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Lake Junaluska Associates

Who are the Lake Junaluska Associates?

The Lake Junaluska Associates is an organization of individuals who love Lake Junaluska and want to serve in partnership with the Lake Junaluska Assembly.

The Junaluska Associates was formed in 1968 to assist Lake Junaluska in meeting its mission and ministry by recruiting 1,000 individuals to give $100.00 per year. It was the primary fund-raising arm of Lake Junaluska and effectively served that purpose for many years.

At its 2016 annual meeting, the Associates Board of Directors approved the concept of restructuring and revitalizing this important support arm of Lake Junaluska. The goal of revitalization is for the Associates to be more highly integrated into Lake Junaluska’s overall advancement efforts, to reduce duplication and to gain a much larger support base.

Today, the Junaluska Associates Council is led by chairperson Bernie Brown. The goals of the Associates are to:

  • Review and affirm the distribution of earnings from the Associates endowment and designated funds for capital improvement projects selected from the list approved by the Lake Junaluska Board of Trustees;
  • Partner with the Office of Development to promote planned gifts to Lake Junaluska;
  • Assist with fund-raising strategies and programs to promote and champion needed projects/programs;
  • Support an annual celebration, recognition and appreciation event - Associates Weekend;
  • Manage the annual selection of the “Chief Junaluska Award,” and assist in establishing additional awards recognition.

How Can I Become a Lake Junaluska Associate?

To be part of the Lake Junaluska Associates, an individual or household must give $250 annually to support Lake Junaluska. This does NOT have to be directed to capital giving or to a specific project. 

For more information or to join call 828-454-6725 or email

Ways to Give

  1. Make a Gift

Mail: Lake Junaluska Development Offi­ce
PO Box 67, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

Phone: 828-454-6749


Lake Junaluska Associates Weekend

An annual meeting to recognize outstanding members, celebrate projects from the previous year and discuss plans for the upcoming year.

2019 Tentative Schedule

August 2-4, 2019

Friday, August 2

9:30 a.m.      Associates Council Meeting
12 p.m.          Associates Council Lunch
2-5 p.m.       Registration, Bethea Welcome Center
7:30 p.m.      Lake Junaluska Singers Concert, Stuart Auditorium

Saturday, August 3

9:30 a.m.                              Brick Dedication Colonnade
10:15 a.m.                              Memorial Service/Annual Meeting
11 a.m.                                    Chief Junaluska Award Presentation
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.        Welcoming of new Chief Junaluska Recipient
5 p.m.                                    Annual Banquet “Gathering Time,” Lambuth Inn Lobby
5:30 p.m.                              Annual Banquet, Lambuth Inn Dining Room
7:30 p.m.                               Concert TBD

Sunday, August 4

10:45 a.m.                              Worship Service, Stuart Auditorium

2018 Associates Weekend Photos