Montreat College announced today that it has completed the repair, modernization, and refurbishment of the only elevator in Anderson Hall, the college’s largest residence hall. The $100,000 modernization was made possible in part by a $50,000 grant from the Cannon Foundation, as well as gifts from other generous donors.

Anderson Hall, the largest residence hall on the Montreat College campus, was built in 1968 and completed Phase 1 of a comprehensive renovation project in 2014. While most of the major renovations—a new roof, building wide ventilation improvements, and remodeled and upgraded rooms—were completed during the $2 million Phase 1, a few projects remained unfinished. The repair, modernization, and refurbishment of the Anderson Hall elevator that was completed this summer was dubbed Phase 2. Phase 3 renovations will include additional upgrades for the kitchen and lobby, including landscaping and lobby windows.

“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.