Annual Report

EXPLORING THE WHOLE VERMONT STORY, TOGETHER.

A Note From VPR’s President

Dear VPR Supporter,

In so many ways, 2016 was a year of tremendous achievement for Vermont Public Radio.

  • VPR saw its largest audience ever both on the air and online. More people than ever are listening, engaging and sharing VPR’s content.
  • The expansion and renovation of our headquarters in Colchester were completed, providing a collaborative space for VPR to do its best work and open its doors to the public in new ways.
  • The VPR Next Capital Campaign, which funded the expansion and the VPR Innovation Fund for future programming and projects, grew closer to meeting its $10M goal.
  • The 2016 election and the deeply divided electorate left VPR more committed than ever to serve our community with independent, fact-based journalism that supports civic engagement and a healthy democracy.
  • VPR embarked on a powerful strategic plan that will shape, strengthen and focus our work in the coming years.

This past year was filled with accomplishments to build upon as we look ahead to 2017 and began our 40th year of public service. Throughout the decades VPR has provided a source for independent news, has inspired new ideas and new voices, has highlighted local music and musicians, and has told powerful stories that become the topic of our daily conversations. Those conversations – whether they happen on-air during Vermont Edition, on social media or in person with friends, family and neighbors – create an informed public and an engaged community. They demonstrate the important role that public radio plays in our society today as VPR works towards our vision of exploring the whole Vermont story, together.

Our impact and achievements over the past year were made possible thanks to the generous support of individual donors, foundations, and business underwriters. Thank you for placing your trust in us—and for supporting VPR’s mission.

All the best,

Robin-Turnau-sig

Robin Turnau
VPR President & CEO

VPR provides an essential and trusted independent voice for news, information, music and cultural exploration for the people of our region.

FY2016 FINANCIAL REPORT

Fiscal Year: October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016. Click here to review VPR’s audited financial statements.

Revenues

RevenuesFY2016FY2015
Membership & Individual Giving$4,539,161$4,621,212
Underwriting$2,046,279$2,040,435
Donated Goods & Services$898,328$838,882
Corporation For Public Broadcasting$768,364$603,025
Investment Income$418,585$192,970
Telecasting, Production & Other$130,218$97,253
Contribution - Operating$23,328$17,646
Total Revenues$8,824,263$8,411,423

Expenses

ExpensesFY2016FY2015
Programming & Services$6,287,283$6,002,010
Fundraising & Development$1,210,040$1,376,513
Management & Administration$1,353,472$1,023,056
Total Expenses*$8,850,795$8,401,579

*excludes depreciation expense

10-year Membership Trend

2016 VPR Membership Growth

In FY16, 27,265 donors invested more than $4,506,763 in VPR’s programming and services.

OUR PUBLIC SERVICE

Who We Serve

Weekly Listeners

206,400

(Nielsen Audio Fall 2016 National Regional Database, Persons 12+ M-Su 6a-12m)

Monthly VPR.net Visitors

184,592

Broadcast Stations

27

People Who Can Tune To VPR Stations At Home*

1.76 Million

* In the U.S.

What We Do

Weekly
Local
Newscasts

78

Hours of
Locally-Hosted Music Per Week

63

Hours of Local Public Affairs Programming Per Week

10

Locally-Produced Programs, Podcasts and Segments

30

HIGHLIGHTS

Election 2016

Throughout the campaign season, VPR produced comprehensive election coverage on the air and online.

How The Iowa Caucus Works, In 2 Minutes (Starring Legos)

Reporting From Iowa, New Hampshire And the DNC

VPR reporters traveled to Iowa, New Hampshire and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, sharing stories of voters and the Vermont delegation. We asked for your questions in advance and worked to answer them during the trip.

Its Time to Vote Vermont

Time To Vote Guide

VPR’s Time To Vote guide provided a comprehensive look at the candidates for statewide office, to help listeners make informed, last-minute voting decisions.

The VPR Poll

The VPR Poll

Three statewide polls commissioned by VPR throughout the campaign season gauged Vermonters’ opinions on issues and candidates.

VPR Debate Series

Vermont Edition’s Debate Week

Vermont Edition‘s debate series gave listeners the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates and hear a thoughtful dialogue that went beyond soundbites and rhetoric.

Vermont Election Night

Election Night

Finally, VPR and NPR were there all day and all night on Election Day – and in the weeks and months since.

Podcasts

VPR launched two original podcasts in 2016.

But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

But Why

But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids is VPR’s podcast for children ages 4-10 and their adults. Hosted by Jane Lindholm and produced by Melody Bodette, But Why tackles topics large and small, from “Why don’t people have tails?” to “Why are there so many religions?” to “How do bears sleep all winter?” Kids ask the questions and we find the answers. In its first year of production, the podcast received questions from kids in 42 states and Washington, DC, 22 countries and 7 Canadian provinces.

