Meet the 2023 Fundraising & Development Cohort!

Common Good VT is pleased to announce the members of the 2023 Fundraising & Development Certificate Program! This year’s program is filled to capacity and had a particularly high application rate.

These 30 individuals representing organizations from across the state were selected from an exceptional pool of applicants. They kicked off their learning journey with Common Good VT and Lead Instructor Jenn Hayslett last month, and we have to say, we are very excited to be working with this group! Between now and September, they will create a development plan tailored to their organization’s needs, with one-on-one coaching and peer learning support.

Join us in celebrating their first steps in this work and cheer them on as they build the skills that will help them to advance (and fund) their missions!

2023 Cohort

All Brains Belong VT: Mel Houser, Executive Director
American Precision Museum: Devon Kuhrau, Development Associate
BarnArts: Olivia Piepmeier, Communications & Admin Manager
C.I.D.E.R: Jordan Posner, Executive Director
Carving Studio & Sculpture Center: Olivia Boughton, Administrative Assistant
CCTV Center for Media & Democracy: Bobby Lussier, Development Director
Central Vermont Council on Aging: Leanne Hoppe, Development and Communications Specialist
Community Asylum Seekers Project: Christine Colascione, Board Secretary/Fundraising Committee
Dismas of Vermont: Jeff Backus, Director of Development
Good Samaritan Haven: Meredith Warner, Development Officer
Kingdom Trail Association: Jodi Flanagan, Development Director
Out in the Open: Jas Wheeler, New Development Director
Pride Center of Vermont: Phoebe Zorn, Director of Development & Communications
River Arts: Kyle Nuse, Director of Development
River Arts: Stephanie Drews-Sheldon, Executive Director
Sunrise Family Resource Center: Sarah Livingstone, Grants and Communications Specialist
The Root Social Justice Center: Shela Linton, Executive Director
Turning Point Center of Addison County, Inc: Danielle Wallace, Executive Director
Turning Point Center of Chittenden County: Kim Mercer, Director of Marketing & Development
United Way of Northwest VT: Katie Alexander, Strategic Initiatives & Special Projects Coordinator
United Way of Northwest VT: Steven Maluenda, Grants Compliance Coordinator
Vermont Afterschool: Seth Hibbert, Communications and Development Coordinator
Vermont CARES: Melissa Farr, Director of Operations and Services
Vermont Fresh Network: Tara Pereira, Executive Director
Vermont Professionals of Color Network: Weiwei Wang, Director of Operations/Development
Vermont Racial Justice Alliance: Isaac Owusu, Director of Community Engagement and Support
Vermont Stage Company: Noah Blocker-Glynn, Executive Director
Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund: Sydney Lucia, Grants and Fund Development Manager
VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region: Brooke Duffy, Annual Fund and Special Events Manager
VT Racial Justice Alliance d.b.a. Richard Kemp Center: Christine Hughes, Director

Learn more about the Fundraising & Development Certificate Program, and inquire about the 2024 program, HERE!