Cedarkirk’s Capital Campaign

Setting a place for all.

Sharing meals together is a fundamental way of including and caring for one another: in fellowship and in the formation of community. The table is often at the heart of our giving thanks, and is a reminder of the Lord’s table.

Cedarkirk’s beloved dining hall has served us admirably for five decades, but it limits the number of guests and the manner in which they can be served. We have outgrown it! With our guest use increasing every year, the current dining hall constrains the ministry of hospitality that has been enjoyed at Cedarkirk for the last 51 years.  To address these challenges and better minister to those we serve, we are committed to this capital fundraising campaign.


This 4 million dollar capital campaign focuses on improving the accessibility of our buildings and expanding our facilities so that we may better minister to those we serve. As we consider the long-term success of our ministry, it will enable us to continue the privilege of blessing the lives of so many children, youth, and adults.

We invite you to consider partnering with Cedarkirk in our effort to strengthen this unique ministry. This campaign includes the opportunity to give at many levels. You may give a one-time contribution, but you may also consider making a financial commitment over three years. Such a pledge allows one to spread out a gift over several years of support. In lieu of cash gifts, Cedarkirk can also receive some non-cash assets such as stock, investments, legacy gifts, digital currencies, etc.

In addition to your consideration of a financial gift, please let us know if there are fellow friends of Cedarkirk who might be interested in learning more about this campaign and its giving opportunities. As always, thank you for your support and prayers for Cedarkirk’s ministry. For more information about Cedarkirk’s Capital Campaign, please contact Matt Shick, Executive Director at: matt@cedarkirk.org.

You can also make your gift online today!


  • The current dining hall (Cedar Lodge) presents challenging access for persons with mobility issues.
  • Existing dining facilities can no longer accommodate the increasing demand.
  • Meeting space is extremely limited for programmatic and guest use.


  • New single-level dining hall (with 250 seat capacity).
  • Centralized office and administrative space.
  • Renovations to Cedar Lodge for enhanced meeting spaces.


There are a variety of unique efforts underway to help this campaign surpass its goals.  There are naming opportunities for buildings, rooms, rocking chairs, benches, and even bricks in the new walkway leading to the dining hall.

Donor Recognition

All donors who make a gift to the capital campaign (except those who wish to remain anonymous) will be recognized on a donor recognition wall, prominently located near the entrance of the new dining facility.  Specific gift amounts will not be indicated.
There are six opportunities to sponsor specific areas around the Cedarkirk campus during this campaign. These sponsorships will be acknowledged through plaques in the corresponding area.  The plaque design will match other signage in the buildings and will read “This space made possible through the generous donation of…” or “This space is dedicated to the memory of…” or similar language, by mutual agreement of the Cedarkirk board and the donor.

Naming Opportunities

Dining Facility $1,000,000
NEW Retreat Cottage $500,000
EXISTING Retreat Cottage (Hickory) $250,000
Welcome Area/Lobby $100,000
Administrative Wing $100,000
Meeting Rooms (3) $50,000

The A.T. & Doris Brown Initiative

Founding Director AT and Doris Brown played key roles in establishing and developing this special place apart and unique ministry.  In their 20 years of service at Cedarkirk, they touched the lives of so many children, youth, and adults and had a profound impact.  In order to highlight the work of these special people, we are hoping to raise $1,000,000 in their honor and to name the new dining hall on their behalf.  Our goal is recognize 1,000 donations of $1,000 or more.  Gifts made to the campaign can be designated to the Brown Initiative.

Honor a family member or friend with a Rocking Chair on the new Dining Hall porch, special Garden Bench, or a customized brick on our new walkway!

Rocking Chairs and Benches

A visit to Cedarkirk just isn’t complete without a rest in one of our rocking chairs. As we make plans for the new Dining Hall, one of the key features will be the front and back porches adorned with welcoming rocking chairs.

Similarly, Cedarkirk’s grounds provide ample opportunities for folks to enjoy the gift and beauty of God’s creation. We are planning to place new garden benches in scenic locations for you, your family, and many others to enjoy.

We invite you to help furnish these new areas with a rocking chair ($1,500) or bench ($2,500) given in honor or memory of a special person. Each bench and rocking chair will have a personalized plaque placed on it. The benches and chairs are made of Polywood and will not rot or corrode. Please help us set a place for all as we make this new dining hall a reality.

Cedarkirk’s Brick Walkway Initiative

The purchase of a brick will help us raise the funds needed to construct Cedarkirk’s new dining facilities and administrative offices, renovate Cedar Lodge, and build the next adult friendly retreat cottage. These bricks will comprise the walkway leading to the entrance of the new dining hall.

We invite you to partner with Cedarkirk in this unique effort and leave your mark for generations to come. Bricks can be made in memory or honor of family and friends. There is also an option on the 12”x12” paver to include the logo of a business, organization, or church.

Customize a brick to leave your legacy today and for future generations. Explore the options below and select how you’d like to celebrate the importance of this place. You can order a brick online here or you can send in the complete form from this flyer.

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