Brave Little State Podcast Vermont

Brave Little State

Most decisions about the news you hear and read and watch every day are made by somebody else. Brave Little State turns that traditional model on its ear and lets listeners ask the questions. Hosted by Angela Evancie and featuring VPR reporters, the monthly podcast investigates questions asked by listeners about Vermont, our region or its people. Listeners vote on the questions they want answered, and we tackle the answering part together.

In-depth News & Reporting

You count on VPR to dig deep – beyond the headlines, through close examination of the issues that affect us as a state. The VPR News team continues to bring a vital depth of knowledge to the community and hold people in power to account.

New England News Collaborative

Eight public media organizations in New England, including VPR, received a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to establish a regional news collaboration. The New England News Collaborative focuses on the region’s energy usage, climate, transportation infrastructure, and its people and immigration issues. VPR’s NENC reporter is Kathleen Masterson. You can hear her reporting throughout the week as well on NEXT which airs Sundays at noon.

Vermont EB-5 Scandal

The Big Stories Of 2016

As the year began, of course, there were major political campaigns underway, nationally and here in Vermont. But over the course of the year multiple issues arose affecting Vermonters that VPR News covered with depth and breadth, including the debate over refugee resettlement, water contamination and a Ponzi-like scheme to defraud investors.

GMP Staff Bonuses Charged To Customers Highlight Concerns About State Regulation Of Utilities

VPR Investigation: Alternative Regulation

A VPR investigation found that regulators have allowed Green Mountain Power to collect millions of dollars from customers to cover costs that didn’t meet the regulators’ own standards. State regulators are making GMP customers reimburse the company for bonuses paid to salaried staff during an intense storm that caused thousands of outages.

Music & Stories

Live From The Fort

Live From The Fort, VPR’s online video concert series, featured the John Daly Trio, Flynn feat. Myra Flynn, Dwight & Nicole and more, recorded at Ethan Allen studios in Colchester. We also took the show on the road while our studios were under construction with recording showcases at The Skinny Pancake in Burlington and Winooski’s Waking Windows festival.

StoryCorps in Vermont

StoryCorps in Vermont

As part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour, StoryCorps spent August collecting stories from Vermonters in front of the ECHO Center in Burlington.

Bach & Brews Vermont

Bach & Brews

VPR Classical set out to make classical music more accessible with its series of chamber music reading parties, Bach & Brews. The events brought classical music into casual venues, allowing people to discover great music in unexpected places.

AWARDS

VPR has won more than 80 awards in the last 10 years for its programming, website, fundraising, workplace and overall excellence.

Vermont Public Radio and its staff received significant industry recognition in 2016.

National PRNDI Awards

Vermont Public Radio was recognized by the Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI) with national awards for its news reporting in 2016:

Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

Vermont Public Radio won five regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA):

Jack Barry Award 2016

The Friends of Recovery Vermont honored VPR for its “State of Recovery” series examining how Vermont is managing its opioid epidemic. The award “honors Vermont Public Radio for its stellar work in effectively communicating the power of recovery.”

Best Places To Work In Vermont

Vermont Public Radio was named one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in Vermont by Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ted Adler
Burlington, VT

Dawn Andrews
Cabot, VT

Nancy Rowden Brock
Waterbury Center, VT

Charlie Browne
Barnet, VT

Stan Fishkin
Chittenden, VT

Marsha Fonteyn
Poultney, VT

Elizabeth Glenshaw
Lyme, NH

Garrett Graff
Burlington, VT

Wayne Granquist
Weston, VT

Charlie Kireker – Chair
Weybridge, VT

Ellen McCulloch-Lovell
Montpelier, VT

Scott McArdle – Secretary
Starksboro, VT

Nicole Ravlin
Shelburne, VT

Brad Robertson
Essex, VT

Andrea Rogers
Burlington, VT

Steven Swayne
Quechee, VT

Peggy Williams – Chair
Johnson, VT

Bob Young – Treasurer
Proctor, VT

Robin Turnau, VPR President & CEO
Colchester, VT

Learn more about VPR’s Board Of Directors, including a schedule of upcoming meetings.
Special thanks to Tom Johnson, Perez Ehrich, April Cornell, Peter Swift, and Pennie Beach for their service on the VPR Board of Directors.

