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Millennial Philanthropy Project

Vermont Foodbank Millennial Philanthropist Project
What comes to mind when you hear people talking about Millennials and philanthropy? Are Millennials hesitant to call themselves philanthropists? Or, as Phil Kolling says in our video, “giving what you can is being a philanthropist”? Vermont Foodbank Millennial Philanthropy Project The McClure Foundation, a supporter of the Vermont Foodbank, practices what it calls “project-oriented, [...]
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Vermont Conversation with David Goodman: New Face of Hunger

David Goodman, host of the Vermont Conversation on WDEV, recently spoke with John Sayles, Vermont Foodbank CEO, Rob Meehan, Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf director, and Charles Knoll, a food shelf client, about the new face of hunger in Vermont.  They discussed the “perfect storm” of rising hunger and declining donations nationally and locally, as well [...]
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Millennial Philanthropist Project: Featuring Cathie Pelchat

We’ll be featuring Millennial Philanthropists in a blog series this month, asking them a few brief questions about why they give and get involved with causes.  For more info, visit our Millennial Philanthropist Project. Now we’d like to introduce Cathie Pelchat.  She was born in Quebec, raised in Miami and now resides in Waitsfield, Vermont. [...]
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Millennial Philanthropist Project: Featuring Joe Gaetani

Millennial Philanthropist Project: Joe Gaetani
We’ll be featuring Millennial Philanthropists in a blog series this month, asking them a few brief questions about why they give and get involved with causes.  For more info, visit our Millennial Philanthropist Project. Now we’d like to introduce Joe Gaetani, a 30-year-old videographer, editor and owner at Rightside Productions.  Joe produced the video associated [...]
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Millennial Philanthropist Project: Featuring Philip Kolling

Millennial Philanthropist Project: Phillip Kolling
We’ll be featuring Millennial Philanthropists in a blog series this month, asking them a few brief questions about why they give and get involved with causes.  For more info, visit our Millennial Philanthropist Project. First up, we’d like to introduce Philip Kolling. Phil is a 30 year old dad, husband, student, SerVermont Executive Director, outdoorsman, [...]
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2014 Hunger Action Conference [Photos]

Vermont Foodbank Hunger Action Conference
The 2014 Hunger Action Conference was held Friday, May 9, 2014 in Burlington, Vermont.  Nearly 300 anti-hunger advocates gathered to discuss whole-systems collaboration, mindfulness in leadership, new approaches to supporting neighbors in need and, of course, anti-hunger strategies, research and best practices.  Here are photos from the Conference: For more information on the Hunger Action [...]
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