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Description of The Renewal Center of the South, Inc. And Its Fundraising Goals

The Renewal Center of the South, Inc., is a nonprofit corporation, incorporated under the laws of North Carolina, to create, build, and operate a spiritual retreat (renewal) center in North Carolina for member of twelve-step fellowships.

The Center is exempt from income tax under Section 501c(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code and comparable state law and is not a private foundation, RCS is, of course, not affiliated with or endorsed by any 12 step fellowship.

A Board of Directors is responsible for the management of the corporation.
The RCS mailing list is held confidential and is not shared with any other organization.

RCS has created and now operates a beautiful and peaceful residential center where members of twelve-step fellowships may come for sharing, learning, recreation, and fellowship. We seek to provide an environment of hospitality and serenity where 12-step spirituality can be renewed in an individualized and largely self-directed way. Three to four hours daily of structured presentations on the twelve steps and related spirituality topics, as well as opportunities for confidential group and one-on-one sharing, are also made available. RCS arranges fifth steps, as requested. Recreational opportunities and audio-visual resources are available.

Our goal is to provide a place where guests may explore personal spiritual renewal issues and enjoy our relaxed atmosphere and twelve step hospitality. RCS does not offer professional counseling or therapy of any kind. Our focus is on spiritual growth through the twelve steps.

Building and equipping our center has been funded by our Capital Campaign. Surplus fund will be accumulated in a prudent reserve, the income from which (and if necessary, the principal or which) may be used to argument cash flow. The on-going operation of RCS is financed by fees from guests and continuing charitable contributions from friends. Significant charitable gifts are needed annually to subsidize our operation so fees from guests can be kept to low. Any revenues in excess of expenses with be added to the prudent reserve, which is invested in liquid income-producing securities. As an important part of our long-term financial plan, RCS will also seek to build a permanent endowment to help support the long term growth and financial stability of RCS.

Contributions to RCS are federally tax-deductible as provided in section 170 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, within any limitations prescribed by the law, which may apply, to the donor.

All contributions are considered available for unrestricted use, unless specifically restricted by the donor. Under an amendment to the RCS Articles of Incorporation required by the IRS for tax-exemption, in the event of the dissolution of the corporation, any assets remaining must be distributed for a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt purpose, or to a governmental body, and could not be refunded to contributors.

RCS Board of Directors

  • Steven H. Grambow, PhD, Chairman, Durham, NC
  • Harold Pearson,Rockingham, NC
  • Wayne L. Stutts, Greensboro, NC
  • Wayne C. Smith, Greensboro, NC
  • Kevin Norris, Hickory, NC
  •  Don Comer, USMC, Retired, Burlington, NC

RCS Advisory Board

  • Barbara Anderson
  • Dick Anderson
  • Terrence Bogard
  • Claire Broyhill
  • Jayne Brown
  • Doris Cromartie
  • John Fitzgerald
  • Hans Himler
  • Jamie H. Norton
  • H. Hall Powell
  • Linnea Smith, MD
  • Wayne L. Stutts
  • Gaines Steer
  • Kathryn V. Sell
  • Robert D. Cook
  • Livvie Vann
  • Hal Durham
  • Fred Gallagher
  • Robert Goodale
  • Hugh Grigereit
  • Robert Hanlon, SJ
  • Carl Hoffman, MD
  • Earlie Jones
  • Robert Vanderberry MD
  • Ed Ward
  • Fred Wilson
  • Mary Kelly
  • Hank Marsh
  • Tommie F. Lauer, MD
  • Jerry Leonard
  • David Lloyd
  • R.D. Love
  • Charles Odell
  • Camilla Phillips
  • Jonnie McLeod, MD
  • Omar Manejwala, MD
  • C. Elizabeth Manley, RNCS
  • Wilkie Melton
  • Dennis Nance