The Montreat Fund

Our Top Annual Giving Priority

The Montreat Fund sustains the mission and ministry of the conference center through collective, unrestricted, annual support. Due to the unprecedented program disruptions during the fiscal year 2020-2021, the Montreat Fund accounted for 26% of the total operating budget. Generous gifts continue to ensure that Montreat is able to carry out its work and respond with flexibility during ever-changing times. Donors to the Montreat Fund make the Montreat experience possible!

Gifts to the Montreat Fund typically represent 13% 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. See below for our different giving levels and details about our annual Patrons Reception. Montreat's fiscal year runs from May 1 through April 30.

Partner with us and make your gift today!

Annual Report Cover

Click above to view a copy of our Annual Report from 2020-2021.


Make a Gift Online Today
For other ways to give such as by check, over the phone, or by stock transfer visit our Ways to Give page.

If you have questions about the Montreat Fund, contact:
Julie Lehman
Director of the Montreat Fund and Major Gifts
828.419.9806Email


Montreat Office of Development Summer Event Schedule

The Montreat Fund Patrons Reception and Gateway Society Reception
will have invitations sent out ahead of time with more details and RSVPs.

Thursdays, TBD: The Sitting Duck in The Huckleberry - will begin when renovations are completed

Sunday, July 3: Summer Staff Alumni Reunion - visit our SSA page for more info

Monday, July 4: Fourth of July Activities including Pops on Moore Center Field

Saturday, July 16: Montreat Fund Patrons Reception - Food Trucks on Moore Center Field

Saturday, August 6: Montreat Fund Gateway Society Reception - Wine and Cheese in Upper Anderson


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