Donate to Help Preserve History

Public use of the Wasatch Mountain Club Lodge pays for day-to-day Lodge operation but doesn't meet the costs of long-term maintenance and improvement. Donations of money and labor are essential for preservation of this historically significant structure.

$50 donation
  • Buy supplies for yearly paint touchup
  • Aquire landscaping supplies
  • Contribute to yearly water system maintenance
  • Provide lunches for volunteer workers
  • Improve upstairs dormitories
  • Improve the rock walls
  • Improve the main access trail
  • Improve main room structural connections
  • Improve ventilation systems for bathrooms
$500 donation
  • Add concrete porch, steps, and ramp
  • Partition upstairs dormitories for privacy
  • Add storm windows to decrease heat loss
  • Install screens in the upstairs windows
$ donation
  • Refinish logs of the main room
  • Install new hardwood flooring
  • Improve the heating system
  • Update kitchen cabinets & appliances

Make a Lasting Impact

If you'd like to arrange a perpetual or lifetime donation, click to email President Renae Olsen or contact her by phone at (385) 315-6917. All donations to the Wasatch Mountain Club Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax-deductible.

Donate Today

Donate directly by PayPal by clicking one of the links above, or send a check in any amount to the Wasatch Mountain Club Foundation, 1390 South 1100 East, Suite 103, Salt Lake City, UT 84105-2462. Donations to the Foundation are tax–deductible under IRS regulations.

Donate Your Time and Supplies

 Donate Your Time or Supplies

The Wasatch Mountain Club Foundation is an entirely volunteer organization. You can help the Foundation with its goal of preserving the historic Wasatch Mountain Club Lodge by donating physical labor and administrative assistance or supplies and materials.

Do you have unwanted maintenance supplies or other items that may be of use to the Lodge? Let us know! Material donations are welcome.

To learn how you can help, email our president Renae Olsen to learn current service opportunities and needs!

 What Recent Lodge Improvements Cost

A few examples from recent projects illustrate the substantial expense of maintaining the historic Wasatch Mountain Club Lodge.

 2001-02: $130,000

Addition of a new wing to house modern toilet and bathing facilities and framing for a caretaker’s apartment. Funded by donations and Wasatch Mountain Club dues.

 2008-09: $23,000

Interior finishing of caretaker’s apartment. Funded by the Wasatch Mountain Club and Foundation.

 2011: $35,000

Addition of a purification system for the spring water that the Lodge uses. Covered by private donations and a State of Utah grant.

 2015-16: $6,000

Renovation of the second-floor dormitories. All–volunteer labor, funded with donations and Foundation reserves.

 2017: $13,000

Addition of an interpretive sign denoting lodge history, with landscaping and handicap-access (Signage required for Forest Service lease renewal). Funded with donations and Foundation reserves.

 2018: $6,000

Main floor restoration. All–volunteer labor, funded with donations and Foundation reserves.

 2018: $3,000

Website revision. Funded with donations and Foundation reserves.