The members of the Foundation of Light are grateful to our community for our continued presence in the world.  The vision of our founders is to create an organization that would inspire meditation, healing and transformation.  Our purpose is to bring spirituality into our lives at every moment.

We are writing today to encourage you to become a member and pledge your financial support for the Foundation of Light and its programs.

Currently, the Foundation of Light is home to the Dances of Universal Peace, The Earth Arts School, Landmark Education and Yoga. Along with our traditional mediation and study groups we are at capacity for our space. Our founders would be excited by the growing use of the Foundation of Light and how it has reached a diverse section of the Ithaca Community. Our programs attract participants as far away as Rochester, Syracuse and Binghamton.

We continue for and because of you. There is a growing awareness of the need for change, transformation, and spiritual connection. As a culture we are in the midst of great changes that will impact our practical material lives in dramatic ways. This was envisioned by our founders. We are looking forward to being a prominent center for the work of transformation that is necessary for our world to move toward the Light. This coming year promises to be a wonderful path for our Foundation of Light Community.

We have a new program:

The Kate and John Payne School of Ancient Wisdom!

  • Learn powerful healing techniques.
  • Master dowsing and intuitive practices.
  • Learn about Devas and other spiritual beings.
  • Study astrology to bring deeper awareness of yourself through your chart.
  • Attend talks and workshops from leading healers and experts.

In addition, we are continuing to expand our Foundation of Light programs to promote spiritual awakening and practice in a supportive community:

  • Sunday morning meditations
  • Dances of Universal Peace
  • Ecstatic Dance
  • Energy Cleansing and Sound Healing
  • One Heart Community Drumming
  • Kirtan Chanting
  • Monthly fire ceremonies


We invite your involvement and support. Membership is open to all persons interested in our programs regardless of age, race, gender, color, or creed. Please join our community to help support the programs we offer and contribute to our growth. We have a choice of membership dues to suit every budget and ability to donate.

Your membership supports our community and creates our future. Enclosed please find our membership form for new and returning members.  We hope you will see it as an investment in our spiritual community, just as our founders did. Membership dues and contributions maintain our buildings, grounds, gardens, the stone circle and labyrinth.  We need more space and the planning for this is in the works. Your help is accepted with graciousness.

  • Access to our programs at a discount.
  • The ability to rent our space at a discount.
  • Opportunities to gather with people with a commitment for peace and prosperity for all.

As we nurture a vision of community and peace, all of us will create the kind of environment that serves our spiritual needs as well as helping to fulfill the needs of the members of our community. Members volunteering together have always moved us forward into our expanding good. Claim a stake in the Foundation of Light’s future and let us know how you can serve by indicating on the enclosed form where your inspiration lies.

Our members and participants have found community and peace as being a part of this organization.

We thank you for choosing to be a member (sustainer) and for your generous donation. We look forward to seeing you at the Foundation of Light.
You can become a member at or 607-273-9550.
We are striving to achieve 100 new members before the new year could this be you?
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at 607-273-9550.

In Love and Light,
Melissa Hoffman
Executive Director