MONTREAT, NC – Montreat Conference Center held a reception in Anderson Auditorium to celebrate the successful conclusion of its comprehensive fundraising campaign.
The Building On The Tradition campaign ran from May 2011 through April of 2017 and received $18.1 million dollars in commitments, $1.1 million over its projected target. Over 2,500 people from forty-three states and two Canadian provinces contributed to this campaign, as did 209 churches and presbyteries.
Richard DuBose, president of the conference center, had this to say about the completion of the campaign:
“This campaign has been transformational for our ministry and mission. The generous response speaks to the importance of Montreat to so many people down through the years, and to its future importance as well.”
Of these gifts, $8.75 million went to capital projects around the campus of Montreat Conference Center, the largest of which were significant renovations to two of its most important buildings, Assembly Inn and Anderson Auditorium. The Assembly Inn has thousands of overnight guests each year and has experienced a steady increase in use since renovations were completed in 2014. Improvements to Anderson Auditorium, which has been a venue for preachers like Billy Graham, Martin Luther King Jr., and John Lewis, included new windows and audio/visual enhancements.
Montreat Conference Center is visited by thousands of people each year who come for retreats, to participate in conferences or events, and to enjoy the many recreational opportunities that Western North Carolina has to offer. The conference center is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and routinely hosts people from many backgrounds and religious affiliations. All are welcome here. Find out more at www.montreat.org.