Staff Blog

This is a space where Foundation staff share their thoughts and musings on giving and community:

Vermont Community Foundation President Stuart Comstock-Gay shares his thoughts on giving & community.
Posted by: Stuart Comstock-Gay on 2/17/2015 | 0 Comments
You may have seen a remarkable bit of good news that made the rounds a few weeks ago: the Carter Center, a nonprofit philanthropic organization founded by former president Jimmy Carter, announced that guinea worm disease—a debilitating and nightmarish affliction that 30 years ago affected an estimated 3.5 million people in 20 countries—is on the verge of becoming only the second disease to be eradicated from the planet. It is a truly monumental accomplishment.
Posted by: Stuart Comstock-Gay on 2/3/2015 | 0 Comments
Humble. If there were one word that ought to drive philanthropists, that’s it. I am not saying it is always a word that does drive us. I am saying it ought to be... Stu offers his thoughts on humility, philanthropy, and Bill Gates.