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Free Lake Champlain: Community Sailing Center makes lake accessible for all

The Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center is a community-based nonprofit group that provides lake access to over 6,000 people each year regardless of age, ability or income. In May 2017, the CSC moves into a new permanent facility on the Burlington waterfront that will offer free and affordable usage of sailboats, paddleboards, and kayaks. It also has programs for people with disabilities, women, and others. We discuss the vision of a Lake Champlain accessible to all.

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Windcheck Magazine: New Facility at Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center

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Philanthropy Journal: Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center received $2 million dollars…

January 9, 2017  | 

News about grants, gifts

Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center received $2 million dollars in grants to build their Community Sailing Center in Burlington, VT.

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Business Vermont: Construction underway on sailing center

December 15, 2016

BURLINGTON — Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center (CSC) hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking event on Nov. 15, just north of Waterfront Park in Burlington. The site will be home to CSC’s new world-class waterfront campus and sailing education center, which are already under construction.

The ceremony included the announcement of two major “anchor” gifts — of $1 million each — which went a long way toward fulfilling CSC’s $5.75 million Love Your Lake Capital Campaign. These gifts, from the Pomerleau Family Foundation and from family and friends in honor of Raymond P. Sullivan, will help create The Pomerleau Community Waterfront Campus and Raymond P. Sullivan Sailing Education Center.

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VT Digger: Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center Receives Two $1 Million Gifts

November 15, 2016

Nonprofit announces two $1 million gifts and final phase of $5.75 million capital campaign

Burlington, VT – November 15, 2016 – 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.

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Scuttlebutt Sailing: Fundraising Near Complete for New Sailing Center

Published on November 15, 2016

Burlington, VT (November 15, 2016) – 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 fundraising 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.

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WCAX: New development underway at Burlington waterfront

Posted: Nov 15, 2016 12:05 PM EST

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BURLINGTON, Vt. –
Work is underway on a new Burlington Community Sailing Center. The $5.7 million privately funded project is a major part of the city’s efforts to remake the northern waterfront.

It’s anchors aweigh on Burlington’s latest waterfront development.

Work is underway on the Community Sailing Center’s new home. It’s a facility open to all residents and visitors.

“To connect to their lake, to discover the lessons it can teach and nurture a relationship with it as stewards for our future,” said Mark Naud, Community Sailing Center.

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Burlington Free Press: Two $1M gifts launch Burlington sailing center

Joel Banner Baird , Free Press Staff Writer 7:46 a.m. EST November 16, 2016

The tossing of ceremonial anchors on Tuesday made it official: A new home for the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center on Burlington’s waterfront is underway.

A pair of $1 million gifts to the nonprofit, announced at the groundbreaking, ensures that the facility will open as scheduled this summer, officials said.

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Sailing Anarchy: Anchor, Baby!

November 15, 2016 – Community

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. Read more[…]

Sailbuzz.net: TWO $1M GIFTS LAUNCH BURLINGTON SAILING CENTER

The tossing of ceremonial anchors on Tuesday made it official: A new home for the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center on Burlington’s waterfront is underway.

A pair of $1 million gifts to the nonprofit, announced at the groundbreaking, ensures that the facility will open as scheduled this summer, officials said.

Local philanthropist Tony Pomerleau delivered a dinghy-sized replica check. So did family and friends of the late Raymond P. Sullivan, an avid sailor and advocate for greater accessibility to water sports, who died in May 2015.

The sailing center opened 22 years ago. Its makeshift headquarters in and around the old Moran power plant lacked plumbing and, sometimes, even electricity.

Roomier headquarters will allow the center to expand its mission of exposing people of all ages to hands-on relationships to the lake, said Executive Director Mark Naud.