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Partnership Campaign Report to Rock Point Board

Partnership Campaign Report to Rock Point Board

By Ellen McCulloch-Lovell | Rock Point Legacy Minister

The Partnership Campaign has reached $1,324,766 in gifts and pledges, including verbal commitments and the funds designated by the Diocesan Council for Conference Center for work that is included in the campaign budget. We must now raise $375,234 to fulfill the $1.7 M goal for Rock Point projects and leadership. Given the enthusiasm of people who discover Rock Point through the Campaign, that is an attainable goal.

There are four initiatives happening simultaneously:

Upon This Rock: The Parish Partnership Campaign for Rock Point started on Pentecost and will go until parishes fulfill their pledges in 2018-19.

Burlington and Chittenden County civic and business leaders are invited to participate through a circle of engaged friends. We look forward to welcoming new friends to Rock Point at an event this fall.

We are in active partnership with the City of Burlington as it improves the Bike Path through Rock Point, in partnership with the Burlington Parks Foundation, and as a “walkable city” is envisioned and endorsed through a network of linked trails.

Individual donors and foundations continue to be identified and contacted.

At the same time, the added leadership and management capacity at Rock Point means that we are allocating the campaign funds to priority projects and making visible enhancements. Trails work will begin late this summer with trail-builders Timber and Stone; thus, friends and donors will begin to see improvements.

It is a busy time for the Partnership Campaign. Please send me your ideas and questions.

Respectfully submitted,

Ellen McCulloch-Lovell

About Rock Point

Since 1855, Rock Point has served as a unique center of the Episcopal Church in Vermont, welcoming friends and neighbors attracted to its natural beauty and its peaceful, quiet, and social embrace. Each year, nearly 10,000 people come to Rock Point, finding a place to walk, seek solitude, learn, play, sing, pray, think, share, and be. Learn more at

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