COMMUNITY
IMPACT REPORT

2020

VPR’s Angela Evancie in the field reporting on Election Day 2020. (Angela Evancie/VPR)

“You’ve been with us on the best of mornings, you’ve been with us on the worst of mornings… but you’ve always made us feel a little less lost. Thank you to all the loving voices at VPR and the people brave enough to share their stories.”

~ Guila, Wells

President’s Note

“Lifeline.” That’s the word we heard over and over again to describe VPR in 2020. In a year of unfathomable challenges, as every aspect of our resilience and humanity was tested, you trusted VPR to be your daily companion, a voice of reason, and a source of truth and comfort when you needed it most.

Despite the economic challenges we all faced, strong community support helped VPR to not only maintain our service in 2020, but to increase it. We added local newscasts, launched a daily news podcast, provided live coverage of the state’s COVID-19 response press conferences, created a daily coronavirus newsletter to keep our community updated, and made space to gather (virtually) and share our experiences and ask questions.

Above all, financial support from listeners and local businesses ensured this service was free and available to anyone at a time when access to trusted, factual information was not just necessary, but potentially lifesaving.

Knowing how much you are counting on VPR has strengthened our resolve not just in this moment, but as we consider how we can innovate and improve our services in the future.

Later this year, VPR and Vermont PBS will join forces to establish into a new public media organization, which creates many more opportunities to serve Vermonters. We promise to engage and include our whole community as we build this new organization, while preserving what you love most.

Like always, we’ll do this work together. We’re grateful that you’re part of this journey, and we’ll be here with you for whatever comes next.

Scott Finn
Scott Finn
VPR President & CEO

Scott Finn

Exploring The Whole Vermont Story, Together.

Digital producer Elodie Reed gets out in the field to record the sights of Green River Reservoir in Morrisville during early morning calm. The mission? Capturing a loon call. (Abagael Giles/VPR)

Mission

VPR is an essential and trusted independent voice for news, information, music and cultural exploration for the people of our region.

Purpose

Inspire an informed public and an engaged community.

“You are my “island”…the place I can go to up-right me during this time of continuous waves of craziness. So when you go home, please know….you make a difference every day!”

~ Theresa, Pittsford

VPR News

VPR News is an independent, nonpartisan daily news outlet that provides award-winning news reporting, conversation and analysis about our region on the radio, online and on demand. We carry out fact-based reporting that’s free from political and corporate influence. We are Vermont’s NPR member station, providing local access to national programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, It’s Been A Minute, Marketplace and much more.

VPR Classical

VPR Classical is Vermont’s only classical music station. With locally hosted music throughout the day, live performances and regional event announcements, VPR Classical provides the timelessness of classical music with a unique local connection. We champion area artists and cultural institutions, and we offer an escape from the noise with music that inspires and expertise that illuminates the art.

“I listen to VPR all the time. During this pandemic I have come to realize how much comfort you have brought me. I am grateful and happy to be a part of your wonderful family.”

~ Hoyt, South Royalton

Public Media for All

Weekly Broadcast Listeners

210,000*

*(Source: Nielsen Audio Fall 2020 National Regional Database, Persons 12+ M-Su 6a-12m)

Broadcast
Stations

27

Population Reached via VPR Stations

1.76 million*

*In the U.S.

Weekly VPR.org Users

75,000

Weekly News & Classical Stream Listeners

36,300

Weekly Audio
Downloads

215,000

“I totally trust you on getting me the correct information. It eases a lot of the stress. Thank you so much!”

~ Judy

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

As a statewide media outlet, we recognize we have a powerful platform that must be as open and inclusive as possible. Only then can we be effective journalists who bear witness, present facts, deepen understanding, amplify suppressed voices and hold power to account. In 2020, VPR committed to several concrete steps over the next year, including:

  • Launching the Diverse Voices Initiative, which established a news fellowship for new or early-career journalists whose life experience or other knowledge will contribute to a broader understanding of the diverse communities VPR serves. The Initiative will also provide freelance funding and new internship opportunities to broaden VPR’s storytelling and coverage.

  • Working with the Vermont Partnership for Fairness and Diversity to audit, create and help implement an improvement plan for VPR’s recruitment and hiring practices, as well as existing internal culture around diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Reviewing our news and music content and sources to determine how effectively they reflect our full community, and where we can improve.

“The world needs people committed to telling the truth, there is no organization that our family trusts more to do that than VPR”

~ Brendan, Richmond

Vermont Edition Managing Producer Lydia Brown answers listener calls during the show. (Kelley DesLauriers/VPR)

Your Impact

Impact can take many forms, from stories that help us see the world from a new perspective to investigations that expose corruption or abuse; from conversations that amplify overlooked voices to answering your questions when you’re seeking clarity. Here are some of the VPR stories, programs and services that had a significant impact on our community in 2020.

our Seasons Care Home residents

Four Seasons Care Home residents from left, Judy West, John Williams, Shirley Scribner, Lillian Corriveau and Maude Ducharme, plus co-owner Ashley Hudson, stand for a portrait on Thursday, Dec. 10. Everyone in this photo contracted COVID-19 last fall. (Elodie Reed / VPR)

COVID-19

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, our local newsroom has shared hundreds of deep, essential and memorable stories from around the state, highlighting the myriad ways COVID-19 has affected our lives. We brought you stories about Vermonters we lost, those coping with unemployment and food insecurity. We considered the future of Vermont’s arts community, restaurants and the ski industry. We tackled tough questions about how prisons are handling COVID-19 and the effect of race on health outcomes. We heard stories of communities coming together, creativity, and a resurgence in deer hunting. Stories about life along the closed U.S.-Canada border and tips about homeschooling captured an indelible portrait of our lives in 2020.

In a time of fear, confusion and isolation, VPR responded quickly to provide what our audience needed in the moment. Vermont Edition became a place to ask questions directly to health experts and state officials, as well as a way to connect with others and share stories.

Live coverage of Gov. Phil Scott’s twice-weekly press briefings, where he and state officials provided updated information of the pandemic in Vermont, have become essential listening on Tuesdays and Fridays.

We added local newscasts to provide the latest updates throughout the day

In the early days of the pandemic, VPR launched a coronavirus newsletter that provided the latest data, stories, public health guidelines and a point of connection to thousands of subscribers every evening.

But Why produced special episodes for kids around the world to explain the coronavirus, the science of handwashing, how masks and vaccines work.

To support local media and get as much information to the public as possible, VPR made its COVID-19 stories and photographs available to other news outlets to republish free of charge.

Racial Justice

More than 150 people marched with leaders of The Black Perspective at the front, down Burlington’s Church Street to city hall on Aug. 30. This was the seventh day of demonstrations calling for the firing of three Burlington police officers. (Abagael Giles/VPR)

Racial Justice

As the news cycle continued to expose how America contends with racism, VPR brought you local voices on race and racial justice, from the month-long protest calling for the firing of three Burlington Police Department officers involved in use of force cases, to the experience of New Americans in Vermont. VPR reported extensively on the disproportionate effect of the coronavirus pandemic on people of color. We met Montpelier’s first Black police chief, Black entrepreneurs and business owners.

Together with Vermont PBS, VPR also hosted a virtual community conversation on race and policing in the state. VPR and KCP Presents brought to life “The Same Moon,” an evening of storytelling by new Vermonters, live and in-studio before the pandemic hit. The event was later broadcast as a special episode of Vermont Edition.

In March, VPR and VTDigger produced “Breakdown In Bennington,” a project that explored the story behind Kiah Morris’ resignation from the Vermont House after becoming the target of a white nationalist who lives in her district.

In June, But Why held a live discussion about race and racism. With so much discussion about racism and the police and Black Lives Matter protests taking place across the country, kids were asking questions about what they were hearing on the news, witnessing in their communities, or experiencing in their own lives. The authors of the ABCs of Diversity, Y. Joy Harris-Smith and Carolyn Helsel were guests in this live episode to answer questions and help kids process their experiences.

