GOV. JAMES DOUGLAS presents an official proclamation of McCardell Day on Monday at Middlebury's Edgewater Gallery during an event to introduce the Addison County Founters' Collaborative to Address Emerging COmmunity Needs and honor Bonnie and John McCardell. Pictured from left are United Way of Addison County Co-director Helen Freismuth, Bonnie McCardell, John McCardell, Gov. Douglas, United Way Board President Rob Alberts and United Way Co-director Kate McGowan.
Independent photo/Angelo Lynn
MIDDLEBURY — Two area nonprofits, a local art gallery and the former “first family” of Middlebury College are teaming up to establish a new charity that will help Addison County better react to future human services crises.
It’s called the “Addison County Funders’ Collaborative for Emerging Needs” and will be managed by the United Way of Addison County (UWAC) and the Vermont Community Foundation (VCF), in recognition of the many philanthropic endeavors of John and Bonnie McCardell.