During a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new, world-class community waterfront campus and sailing education center, the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center (CSC), a nonprofit with a mission to provide community access to Lake Champlain, today announced two anchor gifts, each for $1 million, in their $5.75 million Love Your Lake Capital Campaign. The gifts, one from the Pomerleau Family Foundation, and the second from family and friends in honor of Raymond P. Sullivan, will help to support the construction of The Pomerleau Community Waterfront Campus and Raymond P. Sullivan Sailing Education Center.
“These extraordinary philanthropic gifts reflect an unwavering belief in the mission and work of this organization and the desire to share it with more community members,” said Mark Naud, executive director of the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center. “These investments usher in a new era on Burlington’s waterfront and with additional support from other community leaders and donors, the organization has raised over $5 million toward our capital campaign.
With less than one million left to raise, we welcome and encourage community members who value education, recreation and public access to Lake Champlain to give to the Love Your Lake campaign.”