STAFF

Leadership Team

Robin Turnau, President & CEOJohn Van Hoesen, Senior Vice President & Chief Content Officer
Joe Tymecki, Chief Technology Officer
Brian Donahue, Vice President for Finance & Administration/CFO
Brendan Kinney, Vice President for Development & Marketing

Finance & Administration

Madelyn Cataford, Controller
Will Ricker, Executive Coordinator
Heather Dieringer, Project Manager
Laura Schoenfeld, Staff Accountant
Lisa Larivee, Human Resources Support Associate

Development & Marketing

Lesli Blount, Director of Corporate Support
Tamika Davis, Director of Individual Giving
Gail England, Senior Corporate Support Associate
Cody Fiala, Development Services Manager
Jill Haas, Development Associate
Leanne Klyza-Linck, Manager of Philanthropic Giving
Haley Labonte-Davey, Corporate Support Associate
Jean Murphy, Sustaining Membership Coordinator
Francesca Orsini, Development Services Coordinator
Michelle Owens, Manager of Marketing & Communications
Will Pearson, Corporate Support Associate
Ty Robertson, Coordinator of Community Engagement
Anna Ste. Marie, Audience Services Associate

News

Melody Bodette, Addison/Franklin County Correspondent/But Why Producer
Ric Cengeri, Vermont Edition Producer & 'VPR Café' Host
Patti Daniels, Vermont Edition Executive Producer
John Dillon, News Director
Taylor Dobbs, Digital Reporter
Liam Elder-Connors, Morning Edition Producer
Angela Evancie, Digital Editor for News
Sam Gale Rosen, Vermont Edition Producer
Peter Hirschfeld, Capital Bureau Reporter
Nina Keck, Rutland County Correspondent
Bob Kinzel, Senior Reporter/Vermont Edition Host
Amy Noyes, Public Post Reporter/Producer
Jane Lindholm, Vermont Edition Host/But Why Host
Meg Malone, Vermont Edition Digital Producer
Kathleen Masterson, New England News Collaborative Reporter
Lynne McCrea, Special Projects Producer/Reporter
Annie Russell, Deputy News Director
Rebecca Sananes, Upper Valley Reporter
Betty Smith, Commentary Series Producer
Howard Weiss-Tisman, Southern Vermont Reporter
Mitch Wertlieb, Morning Edition Host/Reporter
Steve Zind, Senior Reporter

Digital

Emily Alfin-Johnson, Digital ProducerJonathan Butler, Director of Digital ServicesSara Simon, Web Developer

Music

Kari Anderson, Director of VPR Music
Peter Fox Smith, A Passion For Opera Host
Reuben Jackson, Friday Night Jazz Host
Joel Najman, My Place Host/Producer
Walter Parker, VPR Classical Senior Music Host/Producer
Linda Radtke, VPR Choral Hour Host
James Stewart, VPR Classical Host/Producer
Robert Resnik, All The Traditions Host/Producer

Programming & Production

Chris Albertine, Chief Production Engineer
Franny Bastian, Director of Programming & Production
John Billingsley, Production Engineer/Live From The Fort Producer
Kayhl Cooper, Production Intern
Peter Engisch, Audio Engineer
Scott Esmond, Production Engineer
Jake Rusnock, Producer/Announcer
Sam Sanders, Production Engineer
Mary Williams, Senior Producer/Producer, 'Art Hounds' & 'Weekly Conversation on the Arts'

Operations

Bryant Denton, Announcer
Liz Fullerton, Operations Specialist/Announcer
Aaron Kimball, Announcer
Mary Carol Maganzini, Announcer
Annalise Shelmandine, Announcer
Victoria St. John, Director of Operations

Engineering & IT

Frank Alwine, Broadcast Engineer
Richard Dana, Broadcast Engineer
Todd Mallory, IT Specialist
Brian Marshall, Broadcast Engineer
Kira Parker, Broadcast Engineer
Mike Seguin, Broadcast Engineer

Facilities

Chris Bohannon, Facilities AssistantLaurie Kigonya, Director of Facilities & Sustainability

SUPPORTERS

2016 Producers Circle

October 1, 2015 – December 31, 2016

Thanks to everyone who made unrestricted gifts* to VPR in 2016 in support of our operations; we wish we could list every one of our thousands of members in this report! Please accept our sincere thanks for your support and passion for Vermont Public Radio.

