There was a time when families who were establishing private foundations rarely thought about an end to the foundation. They assumed what they had created would last (as intended) in perpetuity
Welcome to The Gathering. We are a group of individuals, families and foundations interested in Christian philanthropy. We serve as a resource to you, as well as a source of spiritual encouragement and a sounding board of peers.
In 1985, five people met for the first time in Arlington, Virginia, with a very simple agenda.
They were all engaged in Christian philanthropy and wanted to create a group of like-minded individuals to serve as a resource, a source of spiritual encouragement and a sounding board of peers. They wanted to set aside a time each year to find a safe, neutral place to relax, talk and learn – and to hopefully bring their families. And so The Gathering began.
The mission and purpose of The Gathering has now grown to include our annual conference of a few hundred people across multiple generations, as well as regional get-togethers and ministry trips throughout the year.