In August, Brave Little State set out to find out how a state that is 94 percent white can do a better job of supporting Vermonters of color. The episode focused on five themes from a group of BIPOC Vermonters. They were: getting a reality check; listening; educating yourself and others; socializing yourself; and when the time is right, start talking.

Safe & Sound, our weekly program celebrating Vermont artists and performers, produced two episodes of “Vermont Voices For Change.” Co-produced by Deejay Craig Mitchell, they featured music by BIPOC Vermont artists who spoke first-hand about their experiences of racism, living and working in Vermont.

2020 Election Coverage

VPR published a guide to voting in Vermont for the 2020 election, and cartoonist Stephanie Zuppo illustrated six frequently asked questions about what voting would look like for the 2020 election. (Stephanie Zuppo/for VPR)

Election 2020

VPR and Vermont PBS once again collaborated on a series of primary and general election debates between candidates for statewide office. A series of three election year polls brought to light Vermonters’ views on local, state and national elections, the state’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, and a variety of other issues. Transparency was a key factor in all of the polling, with VPR and Vermont PBS publishing the full results, methodology, and appendices at a joint website, along with news stories and reports, as well as discussions on Vermont Edition and Vermont This Week.

Additionally, VPR produced a series of one-on-one interviews with all candidates for statewide office as well as a 2020 Voter Guide. “Election 2020: This Generational Moment” was a virtual event for listeners with VPR’s Statehouse Reporters Bob Kinzel and Peter Hirschfeld, who examined the political scene and how it might affect listeners’ futures.  Listeners were able to ask questions in the video chat.

The Frequency Podcast

(Lara Dickson for VPR)

The Frequency

Soon after the pandemic set in, VPR launched The Frequency, a daily morning news podcast, which gets listeners up to speed on top Vermont news in under 15 minutes. Around the same time, we revitalized our daily newsletter by the same name, providing new ways to stay connected with VPR’s news and storytelling amidst changing daily routines.

America Amplified

As coronavirus pushed more people from crowded cities to rural second homes, it raised a common question for many New England towns: “Whose town is this anyway?” VPR joined other New England stations in an America Amplified special examining tensions between residents and part-timers. (Howard Weiss-Tisman/VPR)

America Amplified

VPR participated in a series of hour-long regional talk show specials from America Amplified and the New England News Collaborative. These specials ranged in focus—from the aftermath of Super Tuesday to the social and economic effects of COVID-19 to racism in New England and, most recently, climate change—and wove in voices from across the region, with a diversity of guests, listener calls, voicemails, emails and man on the street interviews.

But Why

Jory Rafael/for VPR

But Why

Downloads of But Why surged as children and their caregivers grappled with school closures and at-home learning. In the spring, the show worked with the Vermont Agency of Education to broadcast a series of live, interactive educational programs for elementary school students. The eight-week series helped families finish the academic year from home regardless of whether they had access to high-speed internet. But Why also created learning guides and printable coloring pages to complement some episodes.

VPR Classical

The VPR Choral Hour has produced weekly sing-alongs for listeners to join at home, featuring some of the masterworks of choral music. (Mattabbe/iStock)

Music & Connection

VPR Classical listening grew substantially in 2020, as our community searched for peace and solace. We celebrated summer music festival season from a safe distance with recordings of past performances. As people all over the world discovered that singing together—even from a distance—raises spirits and connects us, the VPR Choral Hour began creating weekly sing-alongs to create community.

Friday Night Jazz produced a special week of programs as part of the Burlington ReDiscover Jazz Festival, which was created after the annual Burlington Discover Jazz Festival was canceled due to the pandemic.

We launched a new, locally-produced music show, Safe & Sound, which celebrates Vermont musicians.

And VPR worked with the Agency of Education and Big Heavy World to broadcast a statewide radio prom and graduation ceremony to help recreate – virtually – two of high school’s rites of passage.

The cast of “The Same Moon,” an evening of storytelling by new Vermonters, put on by VPR and KCP Presents live and in-studio before the pandemic hit. (Courtesy Ariel Zevon)

“I am so grateful for the oasis of peace and calm provided by VPR Classical. It’s a welcome and enjoyable deliverance from insanity and chaos and negative feelings. My sincere thanks for the soothing voices of all the classical hosts who bring us the treasures of composers and understand how important it is to have an island of bliss.”

~ Lanie, Bellows Falls

Awards

2020 National Edward R. Murrow Award

Investigative Reporting, “Worse For Care,” (with Seven Days)

2020 Public Media Journalists Association Awards

First Place, Audience Engagement Program: How Can Vermonters Drive Less?

Second Place, Collaborative Effort: This Land: The Changing Story of Rural Vermont

Second Place, Feature: ‘12 Hours Of Burpee Madness’: Marine Vet Uses World Record Attempt To Build Suicide Awareness

Second Place, News Feature: Caledonia Judge Unlawfully Ordered Arrests Of Debtors For Years

2020 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

Excellence in Sound: Legislation vs. Investigation: How Is Rep. Peter Welch Balancing His Work?

News Documentary: How Is Climate Change Affecting Vermont Right Now?

Newscast: VPR Newscast for May 31, 2019, 5:04 p.m.

Investigative Reporting:Worse for Care” (with Seven Days)

Excellence in Innovation: This Land: The Changing Story Of Rural Vermont (with Vermont PBS)

“In these last 9 months, VPR has helped us understand the risks, guidance and requirements around COVID-19. Thank you for helping us keep our communities safe.”

~ Maria, Duxbury

FY2020 Financial Statements

In our last fiscal year, more than 90% of VPR’s funding came from individual donors and local business supporters. We are proud to report that 73% of our revenue went directly back into our news, music and cultural programming. Below, see an overview of VPR’s finances for FY2020 (October 2019 – September 2020). You can see more details on our revenue sources and spending here.

Revenues

RevenuesFY2020FY2019
Underwriting$2,386,811$2,538,047
Membership & Individual Giving$5,525,685$5,196,403
Telecasting, Production & Other$32,860$53,208
Contribution - Operating$221,141$241,279
Investment Income Used for Operations$542$1,401
Donated Goods & Services$575,728$925,817
Corporation For Public Broadcasting$760,353$724,189
Restricted Donations$2,483,169$456,352
TOTAL REVENUES*$10,056,343$10,155,588
Revenues

Expenses

ExpensesFY2020FY2019
Programming & Services$7,016,807$6,841,161
Fundraising & Development$1,435,754$1,473,896
Management & Administration$1,054,406$933,635
TOTAL EXPENSES*$9,506,967$9,248,692
Expenses

* excludes depreciation expense

**In addition to the revenue generated by and used in operations, described above, VPR receives bequests and contributions designated by the donors for specific programs. Depending on the performance of the financial markets, VPR may also report income or loss on its endowment investments. Please see VPR’s audited financial statements for more detail.

“VPR is such a staple in our home that our two year old asks to listen to “the news” in the morning if we don’t have it on yet. Thank you for keeping us connected to our community and the world.”

~ Ashley, Winooski

Powered By Our Community

More than 90 percent of our funding comes from the local community. Despite the economic challenges we all faced, strong community support allowed us not just to maintain our service in 2020, but to increase it. Your investment in VPR powers our public service and keeps our independent reporting, exceptional storytelling and inspirational music alive and freely available to all.

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Membership

Membership Trends 2011 - 2020

Producers Circle

VPR’s Producers Circle recognizes supporters whose annual support is $1,200 or more. Their investment ensures VPR’s continued ability to meet the needs of and strengthen the community we serve.