President's Society - $25,000+

Anonymous (2)The Byrne FoundationDonna and Jake CarpenterTom Johnson and Ina Smith

Guarantor - $10,000-$24,999

Anonymous (4)
The Argosy Foundation
Pete and Lory Doolittle
Wayne and Deborah Granquist
Lake Family Foundation
Barbara and Sandy Lewis
Lintilhac Foundation
Laura Williams

Benefactor - $5,000 - $9,999

Anonymous (5)
The Abraham Fuchsberg Family Foundation
Marlene and Philip Allen
Bio X Cell
Irene Bareau
Judith and Edward Becker
Richard and Elizabeth Bernstein
Margaret A. Biggar
Rev. and Mrs. C. Frederick Buechner
Peter and Bari Dreissigacker
Sue and Charlie Grigg
Mrs. Serena Hatch
John and Joey Hawkins
Kelsey Trust
Bonnie Knight
John H. Kueffner and Carolyn Goodwin-Kueffner
Mill Creek Capital Advisors
Powell Foundation
Elizabeth Russell
Andrea Rogers and Avery Hall
Frank and Brinna Sands
Elizabeth Skarie and Jerry Greenfield
Peter and Margie Stern
Robert and Victoria Young

Executive Producer - $2,500-$4,999

Anonymous (9)
Sandra Anderson and Reeve Williams
Thomas Brock and Nancy Rowden Brock
John Canning
David and Hannah Darrin
Mary Jane Dickerson
Martha Elliott
Kit Gates and Mark Yorra
Peter Gehring
Earl and Polly Hoffman
Claudia and Peter Kinder
Charles and Marie Kireker
Jim and Vicky Linville
Mark and Marilyn Neagley
Kathy Metcalfe and Langdon Wheeler
Bill and Betsy Peabody
Joseph Ribkoff, Inc.
Faith and Tim Rushford
Schatz Family Foundation
Win Smith
Richard Smith
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Stetson III
David and Laura Stiller
Sophia H. Stone
Melvin T. Tyree and Charleen P. Miles
Cheryl Lang Ullman, DMD
John Walz
Katherine Webster
Joanna and William Wright

