Founding Member of Iona - New World Foundation Dies
Mason Wilson was one of the founding members of the Iona Communities New World Foundation, and President of the Foundations Board of Trustees for may years. We recently learned that Mason died on December 22, 2013.
We know that you will join us in giving thanks for his life and witness and that God's special presence will abide with his wife, Prue, his family and loved ones as they mourn the loss of his presence in their lives.
The Iona Community New World Foundation
The Iona Community New World Foundation was established in February, 1978 to serve as a channel of information about the Iona Community in the United States and to answer the expressed desire of many Americans to assist materially in supporting the Iona Community's work and programs.
You may support the Iona Community and its work in the following way. United States citizens, residents, and corporations may obtain income tax deductions for their contributions, within the terms of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, by sending checks to the order of the Iona Community New World Foundation, Inc. in the care of Kirkridge, 2495 Fox Gap Rd,Bangor PA18013
American visitors at the Abbey may leave checks in the office to be forwarded on to the Treasurer. This foundation has been held by the IRS to be a tax exempt charity, and all funds collected are for the work of the Iona Community. A receipt as required by the IRS will be sent to each donor.
One way that the Foundation will aid the community is by contributing to its subsidy fund so that unemployed persons and those on low incomes or pensions will be able to stay in the Abbey or the MacLeod Center for conferences and meetings of all kinds. Legacies and bequests are welcome as well as in memoriam donations. If you would like to place the Foundation in your will, you may write to the Treasurer for further information.
You may enroll as an Associate of the Iona Community by downloading and filling out the form available on this site. click here Associates commit themselves to daily prayer for the Members of the Community. You may also enroll as Friend of the Community which means you make an annul gift and using the form available on this site. click here.
2013 Annual Meeting of the Iona Community, New World Foundation
The Annual meeting of the Iona Community New World Foundation was held at Kirkridge Conference Center on October 9th. The minutes of that meeting are attached. Click here to download and read minutes
Courage, Faith and Cheerfulness
'Courage, Faith and Cheerfulness'. 75th and 1450th: is about the meeting of Columba and George MacLeod, who trod the same ground, as it were: They were both damaged by warfare; their visions arouse as a response to its destructiveness; they both arrived on Iona in mid-life (more or less aged 42 - read more
Iona Community New World Foundation Board
and Kirkridge Retreat Center Partner to Provide Administrative Services to IONA-NWF
Iona - NWF has entered into a formal agreement with Kirkridge Conferencee Center in Bangor, PA, that enables them to:
- provide administrative support for the NWF Board and office bearers
- ease communication with US Associates and Friends
- enable easier compliance with IRS regulations
- further the proposal to hold an annual Iona Community Associates Event at Kirkridge (it is planned that as many as four events might be held there using Iona Community leaders).
Click here for details of the meeting