The power of art to inspire, comfort, and stretch the imagination is something all people can benefit from—not just those who can find their way to a museum, pay for a concert ticket, or hire a piano teacher for their children. Philanthropy can help increase access, nourish the artistic spirit, and support Vermont's creative economy at a time when it hasn't fully rebounded from the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the summer of 2021 fades, it leaves us with searing images of forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and humanitarian crises. Now many people are rightly asking and thinking, what can I do, where can I give? Here are three considerations for fundholders and donors.