Producer - $1,200 - $2,499

Anonymous (29)
Hannah Abrams
Susan B. Alden
Bob and Karen Allen
Julia Alvarez and Bill Eichner
Dawn K. Andrews
Susan E. Arnold
Timothy and Judy Audette
Marta Bach
James Bandler and Rebecca Holcombe
Nicole Bartner
Jane A. Belcher and Robert Clark
Martin Bell
Diana J. Bingham
Brenda and John Bisbee
Adam Bluestein and Ila Abramson
Michael Boardman
Rita Ramirez and Thomas Bodett
Dr. Carol Boerner
Lindsey Bolger and Alec Brecher
David L. Borgendale
Thomas and Susan Boswell
Robert and Leslie Botjer
Joseph and Dale Boutin
John T. Braun
Ross Brewer
Nancy Bridges
Barbara Bristol and Galway Kinnell
Steve and Laurie Brittain
Geoffrey S. Brown
Carol Browner and Thomas Downey
Bruce and Suzanne Byers
Anna Taylor Caleb
Paul Calter
Dr. Cara Cassino
Martha Cavanaugh and Edward Vilandrie
William Chester
Robert Coleburn
Richard and Rose Colletti
Charlie Kittredge and Susan Cooke Kittredge
Virginia L. Coolidge
Nina Keck and Seth Coombs
Combined Jewish Philanthropies
Dean and Cathy Corcoran
Tim Cowles
Linda and Brad Crosby
Timothy Crowell and Patricia Sabalis
Justin and Heidi Cutroni
Laura and Barry Dagan
Hope Damon and George Chait
Lisa Darden
Nils Daulaire and Mary Taylor
Charles Davis
Alan Davis
Staige Davis
Allan and Vikki Day
Rebecca and Chris Dayton
Ted DeBonis
Douglas and Sharon Dennett
Francis and Carol DeVine
Theresa Alberghini DiPalma and Robert DiPalma
Eugene Dixon
Eivind and Gwenn Djupedal
Jameson and Joan Doig
Frank and Ducky Donath
Margaret and Edward Doty
Mary S. Drewek
Audrey Duane
William and Kathy Dudley
John L Dunn
Chiuho Duval
Pam Eddy
David M. Green and Margaret F. Edwards
Dana and Michael Engel
Nancy Ewen
Maxie Ewins
Charles and Charlotte Faulkner
Frank Fekete
Dr. Elliott Fisher and Nan Cochran
Susan T. Fiske and Douglas S. Massey
Nina Fite
Patricia M. Fontaine
Dover Robinson Ford
Robert and Katherine Fox
Michael and Melody Frank
Joseph and Cathy Frank
Richard H. Frost
Hester Fuller
Joan Gamble and Chip Paison
Barbara Ganley and Bill Roper
Paul and Bev Gardner
Judy Geer and Dick Dreissigacker
Dr. Douglas Gentile
Carol and George Gibson
Reg and Joan Gignoux
Jacob and Caitlin Glaser
Michael Gleason
Natalie and Wallace Good
Eric Gorman and Laura Schned
Mary and Stephen Gorman
Jonna Goulding and Marc Coxon
Kirthi and Vijay Govindarajan
Howard M. Graff
Douglas Griswold and Lori Rowe
Eileen and Paul Growald
Alison Guile
Marshall and Lou Guill
John Hagen
John and Rheba Haley
Dr. Kent Hall
Daphne Hallowell
Michael Hamilton
Scott Hammond
Susan Hanson
Patricia and Ray Harwick
Judith Hayward
Sarah Heil & Andrew Goodwin
Jessica W. Heller
Dr. Charles Henry and Nancy Todd
Nancy Herman and Ted Winfield
John and Stella Herpel
Tracy Holden
Deming and Romer Holleran
Mary Holmes
Dr. Richard Hong
Kathy Hoyt
James Hughes
Elizabeth Hunt
Susan Hunter
Thomas Hyde
Anne Hyde and William E. Haynsworth
David and Eleanor Ignat
Charles and Lauren Irvin
Penrose and Schuyler Jackson
Janine and Paul Jacobs
Sally P. Johnson
Mary Ellen Jolley
David Jones
Anne Judson and Tim Parsons
Hank and Josie Kaestner
Johanna Kebabian
Clarke and Cathie Keenan
Margaret Kelly
Paul L. Kendall and Sharon Rives
Ann D. Kent
Christena Keon Sirsly
John and Jen Kimmich
Gregory King and Sharon Cotterell
Brendan Kinney and Mary Brodsky
Liisa Kissel
Carlie and David Krolick
Donald and Allyson Laackman
Susan G. Lacoste
