Together We Rise

Together We Rise

Elevating the Student Experience

Mars Hill University’s Together We Rise campaign will create a modern new space that will inspire moments of connection and reflection. It will be a place where friends meet and work and relax and experience life together, creating lasting memories at Mars Hill University.

$1 Million Challenge Underway


Giving by Mail
You may send gifts to: Office for Institutional Advancement, Mars Hill University, P.O. Box 336, Mars Hill, NC 28754.

Giving by Phone
If you would like to speak to a staff member about a gift, please call (828) 689-1102, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. If these times are not convenient, please leave us a message and we will be glad to return your call when it is convenient for you.

New Campus Center and Campus Beautification

As we hear frequently from President Tony Floyd: Mars Hill University is rising. There’s an air of excitement and growth, a sense of campus energy and momentum that we want to accelerate even further. A range of physical campus enhancements are already under way that will improve an already beautiful campus. But we’re not stopping there. Hence, the Together We Rise Campaign

A new Campus Center, designed through the lens of the student experience, serves as the hub of our vision. This stunning, modern facility, will result in enriching the student experience through a new Fitness Center, new food options, community and gathering spaces, and ease of access to services such as Student Life, Career Development, Campus Ministry, and Financial Aid.

Further reshaping of our campus will include the addition of beautiful new terraces, updated landscaping, patios and plazas linked by attractive walkways connecting the historic parts of campus to the new. These efforts will achieve more than just improving the view. They will expand the overall experience at Mars Hill in a way that will drive increased student recruitment and retention and make even the everyday practice of being on campus more positive and pleasant for students, faculty, staff and visitors alike.

The Together We Rise Campaign will result in this new Campus Center and enhancements to the Lunsford Commons (Quad). We invite you to make a campaign gift today!

Why Give

Augusta Gladding


“As a native of Mars Hill, I could not wait to participate in college life. When I finally could, I was not disappointed! I am proud to support a campaign which offers to enhance the spirit of the Mars Hill University experience for future generations.”

Augusta J. Gladding ’82

Brian Danforth“I’ve always believed that authentic philanthropy stems from supporting the causes that you are most passionate about and that provide impactful change. I chose to support the Together We Rise campaign because of my passion for supporting students, programs, and faculty at Mars Hill University. Supporting the university with my time and treasure is the way that I choose to give back to a school that impacted me in so many positive ways. I will always support Mars Hill University!”

Brian Danforth ’06

Campaign goals and opportunities to participate

This capital campaign to deeply renovate our campus has set an ambitious goal of raising $24 million toward the overall project cost of $29.1 million. This will only be possible with the ongoing support of supporters like you who share our vision for Mars Hill University. Support can come in many forms, including:

  • Cash
  • Marketable securities or mutual funds
  • Gifts of insurance
  • Gifts of real estate

Commitments may be made over a two- or three-year period.