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University of Vermont Foundation begins operations

first_imgUVM Foundation Board of DirectorsEugene W. Kalkin ’50 (Chair)Bernardsville, NJJohn A. Hilton, Jr. ’68 (Vice Chair)New York, NYRichard Ader ’63New York, NYMax G. Ansbacher ’57New York, NYJohn Bramley (ex officio)Colchester, VTRobert P. Brennan, Jr. ’83Chappaqua, NYRichard Bundy (ex officio)South Burlington, VTDaniel A. Burack ’55Harrison, NYBrooks Buxton ’56Jericho, VTRobert F. Cioffi ’90 (ex officio)New Canaan, CTMichele Resnick Cohen ’72New York, NYSteven Grossman ’61New York, NYZachary Gund ’93Concord, MASteve N. Ifshin ’58New York, NYJames R. Keller ’72Gig Harbor, WATed Madden ’92 (ex officio)Wellesley, MADon McCree ’83Rye, NYPamela Gillman McDermott ’73Hingham, MAKaren Nystrom Meyer ’70Colchester, VTMildred A. Reardon, MD ‘67Williston, VTWilliam F. Ruprecht ’80Greenwich, CTScott S. Segal ’77Charleston, WVWilliam G. Shean ’79Winchester, MAUVM Foundation Leadership CouncilRichard Ader ’63New York, NYMax G. Ansbacher ’57New York, NYJames Betts ‘69, MD’73Alameda, CalilforniaJohn Bramley Colchester, VTRobert P. Brennan, Jr. ’83Chappaqua, New YorkRichard BundySouth Burlington, VTDaniel A. Burack ’55Harrison, NYJ. Brooks Buxton ’56Jericho, VTMichael Carpenter P’09Greenwich, CTRobert F. Cioffi ’90New Canaan, CTMichele Cohen ’72New York, NYJohn Frank ‘79Greenwich, CTSteven Grossman ’61New York, NYGrant Gund ‘91Weston, MAZachary Gund ’93Concord, MAMary Ellen Guzewicz ‘73Westport, CTJohn A. Hilton ’68New York, NYStephen N. Ifshin ’58New York, NYEugene W. Kalkin ’50Bernardsville, NJJoan KalkinBernardsville, NJJames R. Keller ’72Gig Harbor, WADr. Samuel LabowStowe, VTVictor Livingstone ‘87South Hamilton, MATed Madden ’92Wellesley Hills, MADonald H. McCree, III ’83Rye, NYPamela G. McDermott ’73Hingham, MAKaren N. Meyer ’70Colchester, VTWolfgang MiederWilliston, VTJulie Simon Munro ‘86Larkspur, CAJeff Newton ‘79Concord, MAJacqueline Noonan MD’54Lexington, KYMildred A. Reardon MD’67Williston, VTWilliam F. Ruprecht ’80Greenwich, CTScott S. Segal ’77Charleston, WVWilliam G. Shean ’79Winchester, MAJack S. Silver ‘64New York, NYDavid Spector ‘56New York, NYJohn Tampas ‘51, MD ‘54Colchester, VTKenneth Wormser ‘78Demarest, NJCharles Zabriskie ‘53Wellesley Hills, MA University of Vermont,The University of Vermont began a new chapter in its fundraising history January 1, 2012, with the formal start of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural Foundation, Inc.The foundation was incorporated in March 2011 and has since been engaged in organizing its administrative and governance structure. The purpose of the UVM Foundation is to secure and manage private support for UVM. It will devote itself to raising financial support for the academic and related priorities of the university, including gifts that will build a supplemental endowment.”This alliance has broad implications for the financial health of the University, and its impact will be felt throughout the institution,” said UVM Interim President John Bramley. “With the establishment of the University of Vermont Foundation, UVM has signaled its intent to become more engaged in the broader scope of American philanthropy.”As the primary and preferred recipient for charitable gifts that benefit the university, the UVM Foundation is an independent organization governed by its own Board of Directors, , and assisted in its work by a volunteer Foundation Leadership Council comprised of major donors. Foundation responsibilities include identifying and nurturing relationships with potential donors and other friends of UVM; soliciting cash, securities, real and intellectual property and other private resources; and acknowledging and stewarding gifts in accordance with donor intent.”We couldn’t be more pleased with the way the UVM Foundation has come together in the last year,” said UVM Foundation President and CEO Richard Bundy, who came to Vermont from the Iowa State University Foundation. “With an outstanding Board of Directors and Foundation Leadership Council in place, capable and experienced fundraising staff, and a strong and expanding base of engaged donors, we’re eager to take the university to a new level of philanthropic support.”With the official launch, the 75 staff who were formerly members of the university’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) became employees of the UVM Foundation, and DAR has been eliminated from the UVM administrative organization. The UVM Alumni Association will continue to operate its various programs and initiatives as an integral part of the overall UVM Foundation.UVM had its fourth consecutive year of growth in private giving in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010, and set a new record for fundraising receipts with more than $29 million raised in support of UVM people, programs, and facilities.last_img read more

IMCA All-Star drivers, na­tional champions receive firesuits from Velocita

first_imgCLEMMONS, N.C. – Velocita helps recognize 30 more of the best IMCA drivers this season, dur­ing the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.Every Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified driver starting the 13th annual event, on Friday, Sept. 9 dur­ing the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speedway, re­ceives a custom firesuit from Velocita and race sponsor Axle Exchange.“We are very excited to be a part of the All Star event! While many of the elected drivers are al­ready Velocita customers, it’s humbling that Fast Shafts chose Velocita to make these suits,” said Velocita director Brad Smith. “We look forward to a star-filled night and the entire Super Nationals week.”Velocita is in its fifth year as an IMCA marketing partner and again gives custom firesuits to na­tional champions in all eight sanctioned divisions. Those firesuits will be presented at the national awards banquet in November.Modified, Stock Car and Hobby Stock regional champions not winning national titles receive prod­uct certificates good for $200 off the purchase of a custom firesuit.Velocita also manufac­tures gloves and shoes. More information is available at the company’s www.velocita-usa.com website, on Facebook or by calling 336 816-7223.“Velocita has really set themselves up to be the most recognizable custom suit manufacturer for IMCA racers,” said Kevin Yoder, IMCA marketing director. “With free suits on display at our na­tional banquet, and now on the grandest stage in motorsports at the IMCA Speedway Motors Su­per Nationals fueled by Casey’s, Velocita really supports IMCA racing at the highest level.”last_img read more