March 25, 2021

In 2021, our community came through for us!

Throughout this difficult time we have been grateful for your emotional and financial support. On so many levels, both have kept us going when we might otherwise have failed.

You can view or download our 2020 Donor Impact Report from the Friends of Menucha Foundation's website: https://www.friendsofmenuchafoundation.org/impactofyoursupport/

As of March, we're just $68,000 shy of meeting our goal for the Revive and Restore Menucha Campaign.

If you are looking for ways to support Menucha in 2021, thank you!

Here are a few ideas, and we would love to hear any you may have as well!

  • Consider additional giving. Whether a small monthly gift, a disbursement from a retirement account, a fundraiser on Facebook - we are grateful for gifts of any size!
  • Help spread the word about Menucha. Especially as we begin to re-start the engines, more guest groups knowing about us will help fill in the inevitable gaps on our calendar. And perhaps forgotten friends and supporters will be interested to know about your own connection to Menucha.
  • Sign Up to Volunteer. We have lots of projects around the property if you're close by and would like to help in this capacity. Our shoestring facilities staff would sure appreciate it!
  • Think about ways you can help safeguard the future of Menucha. Many of our supporters have reached out over the last year to ask about legacy gifts and how to include Menucha in their estate planning. As we think about the future generations who will need this special place, what a tremendous gift this kind of support would be for them!
  • Save the dates for our Summer Fair (Saturday, August 8)¬†and Fall Dinner (Sunday, September 12). While they may end looking a little different, we are excited at the idea of hosting our friends and community once again to support Menucha's mission to enrich lives.

Questions or Ideas? We encourage you to reach out to:


Menucha's mission is enriching lives through hospitality, learning, reflection, and renewal.

The Friends of Menucha Foundation is a volunteer organization dedicated to the financial support of Menucha Retreat & Conference Center. Since our formation in 2004, thousands of supporters have helped us fulfill our mission.

Our current Board Stewards are:

  • Susan Hedlund, Chair
  • Erich Merrill, Secretary
  • Derek Foote, Treasurer
  • Rick Lee
  • Gerry Foote
  • Kristin Solomon

The Menucha staff who work directly with Friends of Menucha are:

  • Spencer Parks, Executive Director
  • Donna Leamy, Office Manager
  • Cloie Cohen, Development Director