All posts by Mehgan Giammona

Beauty from Ashes

In April 2018, one of the main campus residential buildings (Parker Hall) was partly consumed by a fire caused by a tree falling on a nearby power line. Thankfully, there were no injuries, but much of the building’s contents were lost—and 125 students and staff members were suddenly displaced.

The following six months were a period of disruption and inconveniences, but we can now happily report that Parker Hall has been rebuilt and reopened, better than ever, with an autumn ribbon cutting.

The American Legends Tournament provides support for our school, inspiration for our students

In September 2019, some of the greatest living legends in American sports gathered at the Olde Farm course in Bristol for a very special charity golf event…benefiting Mountain Mission School’s Endowment Foundation.

Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Jerry West, Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, Gary Player, Lorena Ochoa, Lanny Wadkins, Betsy King and Tom Finchem were among the luminaries who turned out to play a round with donors in support of MMS.

What’s more, the event gave MMS students the remarkable opportunity to interact with these successful figures, many of whom took time to converse with and encourage our kids personally. We’re grateful for the attention these figures gave to our students, and for  the investment of their time in making the event such a high-profile success.

We’re also thankful for the benefit that the proceeds from the event will bring to our campus in the years ahead. Many of the funds raised will arrive in stages over the course of decades in the form of planned giving. Currently, the Endowment Foundation provides about 20% of the school’s annual operating budget.

We are very thankful for our faithful supporters who provide the remaining portion each year!