Turrell Fund Day for Children

The Turrell Fund, with support from the Vermont Children's Trust Foundation, is pleased to present the Turrell Fund Day for Children & S. Whitney Landon Awards annually in early June. Please join us for this exciting day and be part of the discussion among advocates, policy makers and funders involved in working toward children’s well-being in Vermont.


Event Details

Date: Early June, 2016
Location: Burlington Country Club
Time: 8:30a.m., registration opens
9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. program

2015 Schedule:
8:30 Registration & Networking – Musicians from Young Tradition Vermont
9:00 Welcome – The Reverend William Gannon, Trustee, Turrell Fund
9:15 Introduction – Curt Fields, President & CEO, Turrell Fund
9:20 State of Vermont's Youngest – Governor Shumlin
10:00 The Nation's Youngest – Rhian Evans Allvin, Exec Dir. National Association for the Education of Young Children; Vermont Race-to-the-Top Updates – Julie Cadwallader-Staub & Kathleen Patterson; Q&A
11:00 Break
11:15 Leadership & Collaboration = Success – Dr. Richard Schneider, President, Norwich University; Early Childhood Vermont Leadership Institute – Mark Snelling, President, Snelling Center; Q&A
12:15 Awards Presentation
12:40 Lunch
1:45 PreK Our Way: Leading from New Jersey...Partnering with Vermont – Brian Maher, Leading New Jersey Early Childhood Philanthropist; Sam Crane, PreK Our Way Advisor and Former New Jersey State Treasurer; and Cecil Zalkind, Executive Director, Advocates for Children of New Jersey and Advisory to PreK Our Way; Q&A
3:00 Adjourn Formal Meeting; Networking time


Winooski Family Center

Photos: Julie Richards