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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

Giving Opportunities

To assist you in achieving your goal of making a difference in a way that is most meaningful to you while helping to transform the lives of our students, Vermont Adult Learning offers the following opportunities:

  • Address current needs that support programs and services for adult learners by sending a gift to our Holiday Appeal 
  • Support emergency needs by contributing to Vermont Adult Learning’s Sunshine Fund for students needing basic needs assistance (i.e., gas money, bus fare, child care, ) in order to continue attending class 
  • To meet your personal financial goals, plan for loved ones and support programs for Vermont’s adult learners , you may wish to consider a planned gift to Vermont Adult Learning 
  • Vermont Adult Learning also offers a variety of naming opportunities

Ways to Give

Gifts by Check and Credit Card:  Gifts by check or credit card provide flexible support to areas of greatest need, putting your investment to work immediately.  Checks should be made out to Vermont Adult Learning.

Credit Card Donations may be made by our paypal account below — just click on the yellow DONATE BUTTON on the bottom right of this page.

Online Giving:  Your personal information will remain confidential on our secure server. 

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 contact our Development Office at (802) 735-1670 or [email protected] in advance to confirm that Vermont Adult Learning  is able to accept your donation. 

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

Katherine Stamper
Development Director
(802) 735-1670
[email protected]

Wish List

  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Calculators
  • Boxes of Pencils, Pens
  • Paper: Graph Paper, College Rule Notebooks
  • Transportation Funds for bus tickets, parking fees, etc.

Volunteer

I feel learning English is such a valuable skill.  Supporting someone, helping them adjust to a new culture is important.  I’d want someone to help me.

 ~ Janet

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

Contact our Learning Centers to learn about volunteer opportunities

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