LOVE YOUR LAKE…
… because it’s your lake to love!
When you make a donation to the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, you empower us to protect Lake Champlain, provide scholarships to those less fortunate, bring our community together on the water, and grow well into the future as your place to access and enjoy the lake. Your gift puts more of your neighbors in touch with a healthy lake so they’ll have the chance to experience all the reasons why so many people love the Community Sailing Center so much.
Here are a few ways to donate:
Gift of cash
This is the most common form of contribution to the Community Sailing Center, and is not subject to gift or estate taxation. To make a financial donation to the CSC, please make your check payable to the Community Sailing Center and mail it to P.O. Box 64818, Burlington, VT 05406. Or you may use your credit card to make a secure online donation below. Thank you!
Donors who gift $1000 or more will be included into our Community Anchors Circle
Gift of Assets
This can include stocks, bonds, and property (real estate and personal property such as boats and other assets). These not only provide you with charitable deductions, but often offer additional tax savings as well. Stock transfers can be made by contacting our Executive Director Owen Milne at (802) 864-2499.
Equity assets can be donated to:
Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center, Inc.
TD Ameritrade Acct. # 424692130
Dana Bolton Legacy Fund
Dana Bolton was a beloved volunteer, instructor, and board member of the CSC who passed away from brain cancer in May of 2020. Centered around the initiatives Dana was most passionate about, the DBLF will work in two main ways: the Dana Pier and Scholarship.
1. Construct the Dana Pier. Connecting land with water on our campus, the Dana Pier is the foundation element to provide a universally accessible waterfront and experiential learning for all on the water especially individuals with disabilities.
2. Establish the Dana Scholarship. A perennial restricted fund to assure access to the CSC’s signature LeaderShip program, focused on using sailing as a medium for building leadership skills in young people. The Dana Scholarship will be awarded annually to kids ages six to fourteen of limited socio-economic means from our community.
Derek Schueler Fund
Derek Schueler was a son, brother, grandson, nephew, scholar and friend who inspired happiness, hope and love through his extraordinary eyes and genuine smile. One of Derek’s gifts was that he could embrace others’ passions as his own unconditionally and without judgment. Derek loved spending his time on Lake Champlain with family and friends and we all hope, along with any who have had the pleasure of meeting Derek, that his legacy inspires others to seek the breath-taking beauty of Lake Champlain through the Derek Schueler Fund. For 2016 funds received will be used to support the growth of our Adaptive Watersport opportunities.
Tom Curley was best known for the nearly 40 years he spent promoting short track stock car racing throughout Vermont, New England, and Canada, and as the charismatic leader of Thunder Road Speedbowl in Barre, VT. But, little known to some is that Tom spent his early years in Maine and Vermont sailing and teaching sailing to “his kids” – the boys and girls that he taught and coached. Tom’s pride in “his kids” resulted in lifelong friendships with many of them and their families, which persist to this day. In searching for a way to recognize the impact that Tom’s coaching and life lessons had on them, “his kids” recently came together to dedicate the “T” Curley Observation Tower at the new Community Sailing Center campus in his honor.
Read a touching eulogy by his daughter, Cait Lynch, here.
Read the obituary here.