The Montreat Fund is the annual fund on which the ministry of Montreat is built. It comprises gifts from individuals, churches, and foundations that believe strongly in Montreat’s powerful mission and want to be a part of its fulfillment through annual giving. The Montreat Fund helps turn good programs and hospitality into life-changing Montreat experiences.
In 2015, the Montreat Fund comprised 12% of the conference center’s total operating budget. The larger the Montreat Fund becomes, the better the conference center can live out its core values of cultivating an abiding faith in Jesus Christ through personal and congregational spiritual renewal and growth; nurturing and preserving relationships; demonstrating intentional hospitality; caring for the natural treasure that is Montreat; fostering a safe place; and honoring continuing ties to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
What it Supports
With its annual budget, Montreat Conference Center annually hosts over 28,000 people seeking physical and spiritual renewal. The Montreat Fund helps the conference center host thousands of visitors, who come to enjoy the 2,500 acres of protected wilderness, hiking trails, campgrounds and other recreational activities including, boating on Lake Susan, wilderness experience and education, tennis courts, swimming pool, Clubs summer day camp for kids, adult summer club speaker series, the Currie Craft Center/Sally Jones Pottery and the Arts, Music and Theology program.
The Montreat Fund also helps fund over 40 conferences and programs, hundreds of group retreats and gatherings and an outstanding summer worship series led by nationally recognized preachers. The Montreat Fund covers maintenance costs for grounds and facilities including Assembly Inn, Anderson Auditorium, various lodges, and meeting and worship spaces.
Finally, the Montreat Fund supports many activities that nurture a rich community life such as Friday Night Barn Dances, Sunday evening hymn sings, volunteer opportunities and lots of social gatherings and special events year-round.
Be a part of the Montreat Fund
If you would like to be counted among those who make this beloved ministry possible each year, please consider becoming a Montreat Fund donor. Below are some options for giving, but any contribution is welcome, as we hope to grow not only by dollars but also by donors.
Ways to Support the Montreat Fund
- Give Online with credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) or eCheck
- By Check payable to “Montreat Conference Center” or “Mountain Retreat Association.” Mail to Montreat Conference Center, Development Office, PO Box 969, Montreat, NC 28757, or just stop by the development office in Freeland Hall
- By Electronic Funds Transfer by downloading a Bank Draft Authorization Form or calling the business office at 828-419-9819.
For questions or other ways to support Montreat, call Julie Lehman, Director of the Montreat Fund and Major Gifts, at 828.419.9806, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.