If you are in sympathy with the goals and programs of the Vivekananda Retreat at Ridgely, we not only welcome your pilgrimage but urge you to participate in ensuring Ridgely’s successful growth in future.

There are several ways in which you can participate as an active member of Ridgely’s future. Please note that all financial contributions to Ridgely are tax exempt.

1. Give your financial support of the Ridgely Endowment Fund to ensure its future.
2. Make a financial donation to Ridgely’s General Fund to help pay for its operational expenses.

Donate to any of the above and become a member of Ridgely’s family of supporters. Donations in the form of cash, stocks and bonds, real property, and bequests are all welcome.

To make a pledge online, please use our online form below.

Without your help to date, Ridgely could not have paid off its debt and become a success. Ridgely still has quite a way to go before it is self-sufficient. Your continued support is very important to Ridgely as it helps to spread the universal message of Vedanta in an even more successful future.

Please contact if you have any questions.

Volunteer Work

If you would like to participate in the volunteer services at Ridgely, please contact Gitaprana (845) 687-4574 or . Some of the possiblities include work on the computer, in the office, in the bookstore, in the kitchen, in the gardens, on the grounds, or in general repairs.

You can make monetary donations to Ridgely by credit card or check, and if you would like to make other types of contributions, please follow the instructions below. You have the option of contributing to The Ridgely Endowment Fund or The Ridgely General Fund.

Credit Card
You can now donate to Ridgely using your credit card, through PayPal. Donating by credit card is safe and easy. Just enter the amount you would like to donate in the field below and click on the ” PayPal Donate” button.

Upon clicking the button you will be transferred to PayPal’s secure payment site where you can enter your credit card information (Ridgely will not receive any credit card information).

As soon as you make your donation, you will receive email confirmation from PayPal. Your donation reaches us immediately.We will then mail you a written confirmation and receipt for your records.

Please make all checks payable to “Vivekananda Retreat, Ridgely” and be sure to include the following information with your check:
1. Your Mailing Address
2. Your Email Address
3. Whether the contribution is for The Ridgely Endowment Fund or The Ridgely General Fund

Please mail your checks to :
Vivekananda Retreat, Ridgely
101 Leggett Road,
Stone Ridge, New York 12484

Other Donations
If you would like to make a special contribution that is not listed here, please do not hesitate to contact us at You can also give us a call at (845) 687-4574 .

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