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As I finish my time with the Vermont Community Foundation, many of you have asked for my closing thoughts. There are far too many to share, and I did much of that in my previous blog. But on further reflection, there are a few more things I’d like to say. As I leave the state, I am struck by four over-arching questions. They are questions we’ve been thinking about at the Foundation, and they are the same questions I posited in the introduction to our new Opportunity report. They are questions worth repeating.
I will confront some of the same issues (though not all of them) in Delaware. And there will be new ones. But for Vermont, these are the issues on my mind, and I’m eager to see how the state wrestles with them.
And with that, I bid a fond farewell to this unbelievable, fabulous, warm, engaging, creative state. I’ve loved my time here, the close friendships my wife Lucy and I have developed, the beauty of the state, and the fact that you really can do big things in this place.
I hope you will stay in touch. I’ll be easy to find at the Delaware Community Foundation. This blog—“What’s Stu-ing?”—will be revived in Delaware once I’m there. And I also hope you’ll let me know what you’re up to. I’ll certainly be watching Vermont.