Preservation Trust of Vermont 

Preservation Retreat at the Grand Isle Lake House
Succeeding in Challenging Times:
May 25-26 Retreat at the Grand Isle Lake House


The Preservation Trust of Vermont is offering a series of retreats for groups who are undertaking community development and historic preservation initiatives.

Succeeding in Challenging Times is primarily a fundraising retreat, but will also be helpful to those who are beginning to organize a new project and for those who have been at it for awhile, but are struggling to keep motivated and involve others.

The retreat will be structured around individual project case studies.  Each group is invited to tell the group about their project and to hear feedback and recommendations about how to move forward.   

Succeeding in Challenging Times includes a workshop by veteran fundraising consultant, Christine Graham.  In addition to compiling the Directory of Foundations, currently available on the Vermont Community Foundation website, Christine has published numerous articles, books and other excellent resources that we frequently recommend for community groups.  Christine will be with us for the full retreat to help provide ideas tailored to each case study.

Click here for more information about Christine Graham.  


To Register

The retreat begins at 2:00 on Wednesday May 25th and ends around noon Thursday May 26th.   Retreats work best if there are 2-3 people attending from each group. 


Cost for overnight, dinner and breakfast is $100/person for a shared room and $125 for a single (available on a first come basis).  Space is limited, so reservations should be made as early as possible. Click here to see a description of rooms. 


Click Here to Register On-Line, or call our main office at (802) 658-6647. Deadline for registration is Monday, May 16th. 

Retreat at the Grand Isle Lake House
About the Grand Isle Lake House

The Grand Isle Lake House is a rehabilitated turn-of-the-century historic Inn on the shores of Lake Champlain in Grand Isle, Vermont.  Serving as a special functions facility since 2006, the Lake House offers sweeping views of the lake and Green Mountains. The Lake House is owned by the Preservation Trust of Vermont.


Click here for more information about the Grand Isle Lake House. 

For More Information

Paul Bruhn     802-658-6647; 

Ann Cousins      802-343-8180; 

Eric Gilbertson   802-272-8543;