President’s Society

($25,000+)

Journalism/Programming Initiative

The Jack and Dorothy Bryne Foundation
David and Eleanor Ignat
Phil and Crea Lintilhac
Anonymous (3)

Guarantor

($10,000 – $24,999)

Diverse Voices Initiative

The Argosy Foundation
Bob and Karen Allen
Ruth Sylvester Fund
Garrett M. Graff and Katherine Birrow
Sue and Charlie Grigg
Mrs. Serena Hatch
Tom Johnson and Ina Smith
Lake Family Foundation
The Lubbe Family Foundation
Dr. Joel Miller and Hinda Miller
Miles and Pat Mushlin
Andrea Rogers
Elisabeth Russell
Jane Watson Stetson and E.W. Stetson III
David and Laura Stiller
Pierre Swick
Anonymous (9)

Benefactor

($5,000 – $9,999)

Diverse Voices Initiative    This Land

Richard and Elizabeth Bernstein
Margaret A. Biggar
David Darrin
Joseph and Cathy Frank
The Abraham Fuchsberg Family Foundation
Lane Fury
Hilarie Jane Gade and John Bryan Peters
Google News Initiative Journalism Emergency Relief Fund
Wayne and Deborah Granquist
Elizabeth Skarie and Jerry Greenfield
Earl and Polly Hoffman
Brad and Cathy Irwin
Charles and Marie Kireker
Bonnie Knight
The Lenfest Institute for Journalism
Jim and Vicky Linville
McCollom Charitable Foundation
Kathy Metcalfe and Langdon Wheeler
Marilyn and Skip Rosskam
Thrane-Owren
Bruce and Lillian Venner
The Vermont Community Foundation
Ben and Sanfra Weiss
Anonymous (8)

Executive Producer

($2,500 – $4,999)

Diverse Voices Initiative

P.G. Adams
Jose Aguayo
Sandra Anderson and Reeve Williams
Dawn K. Andrews
Judith and Edward Becker
Townsend and Shoshana Belisle
The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation
Michael Boardman
Barbara Bristol and Galway Kinnell
Charles and Wynne Browne
John Canning
Stephen Canon
Dr. Cara Cassino
Virginia L. Coolidge
Mark Curran and Margaret Straub
Staige Davis
Christopher and Becky Dayton
Mary Jane Dickerson
Christine Dunbar
Maggie Eaton & Ron Yara
David M. Green and Margaret F. Edwards
Martha Elliott
Norman J Fisher & Doris Fisher Foundation
Doris and Norman Fisher
Patricia M. Fontaine
Barbara and Ivor Freeman
Peter Gehring
Alec and Mary Gerster
Bill Gottesman and Debra Lopez
Chris and Nancy Graff
Heidi Drymer and Peter Graham
Mary Gundel
Joseph Helble and Rebecca Dabora
Thomas and Kathleen Hickey
Deming and Romer Holleran
Susan Hunter
Sally P. Johnson
Stephen and Paula Johnson
Barbara M. Jordan
Louise M. Kelly
John H. Kueffner and Carolyn Goodwin-Kueffner
The Larsen Fund
Christopher W. Lovell and Ellen McCulloch-Lovell
Mill Creek Capital Advisors, LLC
John A. Pane and Elizabeth Bassett
Jane Pincus
Nicole Junas Ravlin >
Dr. and Mrs. Dwight Rost
The Frank and Brinna Sands Foundation, Inc.
Schatz Family Foundation
The Metz Family
Lois Shiozawa and David Horak
Dr. Jill Skochdopole and Andrew Smith
Sophia H. Stone
Skip and Marilyn Sturman
Neil Swinton
Stephanie M. Taylor
Marcie Tyre and Forrest Berkley
Little House Burlington
Ellen and Greg Vaut
Julie and Billy Vigdor
Leslie and Nicholas Ward
Peggy and David Williams
John and Mary Wilson
Robert and Ann Newburger Foundation
William and Joanna Wright
Anonymous (12)

Producers

Diverse Voices Initiative

Robert and Lee Albern
Susan E. Arnold
Dr. Sharon Azrieli
Mimi Baird
Lauren and Gary Baker
Rebecca Holcombe and James Bandler
Emily Barrett
Lisa Barrett
Pennie Beach
Skip and Beverly Blakely
Rita Ramirez and Thomas Bodett
Lindsey Bolger and Alec Brecher
David L. Borgendale
Roger Bourassa
Joseph and Dale Boutin
Kitty Boyan
John T. and Cricket Braun
Nancy Bridges
Steve and Laurie Brittain
Thomas Brock and Nancy Rowden Brock
Geoffrey S. Brown
Michael L. Burak
Anna Taylor Caleb
Paul Calter
Rogers-Carroll Family Foundation
Martha Cavanaugh and Edward Vilandrie
William M Chester
Dennis and Deborah Chevalier
Matthew Choate
Mark Cohen
Robert Coleburn
Richard and Rose Colletti
Nancy and John Collier
Charlie Kittredge and Susan Cooke Kittredge
Dean and Cathy Corcoran
April Cornell and Basil Stetson
Tim Cowles
Timothy Crowell and Patricia Sabalis
Hope Damon and George Chait
Lisa Darden
Jake Davis
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dickson Davis
Douglas and Sharon Dennett
Francis and Carol DeVine
Theresa Alberghini DiPalma and Robert DiPalma
Eugene Dixon
Frank and Ducky Donath
Tim Donovan and Mary Tharp
Janet Dooley and Thomas Frank
Audrey Duane
William and Kathy Dudley
Frank Duffy
Chiuho Duval
Nancy Ewen
Hasso Ewing
David Farrington
Frank Fekete
Scott Finn
Dr. Elliott Fisher and Nan Cochran
Jim and Susan Fitzpatrick
