LEAVENWORTH, Wash. November 27, 2018 –Harriet Bullitt, iconic philanthropist and the founder of many mission-driven businesses and non-profits, will transfer her ownership of the Sleeping Lady business to Icicle Fund effective December 31st, 2018.
“Well I have to have a plan because I’m going to be 95 this year,” said Bullitt. “I want to pass on Sleeping Lady so the resort can keep growing, but not necessarily get bigger. I think it’s possible to grow by getting better rather than bigger”
Sleeping Lady is a 58-room destination resort and conference center outside Leavenworth, WA, and will continue to operate as a for-profit business, under the same management team.
Icicle Fund is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that was founded by Harriet Bullitt to enhance the health and quality of all life in North Central Washington by engaging people with arts, history and the natural environment.
“For 20 years, Icicle Fund has connected locals and visitors to this special place by supporting more than 100 nonprofit organizations with over $40 million,” said Christine J. Morgan, Executive Director of Icicle Fund. “These organizations have conserved large areas of open space for the benefit of people and wildlife and have provided access to high quality arts experiences in this rural region. With Sleeping Lady as part of our team, we can support more charities in doing good.”
Starting January 1st, every time locals have a cup of cocoa at O’Grady’s after skiing this winter, dine at Kingfisher, use the Aspen Leaf Spa, or have a drink at The Grotto, they support Icicle Fund. This means that we can help even more local non-profits in providing wildfire preparedness, arts for kids and adults, hiking trails and open space, and many other community benefits that enhance the quality of life right here where we live. The same is the case for all the guests that come to visit our area and stay at Sleeping Lady – with their organization or for leisure. It is like benevolent night all day, every day!
“I feel proud when people walk up to me on the pathways of Sleeping Lady, telling me how much they enjoy staying here and how friendly and helpful all the employees are,” said Bullitt. “What they’re describing is what we envisioned when we designed the resort - a place for gathering with an enjoyable, calm atmosphere. I thank each person for their kind words and tell them I’ll pass it along, just as I am now passing along my vision for Sleeping Lady to the Icicle Fund.”
About Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort
Set on the banks of Icicle Creek, just outside of Leavenworth, WA. Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort was established by Harriet Bullitt in 1995 as a new kind of Pacific Northwest hideaway and conference center. From the area’s Native American roots, to the 1930s when it was home to Camp Icicle and the Civilian Conservation Corps, to its role today as a leading Northwest destination resort, Sleeping Lady and the land it occupies enjoy a rich and storied past. The Resort embraces the site’s natural setting for visitors seeking an experience off the beaten path and was certified as a B Corporation in 2010, following in Harriet’s path of conservation. Leisure packages including accommodations, gourmet dinner and hearty breakfast start at $296 per night, based on double occupancy. Complete Meeting Packages are available starting at $295 per night, based on single occupancy. For more information, visit www.sleepinglady.com.