New Conference Center receives another $100,000 donation


The South Georgia Conference’s effort to build a new Conference Center on the grounds of Wesleyan College in Macon has been given another boost with its second major gift in three months.

At a recent New Conference Center Task Force meeting, held Oct. 2, Dr. Hal Brady, chair of the Conference Center Task Force, announced that a second anonymous donor has given a $100,000 gift towards building the new Conference Center.

“We celebrate this gift and are grateful to the donor and the generosity that motivates us to keep moving toward achieving our goal,” said South Georgia Bishop R. Lawson Bryan. 

The previous $100,000 donation, given in August, enabled the Conference to receive a “challenge gift” of $100,000 and brings the amount needed to complete the project to $100,000. 

Members of the New Conference Center Task Force recognize that the timing of the project is impacted by General Conference 2020 but believe that they will be able to move forward with plans more quickly and with more clarity once General Conference has concluded. The General Conference Session is set for May 5-15, 2020.

“Whatever the outcome of General Conference, there will still be a need for this office center in South Georgia,” said Dr. Derek McAleer, Director of Administrative Services. “We thank everyone who has contributed to this project and celebrate this most recent gift.” 

Gifts can be sent to Dr. McAleer, PO Box 13145, Macon, GA 31208, payable to the South Georgia Conference.

“This is the perfect time to be Alive Together in raising the final $100,000 that is needed,” Bishop Bryan said. “Let us move forward Alive Together in Witness!”