Peter and Jeanne Floeckher
Dover Robinson Ford
Tina Foster
Jill Fox
Norman Foy and Patricia Foy
Michael and Melody Frank
Janet and Churchill Franklin
Mark Freudenberger
Mary Gade
Joan Gamble and Chip Paison
Barbara Ganley and Bill Roper
Judy Geer and Dick Dreissigacker
Dr. Douglas Gentile
Carol and George Gibson
Reg and Joan Gignoux
Michael Gleason
Elizabeth and Peter Glenshaw
Natalie and Wallace Good
Sarah Heil & Andrew Goodwin
Mary and Stephen Gorman
Douglas Griswold and Lori Rowe
Eileen and Paul Growald
Marshall and Lou Guill
John Hagen
Tom and Barbara Hall
Michael Hamilton
Scott Hammond
Rosie Harlow Segal
The Hathaway Foundation
John and Joey Hawkins
Mary Hawkins and Tom Weschler
Jessica Heller and Eric Evans
William P. Herbst
John and Stella Herpel
Marcia Hindle
Tracy Holden
Steve Holman
Mary Holmes
Dr. Richard Hong
Kathy Hoyt
James Hughes
Jacquelyn W. Hunt
Fred Hutchins and Maree Gaetani
Thomas Hyde
Charles and Lauren Irvin
Penrose and Schuyler Jackson
Priscilla Jackson
Marilyn Johnson
Catherine Johnston
David Jones
Everett Jones
Francis Jones
Benjamin and Joyce Judy
Hank and Josie Kaestner
Johanna Kebabian
Paul L. Kendall and Sharon Kendall
Claudia and Peter Kinder
Gregory King and Sharon Cotterell
Brendan Kinney and Mary Brodsky
Liisa Kissel
Spencer Knapp and Barbara Cory
Susan G. Lacoste
Jessica Lahey
Henry and Molly Lambert
Jane Lancaster
Joann and Peter Langrock
Megan Lea
Jill Lepore
Fred Lerner in loving memory of Sheryl Lerner
Martin and Barbara LeWinter
Kim Likakis
Lionheart Charitable Trust
Stephanie Lorentz
Ian and Jennifer Lutz
John and Teresa Lyons
Betsy MacIsaac and Bob Goldberg
Theodore Marcy and Kimberly Hornung-Marcy
Restoration and Performance Motor Cars
Susan T. Fiske and Douglas S. Massey
Dr. Grace Ma-Steenbergen
Scott and Kelli McArdle
Drs. Stephen Plume and Martha McDaniel
Richard McGaw
Cynthia S. McGeoch
Barbara McGrew
Christine McKenna
Holly McKenzie and Robert Martin
Holly McLure
Susan McMillan and Becky Roberts
Martha and Joe McSherry
Joe and Suzanne Medlicott
John and Millie Merrill
Linda Michelsen
Kathryn Milillo and Robert Stein
Michael and Jeanne Baer Miller
Willemien Dingemans Miller and Robert Miller
Brett Millier and Karl Lindholm
Lowell and Sandra Mintz
In Memory of Dr. James Mithoefer
Corb Moister, Jr.
Robert and Toni Monsey
Leon and Frances Morsillo
Radetta Nemcosky in memory of Ron Nemcosky
Jack Neuhauser
Wind Sop and Charlene
Stephen Nissenbaum and Dona Brown
Mary O’Brien and Dennis Sanders
Lisa L. Osterland
David and Mary Otto
Judy Palfrey
James Palmer
Anne Judson and Tim Parsons
Bill and Betsy Peabody
Kimberly Peake
Martha and Bill Peck
Chree Perkins
Randall Perkins
Fred “Chico” Lager and Yvette Pigeon
Joseph Piscotty and Carol Maulhardt
Susan Polk
Pamela Polston
Julie Potter
Patricia and Herbert Prem
Jeffrey Prescott
Jim and Dianne Prevo
The Prevot Family Foundation
Edward and Mary Pringle
Frank Racette
Markey Read and Tim King
Russell and Donna Reay
Stephanie Reininger
Rebecca Rice
Steve and Martha Richardson
Walter and Susan Richter
Andrew A. Robinson and Jan Waterman
Mary Lou and Donald Robinson
Katie Rogers
Robert and Susan Rowell
Ann and Alfred Ruesch
Faith and Tim Rushford
George and Judy Russell
Eugenia and Richard Saganich
Victory Hill Sector
Robert and Andrea Sand
David and AnnLouise Santos
Deborah Schapiro and Louis Polish
Howard Schapiro and Jan Carroll
Michael and Barbara Schmidt
Jeremy Schrauf
Lynn and Gary Schwartz
Ruth Scriptunas
Bruce and Meg Seely
Cindy and Michael Seligmann
Diana and Jerome Senturia
Del Sheldon
Dr. Connie Shemo and Bill Shemo
Brenda Siemer and Sam Neustadt
Jackie Earle-Cruickshanks and Allan Sirotkin
Stephen Sisler
Ann Smallwood
Ed Weissman and Steve Smith
Eleanor and Fred Smith
Richard Smith
Win Smith
Richard and Laurinda Solomon
Wendy and Jonathan Spector
Randall Spiller
Roger W. Squire
Orson L. St. John, Jr.
Jeffrey and Lorna Stall
Candace and Albert Staton
Jonathan H. Stevens
Fran Stoddard
Nancy Thomas and Dana Lawrence
Winifred Thomas
Rupert and Jan Thouron
Susan and Bob Titterton
Maida F. Townsend
Lianne Tuomey
Ed Twardy and Lauren Twardy
Elizabeth Van Buren
Priscilla Vincent
Melissa Volansky
Stephen and Judy Walke
John Walz
Dr. Norman Ward and Dr. Patricia King
Ms. Sarah Webb
Lawrence Webster
Joan and Dick Weed
David and Melissa Whitmore
Ruth Wildhorn
Catherine Willson
Ann Wittpen
Jaqueline and Christopher Wren
Kit Gates and Mark Yorra
Anonymous (75)

