LCC Earns 2020 Top-rated Nonprofit Status

2020 Great Nonprofits Badge.
Photo of a kayaker on Lake Champlain on a cloudy day.

A reviewer shares a picture taken from one of her favorite campsites on the Lake Champlain Paddlers’ Trail. Photo by Michaela Stickney.

The Lake Champlain Committee (LCC) has been named a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews and ratings of charities and nonprofits. The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is based on the five-star ratings and reviews that LCC received from volunteers, donors and community members. “We know that every dollar we donate will be well spent and that every hour we volunteer is working toward measurable outcomes,” noted donor and volunteer Laurie Sedlmayr. “LCC manages to work effectively with government organizations, individuals, and other nonprofits for the betterment of Lake Champlain. We wholeheartedly endorse the work they do and encourage others to support them with their dollars and time!”

Another reviewer noted, “My 35-year career has focused on the bi-state, bi-national Lake Champlain Basin shared by Vermont, New York, and Quebec, and involves working with a myriad of nonprofits, including the Lake Champlain Committee. The Lake Champlain Committee is the only nonprofit that bridges all three jurisdictions. For more than four decades, the Lake Champlain Committee has consistently brought diverse and/or opposing views to the decision-making table, and they have a proven track record "getting to yes" with the earned support of multiple stakeholders. My direct experience with them has spanned citizen monitoring of blue-green algae, travelling the Lake Champlain Paddlers' Trail - an intimate immersion into the lake and its basin - that is managed by Lake Champlain Committee, legislative advocacy . . . banning phosphorus-based fertilizers and over-fertilization, and many other planks that support their vast and long-standing network.”

“Savvy donors want to see the impact of their donations more than ever,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “People with direct experience with the Lake Champlain Committee have voted that the organization is making a real difference.”

A longtime member wrote: “I have been following the work of the Lake Champlain Committee with interest, admiration, and gratitude for nearly 40 years. This brave little non-profit citizens' organization. . . has always "punched above its weight”. . . Everybody who swims, sails, paddles, or fishes in Lake Champlain -- and certainly everybody who gets their drinking water from it -- should support The Lake Champlain Committee!”

The GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Awards are the only awards for nonprofits determined by those who have direct experience with the charities—as donors, volunteers and recipients of aid. GreatNonprofits is the leading site for volunteers and donors to find reviews and ratings of nonprofits. Click here to read additional reviews and testimonials about LCC.