Letter from Alumni Board President

Willie Mangum ’88
Alumni Board President

Dear Alumni,

Last month we held our spring Alumni Board Meeting and our second web-based Alumni Association Town Hall. During our meeting, the Board affirmed our support of the faculty, staff, and students as they pursue a sustainable, vibrant, and growing community dedicated to excellence in every educational endeavor. Our desire is that Montreat continue to the glory of Christ and the advance of His Kingdom.

We are committed to doing everything within our means to ensure that Montreat College continues its mission of releasing lifelong ambassadors of transformation, reconciliation, and renewal. As alumni, we are united in our passion for the heart of Montreat College, which is summed up in one word: transformation!

We also learned that many facilities on campus have immediate needs affecting students – roofs in need of replacement, dying boilers, plumbing issues, and windows to improve energy efficiency (and comfort).  As part of our commitment to stand with the college, the Alumni Board accepted an Alumni Million Dollar Challenge issued by Dr. Marshall Flowers on behalf of the college leadership.

The Alumni Board asks that alumni join with us in this challenge to give sacrificially and raise $1 million toward these and other prioritized capital projects. The Board will work closely with the facilities staff and the administration to set these priorities.

Some of these projects can be started immediately if we have commitments by June 30!  To reach our goal, we need monthly gifts at the levels shown on the pyramid here.

Even better, our gifts will be matched to help current students through the Keystone Scholarship fund!  Between now and June 30, the Morgan Family Foundation will match gifts to the Alumni Challenge with a gift to the Keystone Scholarship, so your gift will provide for both a critical facilities project and for much-needed student scholarships.

Prayerfully consider joining the Alumni Board in this challenge.  We look forward to partnering with you to advance our beloved alma mater!

Grace and Peace,






Willie Mangum Jr. ’88
Alumni Board President