Phillips Legacy Society

Jan and Harris Abbott
John and Mary Adams*
Julia Alvarez and Bill Eichner
Dawn K. Andrews
Sally Andrews
Joan and James Ashley*
Margot Bouchard*
David* and Meredith Babbott
Marta Bach
Coleman and Susan Baker
Joseph Bamford*
Irene Bareau
Barbara Barnes*
Beth Barrett
Jenneke Barton*
Roberta B. Dubrowsky
Jeffrey* and Barbara Bendis
Richard and Elizabeth Bernstein
Bill Berry*
Peter Biello
Catherine Bogardus*
Ruth P. Bogorad*
Theodore F. and Donald A. Boniface
Trent Bonsall
Leslie Botjer*
Fred Bradley and Marilyn Trapeni
Priscilla and Ken Byerly*
James Cahill and Peggy Kehew
Anna Taylor Caleb
Paul Calter
Tom and Nancy Carlson
Barbara Cate
Henry Chauncey, Jr.
Karen A. Christiansen
Mr. Robert Christy
Daniel Clark*
Rudyard and Janet Colter*
Patricia Compton*
Naia Conrad*
Sivan Cotel
Dorothy Ford Craighead*
Pamela Crary*
Ella Damiano
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dickson Davis
Ann B. Day
Catherine Degnon
Carol Delaney
Jane G. Denker*
Mary Jane Dickerson
Closey and Whit* Dickey
Estate of Knox D Divoll
Deborah Dorfman*
Barbara Dozetos
Kathleen M. Duclos
Patty Duffy
Lyn DuMoulin
David Eggert
Richard Ehlert
Perez and Elizabeth Ehrich
Dale and Christine Eickelman
Helen H. Eldred*
Ted Ellis*
Mr. Joseph Ellovich and Mrs. Betty Ellovich
Betty Emmons*
Dorothy M. Erickson
Ella A. Erway
Maxie Ewins
Peter Farber and Arlene Robbins
Barbara Fisher*
Nancy Marshall and Stanley Fishkin
Dover Robinson Ford
Sharon Foster*
Joe and Cathy Frank
Tere Gade
Katherine F. Gilleland*
Stephen H. Goldberg
Marlene Graf
Janet Greenlees*
Barrett Grimm
Walt and Fran Grisard
Mary and Michael Grizzard
Alice Grow
Betty Ann Halperin*
Martin* and Rosie Segal
Jean and Ronald Harmsen
Breda* and Bob Harnish
Patricia and Ray Harwick*
Thomas Henneberger*
Marshall and Mimi Heuser
Dorothy Hines Revocable Trust
James Hornig*
Miriam Adams Howland *
Dave Hume*
Terry Hutson
Retta Huttlinger
Beal B. Hyde*
Edward Janeway*
Carol L. Jeffery
Gregory and Kathy Johnson
Marilyn Johnson
David Jones
Dr. Michel Kabay
Louis F.* and Margaret L. Kannenstine
Henry and Barry Kaplan
Ned Kelley
Mrs. Ann Kent
Jennifer Kern
Lynde and Connie Kimball
Dr. Mary Kintner
Dr. Seth Koch
Kate and Bill Koch
Mitch Kramer and Dinah Smith
John H. Kueffner and Carolyn Goodwin-Kueffner
Jane Lancaster
Terese Lane*
Ann Larson
Judy Larson Di Mario
Ron Leavitt and Mary Haas*
Donna Leban
Lee Lemal*
Joan E. Lewis
Jeff and Jill Loewer
Ken and Mary Lynn
Mary Lou and Peder Marcussen
Jean Marder*
Patricia Mardeusz
Bill Mares and Chris Hadsel
Peter and Marguerite Mason
Gayle and Gayle Massingham
Paul McClatchey*
Louanne McCleod
Lee McDavid
Thomas McGowan
Doug McGown
Barbara McGrew
Cheryl Wilfong and William McKim
Cordelia Merritt
Suzanne and George Meyers
Dr. K. Tyler Miller
Bette L. Moffett*
Bill and Marion Mohri
Hugh Montgomery
Martin Morrell
Alice Morris*
Miles and Pat Mushlin
Dr. Ken Nalibow
Patricia Nye*
Richard and Patricia Nye*
Marjorie Ottenbreit
John A. Pane and Elizabeth Bassett
Barbara and Fred* Parker
James Parker
Jim Parker *
William A. Pearson
James and Elizabeth Peden*
Wes and Terry Phillips*
Thea Platt
Donald B. Poulson*
Shanna Ratner
Grant and Lisa Rees
Joshua E. Reynolds
Gary and Chirstina Richards
Walter and Susan Richter
Susan Rittenhouse
Mary Lou and Donald Robinson
Avery Hall* and Andrea Rogers
Peter and Tia Rosengarten
Charlotte Rosshandler
Polly Rowe*
Nancy and Ronald Rucker
Kathleen Rupright*
Angus* and Elisabeth Russell
David Ryan
Mr. & Mrs. John Sayward*
Robert and Lynne S. Schwartz
Anne Segal
Abi Sessions
Dr. Shoshanna Shelley
Gail and Ned* Shulman
Kitty Shumlin
Sam Neustadt and Brenda Siemer
Peter Sinclair
Toddy Sloan*
Eugene Smith
Jennifer Smith
Betty Smith-Mastaler and Tony Mastaler
A Friend from Shrewsbury
Alice Mary Sprickman
Antoinette Stafford*
Peter Stamm
Ben Stein*
Betty and Lawson Stewart*
Fran Stoddard
Stephanie Stouffer
Robert and Mary Stuart
Susan Sweitzer
Pierre Swick
Molly Symons
Marcy and Andrew Tanger
Carolyn C Tenney*
Dr. Brian Timura
Marklyn Trainor
Jackie and Howard Travis
Cheryl Lang Ullman, DMD
John Van Hoesen and Fred Sargeant
C. H. Vanselow*
Richard and Barbara Wadhams*
Margery S. Walker*
Andrew and Dianne Warren
Janet and Paul Warren
Gary Momaney
Ann W. Weathers*
Mary Lewis Webb
Kent Webster
Judith Wechsler
Beverly Weeks
Andrew Welch
Joe Wendling and Claire Wendling
Evelyn Westebbe
Deborah Wheeler*
Jane K. Wilde
James Wilson
H. Peter Wimmer*
John Wires*
Steven and Susan Wood
Lois Wunderley
Barbara York and David Adair
Dohr Zachai*
Jim Zien and Helena Binder
Anonymous (64)

