- AccountingAccounting Manager
Shelley has been training under the guidance of Marco Noailles to become the next treasurer of Khyentse Foundation. The accounting team provides bookkeeping and accounting for KF to ensure that every offering is properly accounted for, from the time it;s received from the donor until it’s given to the grant or scholarship recipient.
Shelley met Rinpoche in San Francisco in 2002. He received a Khyentse Foundation practice scholarship to complete a 3-year retreat at Vajradhara Gonpa in Kyogle, Australia, from 2005 to 2008. He began volunteering for the KF accounting team in 2011, helping at first with accounting and database support for 84000. After going on pilgrimage to the four holy places in 2018, Shelley and his wife Laura and son Obama volunteered at Sea to Sky Retreat Centre in Whistler, Canada for 2 years. He currently lives in Durham, North Carolina, where he is studying accounting and finance.
I am forever grateful to Rinpoche, Khyentse Foundation and all the donors who generously helped support my time in retreat. It is a great honor and privilege to help lead the KF accounting team into the next generation. I feel so inspired by the generosity and devotion of the KF donors and the amazing work to support and strengthen the Buddhadharma being accomplished by all the KF scholarship and grant award recipients throughout the world.