Pleasant T. Rowland Endowment Fund
If not for the generosity and commitment made by Pleasant T. Rowland you would not be reading this letter today and we would not have had the opportunity to carry on the same traditions, values, and ideals that Red Pine was founded on back in 1937.
The Pleasant T. Rowland Endowment Fund has been established to recognize Pleasant T. Rowland’s commitment to continue a legacy of environmental stewardship to the preservation of the natural surroundings and property that Red Pine Camp so proudly sits on as well as the operations of Red Pine Camp.
After Pleasant Rowland so generously purchased the property she also without hesitation provided us with our 1st year startup operating funds which enabled us to remodel the Lodge, Shower House and Rafters as well as address satisfy additional County upgrades required as a result of new ownership.
It is this commitment to Red Pine’s future and excellence that this fund strives to perpetuate and nurture. The initial goal of the fund is to raise $155,000 which is a match to the startup operating funds so generously donated by Pleasant T. Rowland with the hopes that the fund will grow sufficiently to support special projects for which funds otherwise would not be available.
The Endowment will be maintained separately from our other Red Pine Camp funds, with a management committee overseeing investments and expenditures.
One of the unique characteristics of Red Pine is the loyalty and support of its alumnae. For most campers, their relationship with Red Pine does not end with the close of the Camp season. Rather it endures throughout their adult lives, which was so well demonstrated when word got out that Red Pine had been sold to a developer, and after the property was purchased by Pleasant T. Rowland. We are an amazing group of ladies and yes, some gentlemen too, who continue to play forward that Red Pine Spirit with compassion and commitment!
Our Not for Profit status opens the door for all of us to follow Pleasant T. Rowland’s lead in contributing to the continued success of Red Pine Camp.