Our Top Annual Giving Priority

The Montreat Fund sustains the mission and ministry of the conference center through collective, unrestricted, annual support. This is our top philanthropic priority every year, as these gifts make the Montreat experience possible. These funds provide the flexibility to undertake strategic opportunities while also answering our immediate needs.

Gifts to the Montreat Fund represent 12% of our operating budget and have a direct bearing on our ability to:

  • Feature insightful speakers for conferences and talented preachers for worship.
  • Maintain lodges and facilities and provide a safe and welcoming environment for guests.
  • Offer recreational activities like boating, hiking, Clubs, crafts and pottery, and barn dances.

The conference center relies on widespread support from individuals, churches, businesses, and foundations to reach our Montreat Fund goal each year.

Partner with us and make your gift today!

Make a Gift to the
Montreat Fund

Montreat's fiscal year runs from May 1 through April 30. Montreat Fund gifts must be received by April 30 to count toward the current fiscal year.

I love how Montreat brings friends and family together across time and geography. It's a delight to see my children enjoying the same things I did when I was their age—rock hopping, building dams in the creek, hiking, Clubs, and Sunday worship in Anderson. My husband, Morrow, and I give so that our grandchildren and great-grandchildren will one day be able to enjoy these same ‘uniquely Montreat’ experiences."
Lake Waterstradt Bailey, Montreat Fund Patron

If you have questions about the Montreat Fund, contact:
Julie Lehman
Director of the Montreat Fund and Major Gifts