*deceased

Business Supporters

Below is a list of business sponsors who made our work possible in 2020.

45th Parallel Hemp
A Single Pebble
AARP Vermont
Ace Hardware Dealer Group
Acorn Painting
Affectionately Cats
The Alchemist
Allan H. Day Piano Service
Almartin Volvo
Alpine Family Dental
Alt-E Store
Amalgamated Culture Works
American Civil Liberties Union
Andrew Pearce
Aqua ViTea
ARC Mechanical
Arrowhead Forest Farm
Art on Main
Artemis Fitness
Arthound Gallery
Axels Gallery & Frame Shop
Bank Of NH Pavilion
Basin Harbor
Ben & Jerry’s
Benito’s Hot Sauce
Berkley & Veller Greenwood Country Realtors
Best Tile
Better Living Audiology
Better Middlebury Partnership
Bia Diagnostics
Big Picture Farm
Billings Farm and Museum
Black River Innovation Campus
Black River Produce
Bliss Bee (Awesome Times, LLC)
Bobolink Yarns
Bolton Valley Resort
Bournes Energy
Bramble & Bloom
Brattleboro Chamber Of Commerce
Brattleboro Museum
Brattleboro Retreat
Brattleboro Savings And Loan
Bristol Electronics
The British Clockmaker
Bromley Manor
Brownsville Butcher And Pantry
Bruce Chalmer, Couples And Individual Therapy
Bryan Memorial Gallery
Building Energy
Burlington Acupuncture And Integrative Medicine
Burlington City Arts
Burlington Farmer’s Market
Business Resource Services
Caledonia Spirits
Call2Recycle
Cancer Patient Support Foundation
Canna-Trim
Capstone Community Action
CBD Vermont
Central Vermont Medical Center
Champlain College
Champlain College Online
Champlain College Teacher Apprentice Program
Champlain Community Services
Champlain Housing Trust
Champlain Orchards
Cheese and Wine Traders
Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission
Chroma Technology
Citizen Cider
City Market
City of St. Albans
Clean Yield
Client Centered Financial
Cloud 9 Caterers
Clute Wealth Management
Coldwell Banker-Hickok & Boardman Realty
The Collaborative
Comcast Northeast Division
Common Ground Center
Community College of Vermont
Concept 2 Inc.
Converse Home
Co-op Food Stores
Copley Health Systems
Copper Leaf Financial
CoVantage – Vermont Blue Advantage
Curtis Lumber
CVOEO Champlain Valley Office Of Economic Opportunity
Cygnus Security Consulting
Dairy Farmers of America
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Davis and Hodgdon
DB Mckenna & Company
Dedalus Wine Shop, Market and Wine Bar
DEW Construction Corp
Downs Rachlin Martin
Downtown Rutland Partnership
Downtown Up
Dr. Albert Hardy
Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand
Earl’s Cyclery
East Hill Tree Farm
Eastview At Middlebury
The Edge
Edgewater Gallery
Edgeworks Display
Edward Jones Financial Advisor David Gold
Efficiency Vermont
Ellis Music Company
Empower Med Spa
Energize Vermont
Everyone Eats / Shiftmeals
Evolution Physical Therapy and Yoga
Fairbanks Museum
Farmhouse Group
Ferro Estate And Custom Jewelry
Firstlight
Fleming Museum
Flooring America
Flynn Center
Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty
The Frame Dames
Franklin County Industrial Development Corp.
Front Porch Forum
Full Circle Gardens
Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery
Gallagher, Flynn & Company
Gardener’s Supply
Geobarns
Gifford Medical Center
Girlington Garage
Global Z
Good News Garage
Gordon’s Window Decor
Gravel and Shea PC
Green Lantern Solar
Green Mountain Academy For Lifelong Learning
Green Mountain Spinnery
Green Up Vermont
Greenvest
Greenworks Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association
Grow Compost Inc.
Guardian Ad Litem Program
Guardian Kids Bikes
Hanover Adventure Tours
Hanson & Doremus Investment Management
Harper
Heirloom Hospitality
Heritage Family Credit Union
Hero’s Welcome
Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group
High Mowing Seeds
Higher Ground Music
Hildene
Hill and Hollow Music
Homeshare Vermont
Hopkins Center At Dartmouth College
Horsford’s Nursery
Hosmer Point
Hotel Vermont
Howard Center
ICanMandarin Inc.
Imagetek Labels
Intervale Center
Iyengar Yoga Center of Vermont
Johnson Family Foundation
JP Pest Services
Julie Moir Messervy Design
Junction Frame Shop
Kahm Clinic
Karme Choling
Kinney Drugs
Kirschner Concerts
Kith and Kin
KiwiCo Inc.
Knight Kitchens
Kurn Hattin Homes
Lake Champlain Chocolates
Lake Champlain Waldorf Schools
Landmark College
Latchis Hotel and Theater
Laughing River Yoga
Lawson’s Finest Liquids
Leonardo’s Pizza
Let’s Grow Kids
Lily Hill CBD
Limbwalker Tree Service
Live Young Kitchen
Lyric Theatre
The Mad Taco
Mahe Group, LLC – Bistro de Margot
Maine Energy Systems
Manchester Music Festival
Mansfield Provisions
Maple Capital Management
Maple Sweet Real Estate
Marvelwood School
Mascoma Savings Bank
Mentor Vermont
Michaela Quinlan, Realtor – Hickok Boardman
Middlebury College
Middlebury College Performing Arts
Middlebury Inn
Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op
Milne Travel American Express
Milton Artists’ Guild
Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts
Montpelier Alive
The Mountain Goat
Mountain View Natural Medicine
Mt Ascutney Prevention Partnership
MVP Health Care
My Cube
Nature Conservancy
New England Federal Credit Union
NFI Vermont, Inc.
Nissan Northeast
NOFA-Vermont
North Country Organics
Northeast Delta Dental
Northeastern Reproductive Medicine
Northeastern University
Northern Stage Company
Northern Vermont University
Northfield Savings Bank
Northshire Bookstore
Norwich Solar Technologies
Oak Meadow
Om Fisher Home Inc
OneCare Vermont
Onion River Outdoors
Opera Company of Middlebury
Otter Creek Awnings
Outdoor Gear Exchange
Paramount Theatre
Passumpsic Savings Bank
Pathways Vermont
Patrick’s World’s Finest Granola
Patriot Insurance Company
Paul Frank + Collins
Pauline’s Cafe
People’s United Bank
Pet Food Warehouse
Philo Ridge Farm
The Piano Gallery
The Pines At Rutland
Post
Prentiss Smith And Company
Protect Our Wildlife Vermont
Putney School
QOR 360
Quantum Leap Capital
Quincy Hotel of Enosburg Falls
R.K. Miles
Rabble-Rouser Chocolate & Craft Co.
Rebop Farm
Red Cedar School
Regional Development Corporations Of Vermont
Renoun Skis
Residences At The Essex
Resource
Revels North
Revitalizing Waterbury
Richards Group Insurance and Financial Services
Rikert Nordic Center
Rock Point Advisors
Rock Point School
Ropana Wellness
Rutland Regional Medical Center
Ryegate Small Animal Hospital
Saint Michael’s College
Salem Art Works
Saxtons River Solar
The Scotland House
Seven Days
Seventh Generation
Sheehey Furlong & Behm
Shelburne Museum
Shelburne Orchards
Shiki Wrap
Silo Distillery
Silver Maple Construction
Simon Pearce
Simpson Cabinetry
Skinny Pancake
Skirack
Slate
Small Dog Electronics
Smartwool
Smith And McClain
Solaflect Energy
Southgate Steeplejacks
The Sparkle Barn
Speaking Volumes
Special Olympics Vermont
Spectrum Youth & Family Services
St. Martin’s Publishing
St. Therese Digital Academy
Stark Mountain Woodworking
Sterling College
Stern Center For Language And Learning
Strong Brand Social
Studio Place Arts
Subaru Of New England
Sugarbush Resort
Sugarsnap
Summit School
Summit Wealth Group
SunCommon
Sunset Lake CBD
Swedish Pit
Sweet Cecily
Sweet Clover Market
Switchback Brewing Company
Tarm Biomass
Temple Sinai
Terrace Communities
Thirty Odd
Thornapple Farm
Three Penny Taproom
Trapp Family Lodge
Troy Chromatic Concerts, Inc.
Trust Company Of Vermont
Union Bank
United Way Of Northwest Vermont
University Of Vermont
Upper Valley Haven
Upper Valley Natural Health Center
Upper Valley Waldorf School
US Committee For Refugees And Immigrants
UVM Alumni House
UVM Continuing Education
UVM Event Services
UVM Health Network Home Health & Hospice
VAHHS
Vasta Sports Physical Therapy
VEDA
Vermont Afterschool Inc.
Vermont Area Agencies on Aging
Vermont Arts Council
Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Vermont Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Vermont Bicycle Shop
Vermont Bookshop
Vermont Brewers Association
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
Vermont Care Network
Vermont Center For Emerging Technologies
Vermont Cheese Council
Vermont College of Fine Arts
Vermont Comforts of Home
Vermont Commission on Women
Vermont Commons School
Vermont Community Foundation
Vermont Community Loan Fund
Vermont Council on World Affairs
Vermont Country Store
Vermont Crafts Council
Vermont Curators Group
Vermont Department For Children & Families
Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Vermont Department of Health
Vermont Department of Labor
Vermont Department of Tourism
Vermont Dept of Liquor and Lottery, Division of Liquor Control
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
Vermont Employee Ownership Center
Vermont Energy Contracting & Supply
Vermont Farm Table
Vermont Foodbank
Vermont Fresh Network
Vermont Gynecology
Vermont Handcrafters
Vermont Hempicurean
Vermont Home & Community Garden Network
Vermont Human Rights Commission
Vermont Information Technology Leaders
Vermont International Festival
Vermont Lottery
Vermont Natural Resources Council
Vermont Naturopathic Clinic
Vermont Opera in Concert
Vermont PBS
Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Vermont Pure CBD
Vermont Sheep & Wool Association
Vermont State Dental Society
Vermont State Employee Credit Union
Vermont State Treasurer’s Office
Vermont Surrogacy Network
Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Vermont Timberworks Inc.
Vermont Victory Greenhouses
Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative
Vermont Women’s Fund
Vermont Works For Women
Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
VHFA
Village Square Booksellers
Villanti & Sons Printers
Visiting Nurse & Hospice for VT & NH
VNA & Hospice Southwest Region
Von Bargen Jewelry
VSAC
Waitsfield Farmers Market
Wake Robin
Wanderlust Festival
Waterworks Restaurant
We Clean Heat Pumps
We The People Theatre
Websticker
West Branch Art, LLC
Willing Hands
Winburn Law Offices
Windjammer Restaurant
Windows & Doors by Brownell
Woodstock Area Chamber Of Commerce
Worktrain LLC
Yankee Farm Credit
Yarn
Yoga Roots
Young Writers Project
Zenbarn
Zenbarn Farms

