The Importance of Membership

The soul of the HTCSCI is its membership – individuals, couples and families, who, year after year, make a commitment to support the organization. Their contributions of time, knowledge and financial resources help the temple fulfill its mission of serving the community and promoting the Hindu way of life. Becoming a member signals an affirmation of these ideals. The temple welcomes members from all segments of society, regardless of race, color, sex, religious affiliation, national origin, ethnic background, age, marital status, handicap, veteran status or sexual orientation. The only expectation from those interested in becoming members is a respect for Hindu philosophy and the Hindu way of life. The Maha Saraswathi Hindu Temple is a house of God, and its doors are open to everyone. Without sustained support from a broad-based membership, however, it’s hard to imagine that those doors would be open at all.

Become a Member

The Membership form is available below and at the Temple desk. Please submit your membership application and membership dues to the Hindu Temple. The Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Central Illinois have grown to be the heart of the Indian community in Champaign Urbana. Become a member and take advantage of all the benefits the temple provides. Engage and immerse yourself in the richness and beauty of this culture and impart this heritage to your children as your most valuable legacy. Keep alive the religious and spiritual aspects of your life to find peace and fulfillment. Make new friends, find joy in community service and enrich your life in the process.

Become a member today! Membership Application Form


Membership Categories
No. Type Donation
1 Emerald $200,000 and above
2 Grand Platinum $150,000 and $199,999
3 Platinum $100,000 and $149,999
4 Grand Benefactor $50,000 and $99,999
5 Grand Benefactor $50,000 and above
6 Benefactor $20,000 – $49,999
7 Patron $10,000 – $19,999
8 Gold $5,000 – $9,999
9 Life $2,000 – $4,999
10 Annual $200 Per Year
11 Student $25 Per Year