Volume 12 | December 10, 2018
Mountain Matters Holiday Greetings
Thanks to you, The Mountain will be healthy and flourishing for its 40th anniversary year in 2019. This Mountain Matters will share a holiday greeting from The Mountain, some Thanksgiving Weekend photos, and ways you can make more progress possible through your year-end gifts.
Happy Holidays from The Mountain Staff & Volunteers
Click HERE for the Video Greeting!
Our staff and volunteers living onsite or around the area gathered for our annual holiday party last week. We are fortunate to have such a spirited, hard-working, and dedicated group of co-workers, and it was fun to celebrate together. We send Holiday Greetings from The Mountain and wish you all good things for the new year. Thank you for being a part of the Mountain Community!
Thank you For These Successes!
Thanks to all who generously donated to the Spirit of The Mountain silent auction and #GivingTuesday appeal! To date we have received nearly $5,000 in auction proceeds and $5,675 for Giving Tuesday week donations, along with another $5,000 matched through our Thanksgiving Matching Challenge.

YOU truly are the heart of The Mountain, and we are grateful for your support!
And, the good news is, there is still time for you to help us reach our ambitious annual funding goal of $260,000. Thank you!

Annuit Coeptis--from the Latin meaning the affirmation of undertakings and beginnings.
Donating Through Your IRA
As many of you may be aware starting in the 2018 Tax Year (this year!), giving to charities and The Mountain may not provide a tax deduction as before....If you are over 70 1/2 and taking the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)--the amount you must take from your Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) each year may be gifted to The Mountain and other charitable organizations.
Scenes of our 40th Thanksgiving Weekend!
Looking for a great retreat to participate in next year?? Check them out online at RETREATS .
The Mountain Retreat & Learning Center | (828) 526-5838 [email protected] | www.themountainrlc.org