Merlin Philosophy Fundraisers

Merlin Fundraisers

Supporting Philosophy in the Community

Las Mesas

Based on the success of our “Food for Thought” Fundraisers, our belief in the value & fun of thoughtful dialogue, and our love of community (and food!), we are excited to unleash our “Las Mesas” events.

“Las Mesas” are intimate, salon-style gatherings (approx. 8-10 people) where friends come together to explore philosophy and ideas over hand-crafted meals & wine.  Each season (4 times per year), a different community member(s) will host a “La Mesa” dinner at their house, opening up their home for community members to gather and enjoy the fun of philosophy, the beauty of rich and meaningful conversation, and the joy of good food & friends (old and new).

Won’t you join us at the table?  Reserve your seat for our Summer La Mesa

  • Date: Friday, August 9th
  • Summer Hosts: Barry & Hetti Louise Ferst
  • Guest Count: Gathering limited to 8-10 guests total
  • Donation: $100 seat donation to Merlin CCC —Proceeds benefit Merlin CCC & go toward our free philosophy in the community programs

Interested in hosting our Fall/Winter La Mesa gathering this year?  Please contact Marisa at [email protected].

Unique, transformative, thought-provoking, and fun, evenings involve a full course meal & beverages over loosely facilitated philosophical conversation.  Format is structured similar to our Think & Drink conversations with topics selected democratically by guests.

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WHY GIVE TO MERLIN?

Imagine a world where thoughtful dialogue & community co-exist.  Where differing perspectives break bread.  Where understanding & truth is a goal…and wisdom a love.  Imagine you live in that world, that city, that neighborhood, that community. 

Be part of that vision.  Invest in that community.  Support philosophy.

We are a Helena-based 501(c)(3) community philosophy non-profit. Our programs support critical, creative thinking, the exchange of ideas, and the application of philosophy to everyday living.  More broadly, they are opportunities for people of all backgrounds and ages — from children to elders — to gather, to learn from and with one another, and to uniquely cultivate their personal and civic selves.

Proceeds Support

Investing in Philosophy by Investing in Community

We’re a Helena-based non-profit organization dedicated to enriching lives and strengthening the community and environment through philosophy. Our programs are free to the public and support critical, creative thinking, the exchange of ideas, and the application of philosophy to everyday life.  More broadly, they are opportunities for people of all backgrounds and ages (from children to elders) to gather, to learn from and with one another, and to uniquely cultivate their personal and civic selves.

Proceeds from our fundraisers support philosophy in the community and help us provide a broad-spectrum of unique, fun & accessible opportunities and activities for the Helena and surrounding communities that:

  • spark and encourage the exchange of ideas & the fun of doing philosophy
  • promote critical, creative thought & reflection
  • cultivate “philosophical sensitivity”
  • develop our personal & civic selves
  • nurture and contribute to a sense of imagination and wonder
  • reconnect people with nature by way of doing philosophy in inspiring places
  • facilitate the application of philosophy to everyday life
  • inspire leadership & meaningful action, and
  • build, foster & strengthen the community and environment

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