Business Supporters

More than 90 percent of our funding comes from the local community. Click below to see a list of business sponsors and some of the supporters who made our work possible in 2020. Special thanks to the more than 27,000 members who invested in our success last year.

45th Parallel Hemp
A Single Pebble
AARP Vermont
Ace Hardware Dealer Group
Acorn Painting
Affectionately Cats
The Alchemist
Allan H. Day Piano Service
Almartin Volvo
Alpine Family Dental
Alt-E Store
Amalgamated Culture Works
American Civil Liberties Union
Andrew Pearce
Aqua ViTea
ARC Mechanical
Arrowhead Forest Farm
Art on Main
Artemis Fitness
Arthound Gallery
Axels Gallery & Frame Shop
Bank Of NH Pavilion
Basin Harbor
Ben & Jerry’s
Benito’s Hot Sauce
Berkley & Veller Greenwood Country Realtors
Best Tile
Better Living Audiology
Better Middlebury Partnership
Bia Diagnostics
Big Picture Farm
Billings Farm and Museum
Black River Innovation Campus
Black River Produce
Bliss Bee (Awesome Times, LLC)
Bobolink Yarns
Bolton Valley Resort
Bournes Energy
Bramble & Bloom
Brattleboro Chamber Of Commerce
Brattleboro Museum
Brattleboro Retreat
Brattleboro Savings And Loan
Bristol Electronics
The British Clockmaker
Bromley Manor
Brownsville Butcher And Pantry
Bruce Chalmer, Couples And Individual Therapy
Bryan Memorial Gallery
Building Energy
Burlington Acupuncture And Integrative Medicine
Burlington City Arts
Burlington Farmer’s Market
Business Resource Services
Caledonia Spirits
Call2Recycle
Cancer Patient Support Foundation
Canna-Trim
Capstone Community Action
CBD Vermont
Central Vermont Medical Center
Champlain College
Champlain College Online
Champlain College Teacher Apprentice Program
Champlain Community Services
Champlain Housing Trust
Champlain Orchards
Cheese and Wine Traders
Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission
Chroma Technology
Citizen Cider
City Market
City of St. Albans
Clean Yield
Client Centered Financial
Cloud 9 Caterers
Clute Wealth Management
Coldwell Banker-Hickok & Boardman Realty
The Collaborative
Comcast Northeast Division
Common Ground Center
Community College of Vermont
Concept 2 Inc.
Converse Home
Co-op Food Stores
Copley Health Systems
Copper Leaf Financial
CoVantage – Vermont Blue Advantage
Curtis Lumber
CVOEO Champlain Valley Office Of Economic Opportunity
Cygnus Security Consulting
Dairy Farmers of America
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Davis and Hodgdon
DB Mckenna & Company
Dedalus Wine Shop, Market and Wine Bar
DEW Construction Corp
Downs Rachlin Martin
Downtown Rutland Partnership
Downtown Up
Dr. Albert Hardy
Dunkiel Saunders Elliott Raubvogel & Hand
Earl’s Cyclery
East Hill Tree Farm
Eastview At Middlebury
The Edge
Edgewater Gallery
Edgeworks Display
Edward Jones Financial Advisor David Gold
Efficiency Vermont
Ellis Music Company
Empower Med Spa
Energize Vermont
Everyone Eats / Shiftmeals
Evolution Physical Therapy and Yoga
Fairbanks Museum
Farmhouse Group
Ferro Estate And Custom Jewelry
Firstlight
Fleming Museum
Flooring America
Flynn Center
Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty
The Frame Dames
Franklin County Industrial Development Corp.
Front Porch Forum
Full Circle Gardens
Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery
Gallagher, Flynn & Company
Gardener’s Supply
Geobarns
Gifford Medical Center
Girlington Garage
Global Z
Good News Garage
Gordon’s Window Decor
Gravel and Shea PC
Green Lantern Solar
Green Mountain Academy For Lifelong Learning
Green Mountain Spinnery
Green Up Vermont
Greenvest
Greenworks Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association
Grow Compost Inc.
Guardian Ad Litem Program
Guardian Kids Bikes
Hanover Adventure Tours
Hanson & Doremus Investment Management
Harper
Heirloom Hospitality
Heritage Family Credit Union
Hero’s Welcome
Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group
High Mowing Seeds
Higher Ground Music
Hildene
Hill and Hollow Music
Homeshare Vermont
Hopkins Center At Dartmouth College
Horsford’s Nursery
Hosmer Point
Hotel Vermont
Howard Center
ICanMandarin Inc.
Imagetek Labels
Intervale Center
Iyengar Yoga Center of Vermont
Johnson Family Foundation
JP Pest Services
Julie Moir Messervy Design
Junction Frame Shop
Kahm Clinic
Karme Choling
Kinney Drugs
Kirschner Concerts
Kith and Kin
KiwiCo Inc.
Knight Kitchens
Kurn Hattin Homes
Lake Champlain Chocolates
Lake Champlain Waldorf Schools
Landmark College
Latchis Hotel and Theater
Laughing River Yoga
Lawson’s Finest Liquids
Leonardo’s Pizza
Let’s Grow Kids
Lily Hill CBD
Limbwalker Tree Service
Live Young Kitchen
Lyric Theatre
The Mad Taco
Mahe Group, LLC – Bistro de Margot
Maine Energy Systems
Manchester Music Festival
Mansfield Provisions
Maple Capital Management
Maple Sweet Real Estate
Marvelwood School
Mascoma Savings Bank
Mentor Vermont
Michaela Quinlan, Realtor – Hickok Boardman
Middlebury College
Middlebury College Performing Arts
Middlebury Inn
Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op
Milne Travel American Express
Milton Artists’ Guild
Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts
Montpelier Alive
The Mountain Goat
Mountain View Natural Medicine
Mt Ascutney Prevention Partnership
MVP Health Care
My Cube
Nature Conservancy
New England Federal Credit Union
NFI Vermont, Inc.
Nissan Northeast
NOFA-Vermont
North Country Organics
Northeast Delta Dental
Northeastern Reproductive Medicine
Northeastern University
Northern Stage Company
Northern Vermont University
Northfield Savings Bank
Northshire Bookstore
Norwich Solar Technologies
Oak Meadow
Om Fisher Home Inc
OneCare Vermont
Onion River Outdoors
Opera Company of Middlebury
Otter Creek Awnings
Outdoor Gear Exchange
Paramount Theatre
Passumpsic Savings Bank
Pathways Vermont
Patrick’s World’s Finest Granola
Patriot Insurance Company
Paul Frank + Collins
Pauline’s Cafe
People’s United Bank
Pet Food Warehouse
Philo Ridge Farm
The Piano Gallery
The Pines At Rutland
Post
Prentiss Smith And Company
Protect Our Wildlife Vermont
Putney School
QOR 360
Quantum Leap Capital
Quincy Hotel of Enosburg Falls
R.K. Miles
Rabble-Rouser Chocolate & Craft Co.
Rebop Farm
Red Cedar School
Regional Development Corporations Of Vermont
Renoun Skis
Residences At The Essex
Resource
Revels North
Revitalizing Waterbury
Richards Group Insurance and Financial Services
Rikert Nordic Center
Rock Point Advisors
Rock Point School
Ropana Wellness
Rutland Regional Medical Center
Ryegate Small Animal Hospital
Saint Michael’s College
Salem Art Works
Saxtons River Solar
The Scotland House
Seven Days
Seventh Generation
Sheehey Furlong & Behm
Shelburne Museum
Shelburne Orchards
Shiki Wrap
Silo Distillery
Silver Maple Construction
Simon Pearce
Simpson Cabinetry
Skinny Pancake
Skirack
Slate
Small Dog Electronics
Smartwool
Smith And McClain
Solaflect Energy
Southgate Steeplejacks
The Sparkle Barn
Speaking Volumes
Special Olympics Vermont
Spectrum Youth & Family Services
St. Martin’s Publishing
St. Therese Digital Academy
Stark Mountain Woodworking
Sterling College
Stern Center For Language And Learning
Strong Brand Social
Studio Place Arts
Subaru Of New England
Sugarbush Resort
Sugarsnap
Summit School
Summit Wealth Group
SunCommon
Sunset Lake CBD
Swedish Pit
Sweet Cecily
Sweet Clover Market
Switchback Brewing Company
Tarm Biomass
Temple Sinai
Terrace Communities
Thirty Odd
Thornapple Farm
Three Penny Taproom
Trapp Family Lodge
Troy Chromatic Concerts, Inc.
Trust Company Of Vermont
Union Bank
United Way Of Northwest Vermont
University Of Vermont
Upper Valley Haven
Upper Valley Natural Health Center
Upper Valley Waldorf School
US Committee For Refugees And Immigrants
UVM Alumni House
UVM Continuing Education
UVM Event Services
UVM Health Network Home Health & Hospice
VAHHS
Vasta Sports Physical Therapy
VEDA
Vermont Afterschool Inc.
Vermont Area Agencies on Aging
Vermont Arts Council
Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Vermont Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Vermont Bicycle Shop
Vermont Bookshop
Vermont Brewers Association
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility
Vermont Care Network
Vermont Center For Emerging Technologies
Vermont Cheese Council
Vermont College of Fine Arts
Vermont Comforts of Home
Vermont Commission on Women
Vermont Commons School
Vermont Community Foundation
Vermont Community Loan Fund
Vermont Council on World Affairs
Vermont Country Store
Vermont Crafts Council
Vermont Curators Group
Vermont Department For Children & Families
Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Vermont Department of Health
Vermont Department of Labor
Vermont Department of Tourism
Vermont Dept of Liquor and Lottery, Division of Liquor Control
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
Vermont Employee Ownership Center
Vermont Energy Contracting & Supply
Vermont Farm Table
Vermont Foodbank
Vermont Fresh Network
Vermont Gynecology
Vermont Handcrafters
Vermont Hempicurean
Vermont Home & Community Garden Network
Vermont Human Rights Commission
Vermont Information Technology Leaders
Vermont International Festival
Vermont Lottery
Vermont Natural Resources Council
Vermont Naturopathic Clinic
Vermont Opera in Concert
Vermont PBS
Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Vermont Pure CBD
Vermont Sheep & Wool Association
Vermont State Dental Society
Vermont State Employee Credit Union
Vermont State Treasurer’s Office
Vermont Surrogacy Network
Vermont Symphony Orchestra
Vermont Timberworks Inc.
Vermont Victory Greenhouses
Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative
Vermont Women’s Fund
Vermont Works For Women
Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
VHFA
Village Square Booksellers
Villanti & Sons Printers
Visiting Nurse & Hospice for VT & NH
VNA & Hospice Southwest Region
Von Bargen Jewelry
VSAC
Waitsfield Farmers Market
Wake Robin
Wanderlust Festival
Waterworks Restaurant
We Clean Heat Pumps
We The People Theatre
Websticker
West Branch Art, LLC
Willing Hands
Winburn Law Offices
Windjammer Restaurant
Windows & Doors by Brownell
Woodstock Area Chamber Of Commerce
Worktrain LLC
Yankee Farm Credit
Yarn
Yoga Roots
Young Writers Project
Zenbarn
Zenbarn Farms

