VAC - Support


The Vermont Achievement Center is supported by a diverse group of philanthropic, public and community organizations, and private individuals that are committed to helping families succeed. Our supporters provide valuable resources, financial support and expertise that not only helps extend our efforts but also helps strengthen our community.

If you are interested in supporting the Vermont Achievement Center, download the following donation form. If you have any questions, call 802-775-2395 extension 103.

VAC Celebrates More than 80 Years of Service to Children and Families:

Please Support our Mission and Support Your Community

Your support of Vermont Achievement Center ensures VAC is there for the thousands of families in Rutland County who need us the most. Your support ensures that our programs and services continue to instill the life skills and knowledge families and children need to be successful, and lead healthier and more productive lives.

Whether you support our Annual Campaign, programs, facility improvements, or support us through our fund raising events, your investment will have a positive impact on those we serve.

Thank you for your generosity that allows us to continue our shared mission.

Rosie Piontek

(802) 775-2395  ext. 2103


2015 Honor Roll of Donors

VAC acknowledges the following donors and volunteers for their contributions during the Fiscal Year 2015 (7/1/2014 to 6/30/2015).  Thank you for your generosity and support.  Please forgive us if we have erred or missed your name.


Council of Leaders

Gifts of $10,000 or More

 Alderman’s Toyota

Alice Bucklin Fund Trust

Dorothy Grow Kraft Foundation

Estate of Elizabeth Miller

Order of Eastern Star Vermont

Toyota Dealer Match Program

Vermont Agency of Education, Early Education Initiative Grant


Founders Society

Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999

 27th VAC Gala Dinner Dance & Auction

General Electric Volunteer Foundation


Achievement Circle

Gifts of $1,000 to $4,999

Autism Awareness Month at VAC

Berkshire Bank

Rev. & Mrs. Frederick Buechner

Ms. Lorraine Dansereau

Mr. & Mrs. David C. Henderson

Mr. William Hurd, Jr.

Mount Laurel Foundation, Inc.

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Rutland County Snowmobilers

Ryan Smith & Carbine, Ltd.

Mr. & Mrs. Kirk Shields

United Way of Chittenden County

Vermont Community Foundation,

Edwards Child Care Scholarship Fund

Vermont Eastern Star Home

Vermont Store Fixture Corp.


Futures Guild

Gifts of $500 to $999

Ms. Christine Carrara & Mr. Matthew Wilson

Mr. Chip Paison & Ms. Joan Gamble

Mr. Samuel Groom

Hannaford Brothers Co.

Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Harvey

Heritage Family Credit Union

Mr. & Mrs. David R. Hyde

J. P. Carrara & Sons, Inc.

Kinney Pike Insurance

Ms. Sibyl Kirby

Lake Sunapee Bank

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald N. Lazzaro

Rutland Pharmacy

Rutland Regional Medical Center

Ms. Hazel M. Thompson

Vermont State Employees Credit Union


Honors Club

Gifts of $100 to $499

Mrs. Natalie Aborn

Richard Amadon & Frances Traverse

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen S. Ankuda

Mrs. Anne M. August

Dr. & Mrs. Roger D. Baker

Ms. S. Carol Bam

BD Cybergrants

Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Beauchamp

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Belock

Mr. & Mrs. Brian S. Bender

Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Brittain

Mr. & Mrs. Roger Bromley

Mr. John A. Bryson

Mr. Real Champagne

Ms. Gloria Chandler

Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Coleman

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Colin

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Conway, II

Mr. & Mrs. Jasper W. Covey

Mrs. Ana A. Cumming

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Dean

Dean’s Auto Service

Mr. & Mrs. John A. Densmore

Dr. & Mrs. Michael R. Dick

Mr. Jon R. Eggleston

Mr. Robert J. Farnum

Dr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Gallivan

Mr. & Mrs. J. Douglas Graham

Ms. Beth Tofel-Grehl

Mr. & Mrs. Steele T. Griswold

Mr. &  Mrs. Luther F. Hackett

Dr. & Mrs. Carleton R. Haines

Dr. & Mrs. David Hassebroek

Mr. & Mrs. Arlyn Hawley

Mr. & Mrs. Chris B. Heald

Mr. & Mrs. John Herriman

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas A. Horner

Mr. & Mrs. Henry Hotchkiss


Mr. Hans Johnson & Ms. Carol LaBrecque

Joy Wah, Inc.

