The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation of Richmond has given the Shout It From the Mountain Capital Campaign for the Shrine Mont Camps a one-to-one challenge grant of $50,000 to help the campaign reach its stretch goal of $2.5 million.
The Rt. Rev. Shannon Johnston stated, "We are deeply appreciative of this generous grant and it comes at a perfect time to help Shrine Mont and the Diocese achieve everything we want from the campaign to ensure that what is perhaps the signature ministry of our Diocese can really thrive. Our Shrine Mont camping programs are among the best in the Episcopal Church and this campaign will ensure this is the case for generations to come. I am confident this grant will inspire many to make a generous contribution to the campaign."
To date the Shout It From the Mountain campaign, a partnership between Shrine Mont and the Diocese, has raised just over $2,214,000. Half of the funds raised will go to scholarship endowment so any child is able to attend a camp regardless of their financial situation. The other half of the funds will be used to renovate the Shrine Mont Camp facilities and assure their perpetual care.