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Anna Van Dine, Reporter
John Van Hoesen, Senior Vice President & Chief Content Officer
Ray Vega, Host, Friday Night Jazz
Noah Villamarin-Cutter, Digital Services Specialist
Howard Weiss-Tisman, Southern Vermont Reporter
Mitch Wertlieb, Morning Edition Host/Reporter
Zachary West, Development Services Coordinator
Aja Zoecklein, Corporate Support Associate

VPR Staff

Emily Aiken, Vermont Edition Producer
Frank Alwine, Broadcast Engineer-Studio
Karen Anderson, Traffic Specialist
Kari Anderson, Director of Programming
Sarah Ashworth, Vice President of News
John Billingsley, Production Engineer
Lesli Blount, Director of Corporate Support
Melody Bodette, Senior Producer: But Why and Special Projects
Lydia Brown, Vermont Edition Managing Producer
Shayne Campbell, Custodian
Ryan Chartier, Associate Director of Major Giving
Liam Connors, Reporter
Mark Davis, Managing Editor of News
Bryant Denton, Technology Services Associate
Kelley DesLauriers, Receptionist & Administrative Support
Heather Dieringer, Vice President of Strategy
John Dillon, Senior Reporter
Mary Engisch, Host/Reporter & Senior Producer
Peter Engisch, Production Engineer
Gail England, Senior Corporate Support Associate
Henry Epp, All Things Considered Host/Reporter
Angela Evancie, Director of Engagement Journalism & Executive Producer of Brave Little State
Cody Fiala, Director of Development Services
Scott Finn, President & CEO
Liz Fullerton, Operations Specialist/Announcer
Abagael Giles, Digital Producer
Peter Hirschfeld, Capital Bureau Reporter
Jennifer Jarecki, Corporate Support Associate
Nina Keck, Senior Reporter
Laurie Kigonya, Director of Facilities & Sustainability
Aaron Kimball, Announcer
Brendan Kinney, Senior Vice President for Development & Marketing
Bob Kinzel, Senior Reporter/Vermont Edition Host
Leanne Klyza Linck, Director of Major Giving
Haley LaBonte-Davey, Corporate Support Associate
Lise Larivee, Human Resources Generalist
Jane Lindholm, Host and Executive Producer: But Why and Special Projects

Board of Directors

Learn more about VPR’s Board Of Directors, including a schedule of upcoming meetings.

Bob Allen, Dorset, VT
Dawn Andrews, Cabot, VT
Charlie Browne, Barnet, VT
Lane Fury, Barre, VT
Elizabeth Glenshaw, Lyme, NH
Garrett Graff, Burlington, VT
Wayne Granquist, Weston, VT, Vice Chair
Joyce Judy, Waterbury, VT
Molly Lambert, Swanton, VT
Ellen McCulloch-Lovell, Montpelier, VT
Scott McArdle, Starksboro, VT, Secretary
Orly Munzing, East Dummerston, VT
Nicole Ravlin, Shelburne, VT, Chair
Willemien Dingemans Miller, Norwich, VT
Brad Robertson, Essex, VT
Steve Swayne, Quechee, VT
Peggy Williams, Johnson, VT, Treasurer
Bob Young, Proctor, VT
Scott Finn, Jericho, VT, VPR President & CEO – ex officio

Board of Directors

Learn more about VPR’s Board Of Directors, including a schedule of upcoming meetings.

Bob Allen, Dorset, VT
Dawn Andrews, Cabot, VT
Charlie Browne, Barnet, VT
Lane Fury, Barre, VT
Elizabeth Glenshaw, Lyme, NH
Garrett Graff, Burlington, VT
Wayne Granquist, Weston, VT, Vice Chair
Joyce Judy, Waterbury, VT
Molly Lambert, Swanton, VT
Ellen McCulloch-Lovell, Montpelier, VT
Scott McArdle, Starksboro, VT, Secretary
Orly Munzing, East Dummerston, VT
Nicole Ravlin, Shelburne, VT, Chair
Willemien Dingemans Miller, Norwich, VT
Brad Robertson, Essex, VT
Steve Swayne, Quechee, VT
Peggy Williams, Johnson, VT, Treasurer
Bob Young, Proctor, VT
Scott Finn, Jericho, VT, VPR President & CEO – ex officio

Community Forum

VPR’s Community Forum is a volunteer group that provides community input to VPR about its programming and public service. During each two-year term, Community Forum members learn how VPR works behind the scenes, meet our staff and provide feedback about our programming and public service. They discuss the goals of public radio and serve as ambassadors for VPR in their community.

Edgar Algiere, South Hero
Vanessa Almony, Orwell
Julie Augostino, Saint Albans
Gabrielle Bills, Williston
Julia Bochenska, East Montpelier
Eileen Boland, Wheelock
Phil Branton, Stowe
Alice Christian, Colchester
Mary L. Collins, Lake Elmore
Alec Gerster, Manchester Center
Charlie Gingo, Bennington
Erin Grogan, Reading
Rya Hardee-Fauth, Burlington
Ian Hefele, Vernon
John Henle, Montpelier
Laurie Indenbaum, Athens
Judith Jackson, Irasburg
Robyn King, North Ferrisburgh
Pam Ladds, Newport City
Alison Logan, Colchester
Mark Massucco, Winooski
Rick McCraw, Hinesburg
Ashley Moore, Montpelier
Emmet Moseley, Lincoln
Donny Osmanv, Plainfield
Serena Parnau, Burlington
Lisa Pawlik, Underhill
Don Perdue, New Haven
Titus Presler, Montgomery
Helen Reid, Colchester
Matt Senger, Thetford Center
Andrea Sharp, Essex Junction
Mason Singer, Calais
Annie Stratton, Brandon
Bethany Thies, Brattleboro
Andy Toy, Starksboro
Marlena Valenta, Enosburg Falls
Rick Wold, Benton, NH
Jenn Wood, Grand Isle

Steering Commitee

Lane Fury – Member of VPR’s Board of Directors
Steve Swayne – Member of VPR’s Board of Directors
Vanessa Arbour – Member of previous Community Forum from Burlington
Stephen D’Agostino – Member of previous Community Forum from Reading
John Van Hoesen – VPR Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer

Community Forum

VPR’s Community Forum is a volunteer group that provides community input to VPR about its programming and public service. During each two-year term, Community Forum members learn how VPR works behind the scenes, meet our staff and provide feedback about our programming and public service. They discuss the goals of public radio and serve as ambassadors for VPR in their community.

Edgar Algiere, South Hero
Vanessa Almony, Orwell
Julie Augostino, Saint Albans
Gabrielle Bills, Williston
Julia Bochenska, East Montpelier
Eileen Boland, Wheelock
Phil Branton, Stowe
Alice Christian, Colchester
Mary L. Collins, Lake Elmore
Alec Gerster, Manchester Center
Charlie Gingo, Bennington
Erin Grogan, Reading
Rya Hardee-Fauth, Burlington
Ian Hefele, Vernon
John Henle, Montpelier
Laurie Indenbaum, Athens
Judith Jackson, Irasburg
Robyn King, North Ferrisburgh
Pam Ladds, Newport City
Alison Logan, Colchester
Mark Massucco, Winooski
Rick McCraw, Hinesburg
Ashley Moore, Montpelier
Emmet Moseley, Lincoln
Donny Osmanv, Plainfield
Serena Parnau, Burlington
Lisa Pawlik, Underhill
Don Perdue, New Haven
Titus Presler, Montgomery
Helen Reid, Colchester
Matt Senger, Thetford Center
Andrea Sharp, Essex Junction
Mason Singer, Calais
Annie Stratton, Brandon
Bethany Thies, Brattleboro
Andy Toy, Starksboro
Marlena Valenta, Enosburg Falls
Rick Wold, Benton, NH
Jenn Wood, Grand Isle

Steering Commitee

Lane Fury – Member of VPR’s Board of Directors
Steve Swayne – Member of VPR’s Board of Directors
Vanessa Arbour – Member of previous Community Forum from Burlington
Stephen D’Agostino – Member of previous Community Forum from Reading
John Van Hoesen – VPR Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer

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