINA the premier steward in promoting a Jain Way of Life and a powerful catalyst in expressing the Jain values in our personal, professional organizational, and community lives.

JAINA EC

Prem Jain First Vice President

Ashok Domadia Secretary

“Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven.”

Lata Champsee Past President

Manish Mehta VP Midwest

Sheenika Shah YJA Co-Chair

Rajen Dhami VP West

Udai Jain VP Southwest

Sejal Dhruva YJA Co-Chair

Yogendra Jain VP Northeast

Dr. Deepika Dalal VP Southeast

Haresh Shah VP Mideast

Raj Patil VP Canada

Rushabh Gudka YJP Chair

"All souls are alike. No one is superior or inferior.“ - Mahavir

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Leading Our North American Communities to Live and Share a Jain Way of Life

Fund Raising Committee


JAINA Fundraising Brochure May 2013