Christopher Kaufman Ilstrup – Executive Director
In 2022, we worked closely with the Center for Cartoon Studies and the Vermont Secretary of State’s Office to create, publish, and distribute a graphic guide about the past, present, and promise of democracy and civics in our brave little state. Freedom and Unity: A Graphic Guide to Civics and Democracy in Vermont is the answer to that challenge.
Chelsea Cockrell Lafayette – Director of Development and Communications
There was no question that best-selling author Jason Reynolds’ visit to Vermont was going to be among our highlights of 2022.
Jacob Pelletier – Community Programs Officer
We Contain Multitudes author Sarah Henstra wrapped up our 2021-22 season for one of our favorite programs, Vermont Reads. We distributed almost 3,000 copies of her books to be used in over 50 programs across the state.
Kathryn Tufano – Development and Data Officer
Sometimes the quiet moments have the most impact, like a surprise visit to our offices from someone deeply impacted by one of our First Wednesdays programs with Keysi Montás.
Noel Clark – Communications Officer
Venturing out in the world to public events was both restorative and risky for many during the pandemic. Yet attending Words in the Woods with musician Bryan Blanchette, and taking in a holiday play with the family that was funded by a humanities grant kept us energized.