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Vermont Community Foundation Announces Two New Board Members

Vermont Community Foundation Announces Two New Board Members Montpelier Vermont

posted at 3:24 pm Thu Nov 6th, 2014 by (WherezIt_Staff)

The Vermont Community Foundation welcomed Carolyn Dwyer and Spencer Knapp to their board of directors on November 1, 2014. The Community Foundation's Board of Directors is elected by the Foundation's 150 members.

"We're pleased to welcome Carolyn and Spencer to our board," says Community Foundation President & CEO Stuart Comstock-Gay. "Our Directors are chosen for their knowledge of the state's key issues, and their commitment to Vermont communities. Both Carolyn and Spencer bring a wealth of experience and insight that will only further deepen our work in Vermont."

Spencer Knapp, an attorney, is the senior vice president and general counsel of the University of Vermont Health Network (formerly Fletcher Allen Partners), where he has served as general counsel since 2002. Before that, Spencer was the managing partner of Dinse, Knapp & McAndrew, a Burlington-based law firm, where he was engaged in regional, corporate, and health care law for nearly 30 years. He has served on the boards of Vermont Public Radio, Vermont Business Roundtable, Fletcher Allen Health Care, United Way of Chittenden County, the Curtis Fund, Greater Burlington YMCA, Lund Family Center, Champlain Valley Union High School, and various municipal boards and commissions.

Carolyn Dwyer is a management consultant, owning her own practice for 12 years. She provides strategic, fundraising, and management services to federal and state political candidates, political committees, nonprofits, and businesses. She has worked as the executive director of Kids Voting Vermont, deputy director of the Women's Leadership Forum, education specialist for Hogan & Hartson, and as a research assistant for the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Carolyn currently serves on the board of directors for the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain and the University of Vermont.

To learn more about the Vermont Community Foundation, visit


The Vermont Community Foundation is a family of hundreds of funds and foundations established by Vermonters to serve their charitable goals. It provides the advice, investment vehicles, and back-office expertise to make giving easy and effective. The Foundation also provides leadership in giving by responding to community needs, mobilizing and connecting philanthropists to multiply their impact, and by keeping Vermont's nonprofit sector vital with grants and other investments in the community.
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Middlebury, VT 05753 (Set as Local)
Montpelier, VT 05602 (Set as Local)

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