For Exemplary Leadership in a Prevention Program for Children
This award is given annually by the Vermont Children's Trust Foundation in honor of Lynne von Trapp, founding benefactor, board member and first Executive Director of the Foundation. The recipient of this award will be selected each year from the recent grantees of the Vermont Children's Trust Fund. The $1,000 award will be given to a program selected by the Foundation and Lynne von Trapp.
The award recipient will have demonstrated s/he is:
2005—Emily Nyman, North Country Schools
2006—Kathy Olwell, New North End Youth Center
2007—Amy Hornblas, AWARE
2008—Holly Lane, Everybody Wins
2010—Lisa Johnson, Currier Afterschool program
2011—Cindy Karasinski, Cobleigh Public Library
2012- Deb Lyons, Puppets In Education, $4,000 VCTF 20th Anniversary Award
The Turrell Fund Day for Children is June 6, 2013 at the Burlington Country Club. This annual event features the presentation of the S. Whitney Landon Memorial Awards.
This year, S. Whitney Landon Awards applicants will be nominated by each Building Bright Futures Regional Council, rather than direct application.
The 2013 S. Whitney Landon Awards presented by the Turrell Fund will be directed to early childhood programs that are exemplary models of direct service delivery to young children and their families that are intentionally designed and implemented in partnership with other programs and early childhood professionals within the community. The Turrell Fund recognizes, applauds and seeks to promote early childhood programs that understand and utilize the resources within the broader early childhood system in Vermont, including those resources that foster and support multi-generational relationships, to have a long term positive impact on the well being of the children and families served.
Multiple awards will be made and will range in amount with the minimum award being $5,000.
The Turrell Fund is a family foundation based in New Jersey that makes grants in the state of Vermont and the four northern counties of New Jersey. In 1995, after the death of S. Whitney Landon, a long-time Turrell trustee, an award was established in his memory for one exemplary program for children ages birth to six in Vermont and New Jersey.
1996—Champlain Valley Kids on the Block, Burlington
1997—Growing up OK, Addison NE Supervisory Union
1998—The Children's Room, Waterbury Center
1999—Windham County Reads Bookmobile
2000—Sara Holbrook Center, Burlington
2001—Unlimited Fathering Opportunities, Bennington
2002—Girls on the Run of Vermont, Statewide
2004—Hinesburg Friends of Families
2005—VNA Family Room
2006—Winooski Family Center
2007—Stepping Stones Preschool
2008—Bright Smiles, Washington County
2009—Vermont Campaign To End Childhood Hunger
2010—The Lamoille Valley Community Justice Program
2012- Addison County Parent Child Center
Photos: Jess Ackerman