Society Finances and Policies
A new era opened with our arrival at Casa Paloma and the development of our mother tekkye here. There has been an increased sense of responsibility among us all for the carrying of this beautiful tradition, and a broadening in our funding and support. Many hearts and hands have risen to the task of establishing a center of spiritual learning here. Except for a very part-time (one half-day per week) paid office manager, Marjorie Wolfe, for whose dedicated work we are very grateful, Threshold Society is run entirely by volunteers.
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:
Rahima Judy McCullough
None of the Threshold Society board members nor the directors of Threshold Society, Kabir and Camille Helminski, receive payment for their administrative services. Threshold Society functions through their generous support and that of a number of other volunteers, including the generous assistance of Darrin and Sophia Schultz.
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 towards 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 as indicated in the following chart:
Communications (phone, internet, web servicing)
General office expenses (supplies, postage, copying, etc.)
Bank fees for processing credit card income
Rent for our mother tekke (1/4 share of the Casa Paloma property expense)
General maintenance and utilities
Conferences, net-working, and related travel expenses
Program development (incidental expenses related to publications, recordings and events)