Fred "Chico" Lager and Yvette Pigeon
Jane Lancaster
Kim and John Likakis
Reeve Lindbergh
Phil and Crea Lintilhac
Christopher W. Lovell and Ellen McCulloch-Lovell
Betsy MacIsaac and Bob Goldberg
Emily and Stephen Magowan
Francie Marbury
Theodore Marcy and Kimberly Hornung-Marcy
Cecile Mars
Dr. Grace Ma-Steenbergen
Vera Louise McCarren and Ed Amidon
Mr. Page McConnel
Christine and Leo McKenna
Bill and Martha McLaughlin Family Foundation
Holly McKenzie and Robert Martin
Martha and Joe McSherry
Joe and Suzanne Medlicott
John and Millie Merrill
Kathy Metcalfe and Langdon Wheeler
The Metz Family
Heike and Jens Meyer
Linda Michelsen
David Middleton
Brett Millier and Karl Lindholm
Dr. Joel Miller and Senator Hinda Miller
Dr. K. Tyler Miller
Sandra Murphy and Winifred Thomas
Corb Moister, Jr.
Robert and Toni Monsey
Richard and Susan Moore
Leon and Frances Morsillo
Radetta Nemcosky in memory of Ron Nemcosky
Jack Neuhauser
David Newhouse
Dr. Lisa H. Newton
Stephen Nissenbaum and Dona Brown
Ken and Donna Nitchie
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Norman
Laura Olsen and Mari Omland
Lyman Orton
David Otto
Judy Palfey
James Palmer
Nancy Partner and Steve Mohn
Christy Patt
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Peck IV
Martha and Bill Peck
Jane Pincus
P.G. Adams
Drs. Stephen Plume and Martha McDaniel
Pamela Polston
Julie Potter
Jeffrey Prescott
Jim and Dianne Prevo
The Prevot Family Foundation
Ellen and Roger Questel
Frank Racette
Markey Read and Tim King
Grant and Lisa Rees
Paul Regan
Renee S. Reiner and Michael F. DeSanto
Stephanie Reininger
Restoration and Performance Motor Cars
Rebecca Rice
Steve and Martha Richardson
Seth Roberts
Andrew A. Robinson and Jan Waterman
Mary Lou and Donald Robinson
Rogers-Carroll Family Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Dwight Rost
Robert and Susan Rowell
Barry and Wendy Rowland
Eugenia and Richard Saganich
Deborah Schapiro and Louis Polish
Ellen Schauff
Michael and Barbara Schmidt
Jeremy Schrauf
Lynn and Gary Schwartz
Ruth Scriptunas
Michael and Linda Seaver
Bruce and Meg Seely
Martin and Rosie Segal
Cindy and Michael Seligmann
Diana and Jerome Senturia
Bill & Abi Sessions
Nancy P. Sevcenko
Elizabeth Shayne and Tiff Bluemle
Dr. and Mrs. Skip Sheldon and Family
Lois Shiozawa and David Horak
Gail Shulman
Brenda Siemer and Sam Neustadt
Stephen Sisler
David Sleigh
Andrew Smith and Jill Skochdopole
Eleanor and Fred Smith
Richard and Laurinda Solomon
Wendy and Jonathan Spector
Randall Spiller
Lydia Spitzer and Dottie Deans
Orson L. St. John, Jr.
Ruth and Frederick Stavis
Betty and Lawson Stewart
Matthew Strauss
Skip and Marilyn Sturman
Neil Swinton
Laura Taylor
Kathleen and Gustavo Tellez
Rupert and Jan Thouron
Victoria Thrane
Alison and Dave Tomlinson
Mary Trammell
Lianne Tuomey
Robin and Bob Turnau
Ed and Lauren Twardy
John Van Hoesen and Fred Sargeant
Bruce and Lillian Venner
Julie Vigdor
Drury and Ruth Vinton
Melissa Volansky
J. Alvin Wakefield
Stephen and Judy Walke
Margery S. Walker
Leslie and Nicholas Ward
Sarah Webb
Lawrence Webster
Sanfra and Ben Weiss
Ed Weissman and Steve Smith
Wick and Maddocks Law Office
Ruth Wildhorn
Catherine Willson
John and Mary Wilson
Ann Wittpen
Jaqueline and Christopher Wren
Malcolm and Marjorie Wright
Ramsey Yoder and Denise McGinley
Barbara York and David Adair
Percy and Elizabeth Young
Carole Ziter

