The future is bright for our organization and we're excited to see what the new year will bring. Your donation to our Annual Appeal enables us to not only maintain our current programs but also create new ones, expand our reach by building more community partnerships, and protect Rock Point for future visitors.
Here's a few of the many ways your donation is put to work on our property:
Rock Point continues to expand inclusive educational programs here on the property. We have been so honored to host such organizations as the YMCA Summer Camps, LEAP, Outright Vermont, international teens through the Vermont Council of World Affairs, and Burlington High School's On-Top Program this past year.
"Our days were filled with games, activities, laughter, and fun. Kids had a chance to let loose, make new friends, try new things, and practice new skills!"- YMCA Summer Camp Staff
Rock Point is a 130-acre sanctuary that offers over 2 miles of accessible walking and hiking trails. It also contains many rare and endangered plant species. Both Rock Point staff members and outside partners are committed to keeping these ecosystems well-maintained and protected so that all inhabitants feel welcome. Click here to learn about our latest partnership with UVM to protect Lone Rock Point or our event with Spoonful Herbals and Railyard Apothecary to remove Japanese Knotweed.
We invite all members of the Greater Burlington community to come and experience Rock Point's peaceful, quiet, and social embrace. With your support, our vision is to become a diverse and inclusive community for Burlington and beyond.
"Feeling the warmth on my skin. Feeling the coolness of the breeze. Feeling balanced in this moment. Grateful for this community & experience." - Recent Visitor of Rock Point
Annual Fund Frequently Asked Questions:
WHAT IS THE ANNUAL FUND?
The Annual Fund will become a yearly campaign that assists in closing the gap in the Rock Point’s annual operating budget. Rock Point intentionally keeps fees low to allow for widespread use of our facilities by all. The fees that we do charge do not adequately cover all our expenses. The Annual Fund assists Rock Point in becoming self-supporting.
HOW ARE ANNUAL FUND CONTRIBUTIONS USED BY ROCK POINT?
Annual Fund contributions are directed wherever the need is greatest. Traditionally, contributions are used to cover such things as building renovations, facilities and equipment upgrades, programming materials and camp scholarships. They also give the Rock Point the ability to take advantage of emerging opportunities and to respond to unanticipated needs and challenges. This is particularly true in 2020 as the Rock Point struggles with the economic effects of the Pandemic.
DOES MY GIFT REALLY MATTER?
YES! The number of individuals contributing to the Annual Fund is just as important as the dollars we raise. The total number of individual contributions is a measure of support within our broader community. All gifts, regardless of amount, contribute to the Rock Point’s ability to provide hospitality to all who visit.
CAN I MAKE A RECURRING GIFT?
Reoccurring gifts are a great way to make an impact at Rock Point! Simply select the “Setup automated giving” button when you enter your payment information and choose the frequency and amount you’d like to give.