Donor Appreciation & Recognition

2018 Annual Report and Donor Recognition

Click HERE for the 2018 Annual Report

Click HERE for the list of 2018 Donors
Click HERE for the list of our Vision Holder Donors



Click this image to read our Annual Report–note corrected page links below


We are always happy to recognize the many generous and dedicated people who contribute their time, talent and treasury to The Mountain.  As a nonprofit, The Mountain relies on the generosity of our supporters to further our Mission.

Contributions represented over 30% of The Mountain’s total annual funding in 2017 and are vital to our programming and operations.

Our Mission

The Mountain enriches lives,
fosters an appreciation of the natural world,
honors the interconnectedness of all things, and
inspires people to build inclusive, meaningful, sustainable communities throughout their lives.




CORRECTED Vision Holders 2017



Contributing Organizations  

Endowment Fund Supports Mountain Projects

Fulfilling the Mountain Endowment Fund purpose of supporting Mountain projects, a distribution in 2015 was made to the purchase chairs for the Tree House and Commons.  In 2016, after reviewing projects identified by Mountain staff, the Endowment Board made a donation of $1,560 to The Mountain toward the purchases of new Corelle dishes for the dining hall and mattresses for the lodge.  In 2017, the Endowment Board made the choice to support The Mountain’s plans for renewable energy projects. This year, the Endowment donation has been used for our accessibility improvements, such as automatic door openers for the Lodge, Dining Hall, Tree House and Lower Recreation Hall.

Thank you to the following community and corporate organizations for their funding support and matching contributions:

  • Mountain Findings Thrift Store in Highlands, NC for their generous contribution to our MountainCamps program for camperships.
  • Bank of America Matching Gifts Program  for their employees making donations to The Mountain.
  • Amazon Smile enables online customers to make donations to “Mountain Retreat & Learning Center Inc” as a registered charitable organization.
  • eBay Giving Works makes charitable gifts via PayPal and Mission Fish when you make purchases through the eBay for Charity program.
  • Giving Assistant provides a means to donate to The Mountain while you shop online.
  • Benevity–Hundreds of companies–like Coca Cola, Google, and ADP–choose Benevity to make a charitable impact. The Mountain is a registered recipient.

Contributing Congregations

In addition to volunteer service, a number of Unitarian Universalist congregations make contributions to The Mountain through their shared offering programs, special collections, and annual budgets.

We are proud to count you as one of our donors! We publish our donor recognition lists on the website and in various publications during the year unless we hear otherwise. Please contact our Development office if you would prefer that your donation NOT be publicly recognized.

The Mountain’s Development staff strives to uphold the Association of Fundraising Professionals Donor Bill of Rights.