Society Finances and Policies

A new chapter has opened with our move to Escondido, California. New opportunities for sharing our work are unfolding with proximity to the vibrant Southern California culture. There has been an increased sense of responsibility among us all for the carrying of this beautiful tradition, and many hearts and hands have risen to the task of establishing a center of spiritual learning here. Threshold Society is run entirely by volunteers. To DONATE

Though we are primarily a community of friends in Spirit, in order to be able to receive funds for the support of the work of this tradition, we are also a non-profit corporation with a minimal board structure for ease of functioning. Our current Threshold Society board members are:

Mahmoud Mostafa
Rahima Judy McCullough
Selim Shaurer
Khadim Chishti
Patzia Gonzalez

None of the Threshold Society board members nor the directors of Threshold Society, Kabir and Camille Helminski, receive payment for their administrative services. For more than 40 years Threshold Society has functioned through their generous support and that of a number of other volunteers. Some generous friends have given donations specifically to be used at the discretion of the directors for expenses related to the Mission of The Threshold Society.

Kabir & Camille donate their time for weekly zhikrs, Mathnawi classes, and our annual gatherings.

Guest teachers at Threshold events sometimes receive a small honorarium which includes some funding toward travel, and Kabir and Camille likewise receive contributions toward their time and travel expenses for distant Threshold Society events.

Threshold Society income received from pledges, donations, programs, and events is allocated in the following ways:

  • Communications (phone, internet, web servicing)
  • Equipment
  • General office expenses (supplies, postage, copying, etc.)
  • Bank fees for processing credit card income
  • General maintenance and utilities
  • Scholarships
  • Conferences, networking, and related travel expenses
  • Guest hospitality
  • Program development (incidental expenses related to publications, recordings, and events)

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