Supporting the Dalai Lama and the People of Tibet

Nadia Cavner is a highly charitable individual who currently serves as president of the Nadia Cavner Group in Springfield, Missouri. Her charity work has ranged from volunteering at local soup kitchens to supporting the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Settlement Revitalization Program.

The Dalai Lama is tasked with three primary goals as the spiritual and political leader of the Tibetan people. The Dalai Lama promotes positive human values, including compassion, tolerance, and self-discipline and, as a religious figure, preaches harmony among all of the world’s major religions. As a Tibetan citizen and political leader, the Dalai Lama works toward preserving the country’s peaceful Buddhist culture and independence.

At present, the people of Tibet struggle to preserve their culture, cannot freely practice their religion, and have no personal or political freedom as part of the People’s Republic of China. The Chinese have made Tibetans second-class citizens in their own country and have caused high rates of poverty and unemployment among native Tibetans. In addition, anyone found to support the Dalai Lama and his teachings face imprisonment and torture.

Concerned individuals can visit http://www.SaveTibet.org, the website of the International Campaign for Tibet and the Tibetan Settlement Revitalization Program. The website offers a variety of opportunities to become involved in the cause, ranging from monetary contributions to local political events.

School District Funding Program Provides Low-Cost Loans for Schools

Nadia Cavner, the president of the Nadia Cavner Group, has been recognized as one of Barron’s Top 1,000 Financial Advisors. For five consecutive years, she also has earned a place on Barron’s list of the Top 100 Women Financial Advisors. In addition, she is an active supporter and advisor of several nonprofits, including the Health and Educational Facilities Authority of St. Louis, Missouri.

The goal of Missouri’s Health and Educational Facilities Authority is to make health and educational services in Missouri more affordable by providing access to low-cost financing. The Authority seeks high-quality, readily available funding for initiatives such as the School District Advance Funding Program.

Since 1985, the School District Advance Funding Program has helped to provide Missouri school districts and community colleges with revenue to cover funding gaps that arise during the fiscal year. The structured financing program offers schools the advantage of low interest rates and shared costs of issuance. Participants also have the security of easy access to funds should an unforeseen budget deficit occur.