ABIDING GIFTS: ABIDING PRESENCE
Sorrento Centre Annual Appeal
Sorrento Centre is a not-for-profit organization that operates as a year-round conference facility and retreat centre. Over 3,600 people shared the Sorrento Centre experience in 2016!
What we do
Our inter-generational program involves participants ranging in age from infants to 90-year-olds, and from as far away as the UK to those who live right here in Sorrento!
We offer course subjects as diverse as science and theology, climate change and food security, prayer, hiking, journaling, and the arts. In addition, we provide a rest and relaxation option along with creative worship, giving participants opportunities for learning, recreation, renewal, and faith formation.
The successful state of the nation
Sorrento Centre has a long and valued history as a place for sound faith formation, liberal Anglican theological/educational opportunities, creative and meaningful worship, and community.
We welcome groups from February to mid-December. Our beautiful surroundings, friendly hospitality, excellent meals, and clean residential rooms are the setting for meetings, retreats and privately run courses.
In 2016 Sorrento Centre welcomed over 53 different groups who used the site and facility as a conference centre with bookings up 20% over the previous year.
How Sorrento Centre is funded
The annual cost of running Sorrento Centre is $1,500,000.
Sorrento Centre depends upon the generosity of our associates, friends, and guests. Fee-based income accounts for 70% of operating expenses. As is the case for most not-for-profit organizations, the remainder of our income is from generous annual donations.
We are carefully managing our costs so that given the income from these two sources, our operations will be fully funded and needed facilities maintained and renewed.
Our hope is to receive an additional $175,000 annually in committed new donations through the Abiding Gifts: Abiding Presence annual campaign. These funds will assist in ensuring that our vital ministries of learning, healing and belonging continue and that Sorrento Centre sustains excellence in programming, hospitality, faith education, and youth leadership training and experience.
How you can be a contributing partner in our success:
- Abiding Gifts Abiding Presence brochure contains more detail about the Abiding Gifts, Abiding Presence campaign - view and/or download here » (opens in a new tab or window)
- Pledge Form - is a guide to various ways to arrange contributions and timing, as well as method of payment - view and/or download here » (opens in a new tab or window)
You may call our office: 250-675-2421 or 1-866-694-2409 (toll free) - we will be happy to help you set up a donation or annual pledge.
Thank you for your generous support and for your “abiding gifts and abiding presence” in the life of Sorrento Centre.