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Our Mission

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Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see”

John F. Kennedy


It is our guiding principal that we can affect the greatest impact on the future by supporting programs that seek to enrich the lives of youth. We use our resources to undergird the efforts of organizations that offer a wide variety of services and opportunities to children and adolescents. In doing so, we hope to promote knowledge, creativity, leadership and good health in the next generation of Vermonters.

Organizations that have received our support in the past include those that offer opportunities for; improved health and welfare, education, job and skills training, creative instruction and experiences, leadership roles, service to at-risk and special needs youth, exposure to the natural world and unique experiences that broaden perspectives. We prefer to partner with groups that have identified consequential needs or enrichment opportunities and have articulated a thoughtful and effective approach toward addressing them.