The Vermont Community Foundation and the High Meadows Fund are each welcoming a two-year fellow to their respective philanthropic teams.
Brockton Corbett, who graduated this Spring from Northern Vermont University-Johnson with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Environmental Science: Analysis and Assessment, will join the Grants and Community Investments team at the Community Foundation as the inaugural David Rahr Community Philanthropy Fellow. The fellowship is designed for a recent college graduate to gain exposure to the many ways philanthropy can be used to strengthen the economic, civil, social, and cultural fabric of Vermont communities.
Bobby Lussier, a 2019 graduate of Princeton University, has been hired as the new Environmental Philanthropy Associate at the High Meadows Fund, a supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation. Bobby graduated with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Architecture. Bobby’s experience at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Solar Energy Foundation in the Philippines, and as a host for a radio talk show centered on environmental justice and activism will drive his work at the High Meadows Fund.
“The fellowship at the Vermont Community Foundation, into which Brockton is stepping, was created in honor of David Rahr, our founding president,” said Sarah Waring, vice president for grants and community investments. “In David’s spirit of curiosity and engagement, we’re thrilled that Brockton will learn deeply about the challenges and opportunities facing Vermont communities while he contributes to the grantmaking of our team. As a recent college graduate and a lifelong Vermonter, Brockton’s fresh perspective will be of immeasurable value!”
“Bobby is an engineer and a storyteller, and we’re excited to see him apply his technical understanding of environmental challenges towards community engagement and communication,” said Gaye Symington, the president of the High Meadows Fund. “He’s been station manager of WPRB Princeton, a community-focused radio station that largely relies on volunteer energy. That’s important background for the work we support in Vermont communities and watersheds.”