Mrs. Blanche B. Kelley

Mr. Bradford Kelley & Ms. Eileen Shannon

Dr. & Mrs. Donald L. Kinley

Dr. & Mrs. Keith N. Knapp II

Knights of Columbus #6816

Dr. & Mrs. A. Paul Krapcho

Ms. Susan Lamay

Lavalley Building Supply

Mrs. James T. Lea

Mrs. Edith Mach

Mr. & Mrs. Steven E. MacKenzie

Mr. Howard A. Manosh

Dr. & Mrs. Greg C. Maurer

Mr. & Mrs. James T. McCabe

Mr. Gregory McHugo & Mrs. Mary Conrad

Dr. Dean McKenzie & Dr. Cheryl McKenzie

Mr. & Mrs. David A. Miller

Mr. & Mrs. R. John Mitchell

Mr. Claude J. Morin

Marvin & Sue Neuman

Mr. Russell Newton

Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Noble

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas S. O’Brien

OMYA Industries

Mrs. Charles  A. Phillips

Mr. & Mrs. Marcel Piette

Poultney United Fund

Dr. & Mrs. James N. Rademacher

Ms. Suzanne Redden

Mr. & Mrs. James Reddy

Ms. Shirley M. Reid

Mr. & Mrs. Theodore C. Reuther, Jr.

Dr. & Mrs. Michael Robertello

Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Rose

Rutland Area Vehicle Enthusiast

Ms. Kim Ryder

Mr. Morton T. Saunders

Mr. & Mrs. Charles J. Smid

Dr. Donald A. Smith

Ms. Tara Smith

Ms. Nuraini Tanjung & Mr. Ross Schifo

Mr. & Mrs. Frederic Taylor

The Aloha Foundation-Camp Lanakila

The Pharmacy

Mr. Harmon F. Thurston

Travel Inn

Union Church of Proctor

Atty. John B. Webber

Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Wennberg

Dr. & Mrs. D. Billings Wheeler

Mr. & Mrs. David Whitmore

Ben & Becky Wisell

Mr. & Mrs. Alan Woodbury

Mrs. Polly P. Wright

Mr. & Mrs. Glen L. Yates

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth A. Yates

Atty. & Mrs. John Zawistoski


Council of Friends

Gifts of $1 to $99

Mr. Larry A. Abbott

Mr. & Mrs. Richard T. Ackerman

Mr. & Mrs. Marvin P. Alderman

Mrs. Joan B. Allen

Mr. & Mrs. Philippe R. Alston

Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Ammel

Mr. & Mrs. Fred Earl Backus

Mr. & Mrs. W. Spencer Baker

Mr. Donald J. Balch

Mr. Richard C. Bartholomae

Mr. & Mrs. Fred K. Baser

Ms. Elsie F. Beard

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas G. Beatty

Mr. & Mrs. George E. Bedard

Mr. & Mrs. Brian S. Bender

Mr. & Mrs. Cyrus C. Benson, Jr.

Mrs. Cicely Bernard

Mrs. David S. Bigelow

Mr. W. Scott Blanchard

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond G. Bolton

Mr. & Mrs. Guy G. Breault

Mr. & Mrs. Dale C. Briggs

Mrs. Donna M. Brileya

Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Brindle

Mr. & Mrs. Henry S. Broughton

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel T. Buckley

Mr. & Mrs. William T. Butler, Jr.

Mrs. & Rita M. Calkins

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Calter

Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Caron

Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Chiabrandy

Ms. Diane Clain

Mr. & Mrs. Terry M. Clifford

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Colton

Mr. & Mrs. John R. Colvin

Mr. & Mrs. Leon L. Corse

Mrs. Nancy T. Couch

Mr. & Mrs. Franklin Crevier

Mr. & Mrs. John J. Crowther

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond C. Cull

Mrs. Cornelia Daamen

Mr. & Mrs. Conrad Daigle

Dr. & Mrs. Francis J. D’Auria

Mr. & Mrs. Willem I. DeGroot

Mr. & Mrs. Bradford H. Denny

Mr. & Mrs. Ellis C. Derrig, Sr.