* This list does not include gifts made to the VPR Next Campaign.

Journalism Fund

October 1, 2015 – December 31, 2016

Established in 2010, this special fund enables reporters and producers to innovate, take risks, and respond to opportunities. The Journalism Fund is designed to support a range of initiatives and is administered by an in-house committee of VPR staff. Funded projects are held to the same high level of independence and integrity you expect from VPR, thanks to the firewall between donors and decisions about news projects, reporting, and editorial standards.

Journalism Fund

Anonymous (2)Donna and Jake CarpenterDoris Conant

Phillips Legacy Society

The Phillips Legacy Society recognizes supporters who have made a provision for Vermont Public Radio in their will, estate plans or other planned gifts. VPR extends its heartfelt thanks to the more than 150 supporters who have made this special commitment to our vision and mission.

Phillips Legacy Society

Anonymous (81)
Jan and Harris Abbott
John and Mary Adams*
Julia Alvarez and Bill Eichner
Dawn K. Andrews
Sally Andrews
Margot Bouchard*
David Babbott
Marta Bach
Coleman and Susan Baker
Irene Bareau
Beth Barrett
Jenneke Barton
Richard and Elizabeth Bernstein
Bill Berry*
Catherine Bogardus*
Ruth P. Bogorad*
Theodore F. and Donald A. Boniface
Priscilla Byerly
Anna Taylor Caleb
Paul Calter
Barbara Cate
Henry Chauncey, Jr.
Karen A. Christiansen
Mr. Robert Christy
Daniel Clark*
Patricia Compton*
Naia Conrad*
Dorothy Ford Craighead*
Pamela Crary*
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dickson Davis
Ann B. Day
Carol Delaney
Jane G. Denker
Closey and Whit Dickey
Judy Larson Di Mario
Knox Divoll
Deborah Dorfman
Barbara Dozetos
Roberta B. Dubrowsky
Kathleen M. Duclos
Patty Duffy
Lyn DuMoulin
Dale and Christine Eickelman
Helen H. Eldred*
Mr. Joseph Ellovich and Mrs. Betty Ellovich
Betty Emmons*
Dorothy M. Erickson
Ella A. Erway
Maxie Ewins
Barbara Fisher*
Nancy Marshall and Stanley Fishkin
Dover Robinson Ford
Sharon Foster*
Joe and Cathy Frank
Tere Gade
Katherine F. Gilleland
Stephen H. Goldberg
Marlene Graf
Barrett Grimm
Walt and Fran Grisard
Mary and Michael Grizzard
Alice Grow
Betty Ann Halperin*
Jean and Ronald Harmsen
Breda and Bob Harnish
Patricia and Ray Harwick
Marshall and Mimi Heuser
Miriam Adams Howland *
Retta Huttlinger
Beal B. Hyde*
Marilyn Johnson
Dr. Michel Kabay
Louis F.* and Margaret L. Kannenstine
Ned Kelley
Mrs. Ann Kent
Lynde and Connie Kimball
Dr. Mary Kintner
Dr. Seth Koch
John H. Kueffner and Carolyn Goodwin-Kueffner
Jane Lancaster
Terese Lane*
Mary Haas
Donna Leban
Joan E. Lewis
Ken and Mary Lynn
Mary Lou and Peder Marcussen
Patricia Mardeusz
Peter and Marguerite Mason
Paul McClatchey*
Lee McDavid
Cheryl Wilfong and William McKim
Cordelia Merritt
Dr. K. Tyler Miller
Bette L. Moffett*
Bill and Marion Mohri
Gary Momaney
Hugh Montgomery
Alice Morris*
Dr. Ken Nalibow
Sam Neustadt and Brenda Siemer
Patricia Nye*
Richard Nye*
John A. Pane and Elizabeth Bassett
Jim Parker *
William A. Pearson
James and Elizabeth Peden*
Wes and Terry Phillips
Thea Platt
Donald B. Poulson*
Grant and Lisa Rees
Gary and Chirstina Richards
Walter and Susan Richter
Susan Rittenhouse
Peter and Tia Rosengarten
Charlotte Rosshandler
Polly Rowe*
Nancy and Ronald Rucker
Angus* and Elisabeth Russell
David Ryan
Mr. & Mrs. John Sayward*
Robert and Lynne S. Schwartz
Anne Segal
Martin and Rosie Segal
Abi Sessions
Dr. Shoshanna Shelley
Gail and Ned Shulman
Kitty Shumlin
Peter Sinclair
Toddy Sloan*
Jennifer Smith
Betty Smith-Mastaler and Tony Mastaler
George B. Spear
A Friend from Shrewsbury
Antoinette Stafford*
Peter Stamm
Betty and Lawson Stewart*
Fran Stoddard
Stephanie Stouffer
Robert and Mary Stuart
Richard Suttmeier
Pierre Swick
Molly Symons
Marcy and Andrew Tanger
Dr. Brian Timura
Marklyn Trainor
Jackie and Howard Travis
Cheryl Lang Ullman, DMD
John Van Hoesen and Fred Sargeant
C. H. Vanselow*
Richard and Barbara Wadhams*
Margery S. Walker
Janet and Paul Warren
Mary Lewis Webb
Judith Wechsler
James Wilson
John Wires*
Barbara York and David Adair
Dohr Zachai

