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Ways to Give

Do you VALue lifelong learning? Learners who work with VAL frequently praise the comprehensive, compassionate support they receive from our instructors. They discover strengths and talents within themselves that inspire a new level of confidence and ability, enabling them to contribute more fully to their families, communities, and workplaces.

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donations play an important role in our greater operating budget. You can support our work with a tax-deductible contribution through any of the following methods:

Secure Online Gifts/Credit Card Donations are processed through PayPal. Your personal information will remain confidential on our secure server. 

Checks should be made out to Vermont Adult Learning and mailed to our Central Office at:

77 College Street, Suite 100
Burlington, Vermont 05401

Gifts by check or credit card provide flexible support to areas of greatest need, putting your investment to work immediately!


Matching Gifts:  You or your spouse/partner’s employer may offer an employee matching gift program supporting your charitable giving and increasing the value of your gift.  Please check with your employer to determine if this option exists.

Gifts of Goods and Services:  We are pleased to accept appropriate non-monetary donations. Please see the below Wish List for needed items.

Tribute of Memorial Gifts:  You may make an annual gift in memory or in honor of a loved one or to commemorate a special occasion.  We will be pleased to send a card notifying the honoree or the family of your tribute gift. 

Lifetime Gift Planning:  You may include Vermont Adult Learning in your lifetime charitable giving plans through a bequest, charitable gift annuity, insurance policy, charitable trust or other planned giving vehicle.

To further discuss a gift opportunity of interest to you, please contact:

Janine Fleri
Development Director
(802) 735-1670
[email protected]

How Is My Donation Used?

Unrestricted donations play an important role in our greater operating budget, filling gaps not covered by our state and federal funding. Here are a few ways your donation helps contribute to the success and well-being of our students!

Donor Roll

Thank you to our recent supporters!


  • Alan & Ann Charron
  • Allen & Christine Harker
  • Allen & Glenda Maurer
  • Alex Halpern
  • Ann Crocker and Ba Deal
  • Beverly Keim
  • Bill Gottesman & Debra Lopez Gottesman
  • Bill & Kate Schubart
  • Bill Wilson
  • Bruce & Marita Johnson
  • Casey & R. Howard Romero
  • Cecilia Mooney
  • Cheryl Wilfong
  • Chip & Susan Evans
  • Claire Trask
  • David Justice
  • Donald & Hope Schultz
  • Elizabeth Steele
  • Eric Miller & Brooke Herndon
  • Frank & Joan Donath
  • Gale Hurd
  • Gary & Kathleen Starr
  • Hideo Kikuchi
  • Hollis Field Jr.
  • Iris Berezin
  • Janine Fleri
  • Jim & Jennifer Adkisson
  • Joe Przyperhart
  • Julia Alvarez
  • Kathy & Jerry Maisto
  • Katherine & Tony Stamper
  • Liane & John Barrera
  • Lorraine Colburn
  • Lucia & Matthew Matule
  • Luke Dowley
  • Maayan Cohen
  • Martha McCaughin
  • Mary Rutherford
  • Matthild Schneider & E. James Morton
  • Millard Cox
  • Nancy Hartmuller-Tellstone & Brian Tellstone
  • Neil Pelsue, Jr.
  • Nellie Matthews
  • Peter Shumlin
  • Peter Young
  • Pixie Loomis
  • Rachel Jolly
  • Richard P. Cowperthwait
  • Richard Tulikangas
  • Ruth Allard & Erik Schickedanz
  • Shelley & Hal Cohen
  • Suzanne Masland
  • Thomas & Robin Davis
  • Thomas Kurtz
  • Toby Young
  • Valerie Graham


  • Bowse Health Trust
  • City of Burlington Dept. of Business & Workforce Development
  • Efficiency Vermont
  • Fanny Holt Ames & Edna Louise Holt Fund (CGF), Bank of America, N.A., Trustee
  • Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society
  • Hannaford Community Bag Program
  • Johnson Family Foundation
  • Main Street Landing
  • Shelburne Social Services Committee
  • The Nichols Foundation
  • United Way of Addison County
  • Vermont Community Foundation
  • Vermont Low Income Trust for Electricity

Business Sponsors

VAL now offers four different sponsorship tiers for area businesses that would like to support our mission. Please view our Business Sponsorship Packet here, and please click the logos below to learn more about our VALedictorian, Salutatorian, and AP level sponsors!

VALedictorian Sponsor


Salutatorian Level Sponsor



AP Level Sponsors


If you would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and related benefits, please contact:

Janine Fleri
Development Director
(802) 735-1670
[email protected]

Why We Give

“Vermont Adult Learning provides critical educational and job training services for Vermonters who are most in need. We have found that their staff members are deeply committed to providing personalized learning to help students succeed both in school and in the workplace.”         
                                                                                                                 ~Deb and Paul Markowitz


“I donate to VAL because I know that the skills they provide to their students make a profound difference in their lives, and the lives of their families into the future.”       
                                                                                                                  ~Chip Evans

Wish List

We welcome in-kind donations of the following items:

  • Dry Erase Markers and Erasers/Cleaner
  • Calculators
  • Boxes of Pencils, Pens
  • Paper: Graph Paper, College Rule Notebooks
  • Individually packaged snacks
  • Single-serve beverages

Please contact your nearest learning center to coordinate your donation. Our students and staff thank you!



We love our volunteers! Volunteering at VAL allows you to help a student:

  • Strengthen their reading, writing, math and/or computer skills
  • Learn English
  • Prepare for the GED, TABE and/or Citizenship exam
  • Realize their educational and career goals

Please contact your nearest learning center to learn about volunteer opportunities.

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