Montreat College announced today that it received a $50,000 grant from The Cannon Foundation towards the ongoing renovation of Anderson Hall.

Anderson Hall, the largest residence hall on the Montreat College campus, was built in 1968 and recently completed Phase 1 of a comprehensive renovation project. While most of the major renovations—a new roof, building wide ventilation improvements, remodeled and upgraded rooms, new parking lot asphalt—were completed during the $2 million Phase 1, a few projects remain unfinished. Phase 2 renovations include the repair, modernization, and refurbishment of the only elevator in Anderson Hall. Phase 3 renovations include additional upgrades for the lobby: HVAC, a new rock façade, landscaping, and windows. The Cannon Foundation grant will cover $50,000 of the estimated $166,446 cost for the Phase 2 elevator renovations. The college is still soliciting the remaining funds for the completion of Phases 2 and 3 of the Anderson Hall renovations.

“We are very grateful to The Cannon Foundation for their generous grant toward this project,” said Montreat College Vice President for Advancement Alex Miller. “Keeping our student housing facilities up-to-date is a top financial priority for the college, and these kinds of grants make it possible for us to do so.”

The Cannon Foundation, Inc. is part of the philanthropic legacy of Charles A. Cannon, an industrialist and humanitarian who was president and chairman of Cannon Mills Company for more than half a century. The Foundation continues Mr. Cannon’s philanthropy through funding in healthcare, higher education, human services, and community, predominantly in North Carolina.