Mr. Dennis Devereux

Ms. Barbara L. Douglass

Mrs. Constance E. Dufresne

Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Ellis

Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Fagan

Mr. Alvin Fellows

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen A. Feltus

Mr. & Mrs. Terrence L. Ferson

Mrs. Ruth Fish

Mr. Edward J. Foster

Mr. Robert F. Fredette

Mr. Theodor H. Friedman

Mr. & Mrs. Mark T. Garrow

Mrs. Priscilla D. Gates

Mrs. Barbara J. Ghia

Mr. & Mrs. Ernest W. Gibson, III

Mrs. Winona Gilman

Mrs. Ruth R. Gjessing

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Glendenning

Mrs. Frances E. Gluck

Mr. & Mrs. Clarence E. Gochey

Mr. & Mrs. Azel S. Hall, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth N. Hart

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Harvey

Mr. & Mrs. William F. Harvey, III

Mr. & Mrs. Richard W. Hazen

Mrs. Coleen Heaslip

Mrs. Stephania Heleba

Mr. & Mrs. Robert O. Hewes

Mr. & Mrs. Peter A. Hike

Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Hill

Mr. & Mrs. Harvey E. Horner

Mr. Lee B. Houghton

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. Hudson

Mrs. Alfred W. Ibbetson

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Irons

Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Jacob

Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Jagodzinski

Mr. & Mrs. Matthew D. Jenkins

Mrs. Ruth E. Jones

Mr. & Mrs. William J. Jordan

Mr. & Mrs. James B. Kahle

Mr. & Mrs. Dan Kaplan

Dr. & Mrs. Gordon R. Kelly

Atty. & Mrs. A. Jay Kenlan

Mr. & Mrs. Tony Kenney

Ms. Paula Knight

Mr. & Mrs. Walter L. Knox, Jr.

Mr. Michael J. Ladd, Sr.

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond H. Ladd

Mrs. Lois Lafreniere

Mrs. Barbara LaMonda

Mrs. Alice Lamson

Mr. & Mrs. Fernand Lanoue

Mr. & Mrs. Jody H. Larson

Mr. & Mrs. James P. Leamy

Ms. Bette Ann Libby

Mr. & Mrs. Denis F. Lyster

Mrs. Beatrice MacFarland

Mrs. Lorraine Magoon

Mr. & Mrs. Donald J. Maloy

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph N. Mangino

Mrs. Margaret B. Marsh

Mr. & Mrs. Bruce J. Martel

Mr. & Mrs. Donald Matthews, III

Dr. & Mrs. Greg C. Maurer

Hon. & Mrs. Francis B. McCaffrey

Mrs. Charles E. McClallen

Mr. Gregory McHugo & Mrs. Mary Conrad

Mr. & Mrs. William McNamara

Mrs. Dorothy F. Merrill

Mr. & Mrs. W. David Merrill

Mr. Lawrence R. Miller

Dr. & Mrs. John H. Milne

Mr. & Mrs. Ernest H. Miner

Mr. Jeff Minns

Mr. & Mrs. Donald C. Morey

Miss Ellen Moritz

Mrs. Evelyn M. Nickerson

Mr. & Mrs. Guy E. Nido, Jr.

Mr. Richard B. Norcott, Jr.

