Vermont Humanities

Christopher Kaufman Ilstrup

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Christopher Kaufman Ilstrup wears black glasses and a purple shirt and smiles standing in front of a green outdoor backgroundExecutive Director

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Christopher became Vermont Humanities’ third executive director in August 2018. He previously served as a Senior Philanthropic Advisor at the Vermont Community Foundation for 10 years. He has held leadership roles at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Outright Vermont, and Rural Vermont, and was the first Executive Director of the RU12? Community Center (now the Pride Center of Vermont.)  He was a cofounder of both the SafeSpace Anti-Violence program and the Vermont Diversity Health Project.  He holds a AB degree in Dance and Drama from Kenyon College and an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics.


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Vermont Humanities*** December 24, 2021