A clearer awareness and appreciation of all relationships of life on earth are at the heart of our mission. We focus our efforts primarily on the Hudson Valley while incorporating global, national and local perspectives. Mohonk Consultations’ programs include awards, forums, conferences and other public meetings. We focus on encouraging dialogue from many viewpoints. Our goal is always to provide a neutral, supportive venue for the attendees, who are stakeholders in the chosen circumstances. Together they can brainstorm and use their collective expertise to develop solutions to problematic issues for them, whether in their local community or environment.
Since the 1870s, Mohonk Mountain House atop the Shawangunk Mountains of New York has served as a gathering place for those seeking solutions to a range of social problems. The beauties of the natural surroundings at Mohonk, along with the Quaker traditions of peaceful inclusiveness, provide a unique atmosphere for the useful exchange of ideas.
To carry on these traditions, the late A. Keith Smiley, a descendant of Mohonk’s founders, created Mohonk Consultations Inc., a charitable 501 (c) (3) organization, in 1980. We celebrate our 35th year of service this year!