Natural Living & Education Center in Asheville NC

Blue Ridge Mountains

Richmond Hill Memorial Fund

OM Sanctuary has established the Richmond Hill Memorial Fund to retire the $1 million dollar note created by Jake and Marge Michel in order for us to carry on their original dream of a welcoming retreat nestled in the majestic mountains of Asheville. We’ve heard so many memories of weddings, anniversaries, and other special occasions celebrated on the grounds. The Michels family created a unique home away from home for many. We are asking the community to join in the campaign to honor the Michel’s belief in the vision of OM Sanctuary.


In Gratitude for the Life of Jake Michel (1931-2012)
Dr. Albert John (Jake) Michel, PhD, 80, died in the peaceful presence of his family at Wellspring Retirement Community in Greensboro, NC in August of 2012. Jake was well known for integrity, strong sense of responsibility, fairness, and his dry wit which remained up to his last few days. Thank you, Jake, for being a visionary. We deeply appreciate all you have given to bring beauty and warmth to the Richmond Hill property.