Mr. Floyd E. North

O’Brien Brothers Agency

Ms. Bette L. O’Connor

Mr. & Mrs. Kuno E. Olson

Mr. & Mrs. Conrad H. Ormsbee

Ms. Beverly A. Osterberg

Ms. Emily H. Packard

Mrs. Grace A. Papp

Dr. & Mrs. Gary D. Parker

Mrs. Marlene R. Patch

Mrs. Ione Paul

Pearle A. DeGroot Trust Fund

Mr. & Mrs. Elmer R. Peck

Mr. & Mrs. Roger Peloquin

Mrs. Audrey C. Penniman

Mr. & Mrs. Arden R. Peplau

Mrs. Irma R. Perry

Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Pettengill

Ms. Joan C. Phalen

Mr. & Mrs. John R. Phalen

Mrs. Charles A. Phillips

Mr. & Mrs. Ernest E. Pierce

Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey A. Pippin

Mr. & Mrs. Kevin J. Plunkett

Mr. & Mrs. Raymond W. Richards

Mr. & Mrs. Donald G. Rogers

Mr. & Mrs. Eric Rose

Mr. Henry L. Roy

Mr. & Mrs. Alan Sabino

Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Schermer

Mr. & Mrs. Peter Shaw

Mr. & Mrs. Julian S. Sheres

Mrs. Phoebe M. Siemer

Mrs. Joseph Sinitsky

Mr. & Mrs. Edgar L. Smith

Ms. Susan L. Smith

Mr. Willard F. Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Donald E. Spaulding

Mr. & Mrs. Neal E. Strong

Mr. & Mrs. Richard H. Taggart

Mr. & Mrs. Angelo Tedesco, Sr.

Mr. & Mrs. David H. Thomas

Dr. Robert E. Tortolani

Mr. & Mrs. B. Albert Trono

Mr. & Mrs. Morris G. Tucker

VFW Auxiliary Post #648

Mr. Alan D. Walker

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Walsh

Mr. John B. Wing

Mr. Sanford Witherell & Ms. Margaret Camara

Mr. & Mrs. Alan Woodbury

Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Woods

Mr. & Mrs. George Wright

Mr. & Mrs. Albert G. Wurzberger

Mr. & Mrs. Frederick A. Zimmer



Mr. & Mrs. William H. Carris

Cascades Lodge

Jen Dattoli

Mrs. Donna Fiske

Gill’s Delicatessen

Hannaford Brothers Co.

Hubbardton Forge

Peter Huntoon

J. P. Carrara & Sons

Paula Kearney

Kentucky Fried Chicken

Dr. Cheryl McKenzie

Ms. Ellen Moritz

Mr. Michael Russo

Ms. Barbara Sprague

Rutland Area Farm & Food Link’s

The Vermont Country Store

Ben Wisell

Anne Zawistoski


Memorial Gifts

Given in Memory of:

 Ronald & Paul Amadon

Abelio Amor

Helen Ankuda

Katy Sue Bedor

Alice Dansereau

Dale & Elizabeth Dwyer

John R. Garnett

Joseph Gluck

Emmett Hausslein

Samuel F. Heleba

Ashley Hess

Linda Hill

Lloyd “Pete” Kelley

Joey Lafreniere

Clifton Lamson

Joan Ann Lorman

David McKee

Charles & Evelyn Monroe

Kimberly Rose O’Brien

Hildreth L. Patch

Lloyd “Bill” Perry

Tyler Stocker Reuther

Hazel Kory Rockow

Emily Sheldon

Gifts in Honor of:

Samuel Groom



July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015

Tyrelle Appleton

Charles Barker

Ashley Bathalon

Robin Carey

Christine Carrara

Lenny Clark

Kelsey Clements

Ryan Cummings

Jane Cretella

Jen Dattoli

Sister Shirley Davis

Mitch Frankenberg

Albert Galfetti

General Electric Volunteers

Mitch Golub

Samuel Groom

Benjamin Harvish

Tennille Hayden

Arthur Hetzel

Ann Hunt

Eric Louttit

Patrick Maher

Jan McCullough

Beth McKee

Eric McKee

Kyle Milligan

Eric Niles

Kirk Shields

Glen Traverse

Rodney Ward

Jeffrey Wennberg

 RSVP Volunteers;

Ruth Baker

Fern Bradder

Ethel Drew

Blanche Kelley

Irene McCarthy

Ellen Mortiz

Jack Roberts

Andrea Ryan

Betty Tatro

June Tinney

Joe Watson

Marylyn Watson


27th Gala & Auction Volunteers;

Paula Kearney

Audrey Knapp

Christie Knapp

Cathy Louttit

Freddie Monder

Diane Northrup

Becky Wisell

Anne Zawistoski


College of St. Joseph’s Intern Program

Green Mountain College Intern Program

Green Mountain Foster Grandparents, Rutland

Thank you to the many volunteers who donated their time and shared their expertise and kindness with our children, families and staff during fiscal year 2015.  VAC appreciates your time and effort on behalf of those we serve, and we are grateful for your help!