SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Funds left over from the Dalai Lama's April visit to San Diego are set to be donated to the Monarch School for homeless children Thursday.
The Honorable Lama Tenzin Dhonden, the Dalai Lama's personal peace emissary, and executives from San Diego State University, UC San Diego and the University of San Diego announced earlier this week that they will present the school with a check for $51,000.
"This generous contribution allows Monarch to continue to support our students' growth and learning with the intention that they will follow in the example of significant leaders such as His Holiness," said Erin Spiewak, the school's CEO.
The school will use the donation to support a student leadership program being developed to teach students about the importance of civic engagement, leadership and community participation, Spiewak said.
The Dalai Lama spoke to a total of around 20,000 San Diegans in three presentations over two days at San Diego State, UC San Diego and the University of San Diego. Attendees generally paid $10 to $25 for tickets to the sold-out appearances, leading to the surplus revenues.
The Monarch School also recently received a $50,000 donation from Skype to improve school communications. Its 150 students are homeless, with some living in shelters or motels and others doubling up with other families.
The Monarch School is currently on West Cedar Street. A new campus is being built on Newton Avenue, between the East Village and Barrio Logan.
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