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  • by kathy
  • · September 6, 2019

A CAMPAIGN OF GRATITUDE … 24 days remaining!

Update:  As as we head into the home stretch of our Campaign of Gratitude, we have reached just under 30% of our $30,000 goal.  Now is the time to help fulfill of our pledge to the Rempel legacy.   We need your help to meet the $30,000 goal by September 30th to receive the 100% matching fund pledge dollars.

Highlight: One of Shadowcliff’s five core values focuses on Community, and along with many generous individual gifts, communities within Shadowcliff have come together to support this future work as well.  In one of our recent updates, we highlighted the incredible generosity of the 2019 seasonal staff. Today, we continue by highlighting a community whose relationship with Shadowcliff began almost 50 years ago!  Ecumenikos, formed in 1972 in Kansas City, was a five denomination sponsored church. Shadowcliff board member and one the organizers of Ecumenikos, Terry Woodbury, explains, “In our early years, Ecumenikos was shaped by Shadowcliff;  and across more than 4 decades, the spirit and energy of ecumenikos has had an enormous impact on Shadowcliff as well.” After 25 years, Ecumenikos disbursed its membership. Today, as a part of the Campaign of Gratitude, Terry initiated a “virtual reunion” of Ecumenikos members from which many stories are being shared, including these:

From former Ecumenikos member, John:   My family held a reunion at Shadowcliff in 2016 and Steve, a virtual member of the our family, made our stay a great joy. Therefore, in memory of Steve Petrehn, and all that he meant to Shadowcliff and all who knew him, I am donating to the Campaign of Gratitude.
From former Ecumenikos member, Jim:  As a kid, Shadowcliff was always my favorite vacation.  While I loved the activities in Grand Lake (Horseback riding, eating ice cream…, miniature golfing . . )  it was the community meals and time spent together at Shadowcliff that made it all so special.   I remember multiple play re – enactments for an appreciative adult audience, playing games in the main lodge, hiking and gatherings and . . .  just having the space and time to BE with the people I loved and that loved me.  
As an adult I am drawn back to Shadowcliff every time I am near the area — even if just to hike up from town and lay eyes on the main lodge.  It IS a magic place — and I have been lucky to get to share it with my wife and kids.  I feel very grateful for the chance to help make sure it can be around for my future grandkids to experience (even if only in a small way). 


Remember:  Each dollar given to the “Campaign of Gratitude” will be matched if we reach our goal by September 30th!

Learn more about the campaign here!

Donate now!  (by September 30th for a 100% match — dollar for dollar)