Merlin Philosophy Fundraisers

2022 Fundraisers

Supporting Philosophy in the Community

Greater Helena Gives 2022

Please show us your love by supporting philosophy in the community on GHG day!

Greater Helena Gives 2022

Greater Helena Gives is a great way to show your support for local non-profits. Greater Helena Gives will take place on a to be announced date in 2022.  We’ll update our page as soon as we receive word!  

  • You can also make a contribution via check to Merlin CCC (Mailing address — PO Box 2034, Helena MT 59624) or on our website.
  • You can pledge to give on the Greater Helena Gives website in a creative way by selecting/entering a donation amount (whatever you’re able to do on May 6th-May 7th), and then choose the frequency of your donation (e.g., every two weeks, once a month, etc.) and a period of time (for 6 months, 1 year, etc.) or until a specific amount has been reached.  This way, you can set the parameters for your donation on a scale that meets your current situation and aims.
  • Alternatively, you can pledge to give on the Merlin CCC website in a similar fashion by becoming a sustaining donor.  

Funds raised support philosophy in the community.

A Fundraising Campaign

for a Uniquely Innovative Project

Food for Thought 2022

This is a limited capacity fundraiser event with dinner, beverages, entertainment & facilitated discussions with guest scholars.  Funds raised support philosophy in the community.

Food for Thought 2022

Our “Food for Thought” fundraiser is a limited capacity event with dinner and beverages, entertainment & thought-provoking table talks led by guest scholars. 

Join us in 2022 at the Elkhorn View Lodge where you’ll enjoy a fun night of “thinky” mingling, inspiring conversations with inspiring people, a catered meal & beverages, and entertainment.

Our 2022 theme will be the super-sexy topic of “Arts, Science & Imagination.”  That’s right!  You heard it here.  Critical, creative thinking is where it’s at…and artists & scientists have their fingers on the pulse! 

What’s it like to see the world as an artist or scientist?  Where can the imagination take us?  Let’s find out!

WHAT:  Table Talk Fundraiser for Philosophy
TOPIC:  Arts, Science & Imagination
WHEN: Saturday, August 13th (5pm-10pm)
WHERE: Elkhorn View Lodge (Clancy, MT)
TICKETS: $150

**With a special, live “never seen before” performance by Mokey McNeilly & Tim Holmes and music by Ken Nelson & Friends.**

Catered by 612 Chefworks.  Guest table talk scholars  to be announced early Spring.  Stay tuned! 

Hosted by Rebecca Ryland & Mark Runkle.

What Your Donations Help to Support

Your tax-deductible contributions/pledges help to support our philosophy in the community programs.  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. By investing in philosophy, you are investing in community.

Fiscal Sponsorship Fundraisers

Reeder's Alley Sessions (July)

An intimate, curated evening of live music, food & drink in Caretaker’s Lawn.  This fundraiser event is being hosted by Simple & Strange and benefits Reeder’s Alley and philosophy in the community.  Stay tuned for more details.

Reeder's Alley Sessions (August)

An intimate, curated evening of live music, food & drink in Caretaker’s Lawn.  This fundraiser event is being hosted by Simple & Strange and benefits Reeder’s Alley and philosophy in the community.  Stay tuned for more details.

Reeder's Alley Sessions (September)

An intimate, curated evening of live music, food & drink in Caretaker’s Lawn.  This fundraiser event is being hosted by Simple & Strange and benefits Reeder’s Alley and philosophy in the community.  Stay tuned for more details.

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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