* deceased

Underwriters

We’d like to thank the more than 400 local businesses that supported VPR in 2016 through underwriting.

Underwriters

AARP Vermont
Ace Hardware Dealer Group
Addison Advisors
Aerie Consulting
Age Well
AllEarth Renewables
Almartin Volvo
Alzheimer's Association Vermont
Amalgamated Culture Works
American Precision Museum
Ann Swanson Real Estate
April Cornell
Arc Mechanical
Artemis Fitness
Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion
Barre Opera House
Bella Voce
Bennington Bookshop
Bistro De Margot
Black River Produce
Blue Cross Blue Shield
The Book Nook
Brandon Artists Guild
Brattleboro Food Co-Op
Brattleboro Hearing Center
Brattleboro Museum
Brattleboro Retreat
Brattleboro Savings And Loan
Bristol Electronics
Bristol Park Dental
The British Clockmaker
Bromley Mountain
Building Energy
Burlington Farmer's Market
Burlington Paint & Sip Studio
Call2Recycle
Carol's Hungry Mind Cafe
Carving Studio And Sculpture Center
Catamount Solar
Central Vermont Chamber Music
Champlain College
Champlain Housing Trust
Champlain Mini Maker Faire
Champlain Valley Exposition
Chandler Center For The Arts
Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission
Chroma Technology
Church Street Marketplace
Circus Smirkus
City Market
Clean Energy Collective
Clean Yield
Clute Wealth Management
Cole Consulting
Collective: The Art Of Craft
Concept 2
Converse Home
Co-Op Food Stores
Copley Health Systems
Crossroad Farm
Curtis Lumber
D.B. McKenna & Company
Danform Shoes
Danforth Pewterers
Darn Tough Vermont
Dartmouth College - Master Of Arts In Liberal Studies
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Dartmouth Institute Cross Disciplinary Engagement
Dartmouth Psychopharmacology Research Group
Desai Management Consulting
Dinse Knapp & McAndrew
Downs Rachlin Martin
Downstreet Housing & Community Development
Dr. Albert Hardy
Dr. Joshua Kleederman
Dr. Robert Bauman
Earl's Cyclery
Eastview At Middlebury
Edgewater Gallery
Efficiency Vermont
Ellis Music Company
Emma Willard School
Energy Co-Op Of Vermont
Energy Star
Epoch 18
Farmhouse Group
Flock Dance Troupe
Flying Pig Bookstore
Flynn Center
Four Columns Inn
Four Seasons Sotheby's International Realty
Franklin Co. Industrial Development Corporation
Frog Hollow Burlington
Full Circle Gardens
Full Moon Farm
Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery
Gallagher, Flynn & Company
Gardener's Supply
Good News Garage
Goodspeed And Bach
Goodwill Industries Of The Berkshires
Gordon's Window Decor
Green Mountain College
Green Mountain Community Solar
Green Mountain Compost
Green Mountain Orthopedic Surgery
Green Mountain Power
Green Mountain Sedation Dentistry
Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival
Green Up Vermont
Greenhaven Garden & Nursery
Greensboro Arts Alliance
Greenworks Vermont Nursery And Landscape Association
Hall Art Foundation
Hanson & Doremus Investment Management
Hartland Community Arts
Hazel
Henry Sheldon Museum
Hero's Welcome
Hickok & Boardman Insurance Group
Higher Ground Music
Hometown Hospitality
Hopkins Center At Dartmouth College
Horsford's Nursery
Hosmer Point
Howard Center
Humane Society Of Chittenden County
John Ring, CPA
Johnson Family Foundation
Johnson Law Group
Julie Moir Messervy Design
Junction Frame Shop
Keene State College Redfern Arts Center
Kent Museum
Kimball Brook Farm
Kinney Drugs
Kiss The Cook
Kurn Hattin Homes
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
Lake Champlain Waldorf Schools
The League Of New Hampshire Craftsmen
Lebanon Opera House
LEDdynamics
Lenny's Shoe & Apparel
Leunig's Bistro
Limbwalker Tree Service
Littleton Regional Healthcare
Long Trail Brewing
Long Trail School
Lou's Restaurant
Lyndon State College
Lyric Theatre
The Mac Doctor
Mad River Valley Craft Fair
Maine Crafts Association
Maple Sweet Real Estate
Mary Sky Artist Residency
Merchants Bank
Middlebury College Museum Of Art
Middlebury Natural Food Coop
Mitchell Giddings Fine Arts
Montpelier Construction
Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks
The Mountain Goat
Mountain View Natural Medicine
Murphy Sullivan Kronk
Music From Salem
Naturally Cool Vermont
The Nature Conservancy
New England Falconry
New England Federal Credit Union
New Hampshire Antique Dealers Association
New York Maple Producers Association
North Country Community Theatre
North Country Honda Dealers
North Country Hospital
Northeast Delta Dental
Northeastern Reproductive Medicine
Northern Stage Company
Northfield Savings Bank
Northshire Bookstore
Norwich Bookstore
Oak Meadow
Olivia's Crouton Company
Onion River Sports
Opera North
Opportunities Credit Union
Oriana Singers
Orleans Restorative Justice Center
Osher At Dartmouth
Otter Creek Kitchenware And Electronics
Outdoor Gear Exchange
Paramount Theater
Paul Frank And Collins
People's United Bank
Permanent Fund For Vermont's Children
Perrywinkle’s Fine Jewelry
Pet Food Warehouse
Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival
Pillsbury Senior Communities
Pompanoosuc Mills
Popolo
Porter Medical Center
Prentiss Smith And Company
Prevent Child Abuse Vermont
Primmer Piper Eggleston Cramer
Putney Craft Tour
QOR 360
Quantum Leap Capital
R.K. Miles
Red Cedar School
Red Clover Family Dentistry
Residence At Otter Creek
Residence At Shelburne Bay
Revels North
Rice Memorial High School
Richards Group Insurance And Financial Services
Rikert Nordic Center
Rocky Dale Gardens
Rutland Regional Medical Center
Ryegate Small Animal Hospital
Saint Michael's College
Saint Michael's Playhouse
Sandglass Theater
Sap! Smith & Salmon
Scott Farm
Seven Stars Art Center
Seventh Generation
Shearer Audi
Shearer Honda
Simon Pearce
SIT- School For International Training
Skinny Pancake
Skirack
Small Dog Electronics
Smith And McClain
Snelling Center For Government
Solaflect Energy
Solar Fest
Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival
Southern Vermont Art Center
Southwestern VT Medical Center
Speaking Volumes
Spring Lake Ranch
Spruce Peak Performing Arts
Sprucewood Dental Associates
St. Martin’s Press
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Stark Mountain Woodworking
Sterling College
Stowe Antique And Classic Car Meet
Subaru Of New England
Sugarbush Resort
Summit Wealth Group
Swedish Pit
Tarm Biomass
Thai Orchid Restaurant
Theatre Kavanah
Three Penny Taproom
Touch Of Vermont Holiday Gift Market
Trust Company Of Vermont
Union Bank
Union Institute And University
University Of New Hampshire
Upper Valley Waldorf School
UVM College Of Engineering And Mathematical Science
UVM Continuing Education
UVM Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
UVM’s Luse Center
VEDA
Vermont Academy
Vermont Antique Dealers Association
Vermont Artisan Coffee And Tea
Vermont Arts Council
Vermont Association Of Area Agencies On Aging
Vermont Association Of Professional Home Inspectors
Vermont Ballet Theater
Vermont Book Shop
Vermont Business Roundtable
Vermont CARES
Vermont Center For Family Studies
Vermont Coffee Company
Vermont Commons School
Vermont Community Foundation

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