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: Dan Smith on 3/13/2020 | 0 Comments
President & CEO Dan Smith shares his thoughts on COVID-19 and how important it is that we come together to support one another and our most vulnerable neighbors, even as we practice social distancing.
Posted by: Dan Smith on 12/22/2019 | 0 Comments

If you are driving north on Interstate 89 and you get off at Exit 4 and turn left towards downtown Randolph, you’ll see this stunning image. (photo by Zac Freeman) The image of Whale Dance is particularly remarkable at the beginning or end of day, when the shadows are long and the colors roll through the valley and pool at the base of Braintree Mountain.

Posted by: Dan Smith on 7/24/2019 | 0 Comments

The first time I heard Raj Chetty live was in April 2017 in Boston at a Center for Effective Philanthropy conference. Chetty, who received a MacArthur Genius grant in 2012, is widely considered one of the most influential social scientists working today.

Posted by: Dan Smith on 3/22/2019 | 0 Comments
Pleased to share this commentary from our Board Chair Meg Seely, a longtime early child care professional from Bridgewater.
Posted by: Dan Smith on 2/20/2019 | 0 Comments
We're pleased to share this commentary written by Liz Schlegel and Jen Kimmich from the Alchemist Foundation and Brewery respectively.
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