Centennial Nonprofit Awards
The Vermont Centennial Nonprofit Awards Program
A project of the Office of the Secretary of State
Governor Peter Shumlin and Secretary of State Jim Condos address
the Centennial Nonprofit Award recipients.
Congratulations to the 2011 Winners!
The Vermont Centennial Nonprofit Awards program honors Vermont’s oldest nonprofits. Any nonprofit that has operated continuously for 100 years or more in Vermont is eligible to participate in the Centennial Awards program.
We believe that it is important to recognize Vermont’s oldest nonprofits for their many contributions to the State of Vermont. It takes a tremendous amount of dedication and support to keep a nonprofit active for 100 years or more. We hope that this program will deepen our understanding of how Vermont's non profits have enhanced our community life during the last hundred years.
On March 14, 2012, twenty-nine centennial nonprofits operating in Vermont were honored at a ceremony at the Vermont State House. Every centennial nonprofit that applies to participate will be recognized in future years.
2011 Vermont Centennial Nonprofit Award Recipients:
Est. 1911 Lyndon State College
Est. 1911 Prosper Cemetery Association, Woodstock
Est. 1910 First Baptist Church of South Londonderry
Est. 1904 Montpelier Lodge of Elks No. 924
Est. 1904 The Vermont Center for the Hard of Hearing, Brattleboro
Est. 1898 Manchester Historical Society
Est. 1897 Mark Skinner Library, Manchester
Est. 1896 Rutland Regional Medical Center
Est. 1894 Westmore Community Church
Est. 1889 Vermont State Firefighters’ Association
Est. 1884 Vermont Veterans’ Home, Bennington
Est. 1878 Vermont Bar Association
Est. 1871 St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
Est. 1870 Goddard College, Plainfield
Est. 1867 Union Agricultural Society (Tunbridge Fair)
Est. 1866 Greater Burlington YMCA
Est. 1846 Rutland County Agricultural Society
Est. 1842 St. Johnsbury Academy
Est. 1842 First Congregational Church and Society of Orwell
Est. 1838 Vermont Historical Society, Barre
Est. 1836 Lambda IOTA Society, Burlington
Est. 1834 Brattleboro Retreat
Est. 1833 West Newbury Congregational Church
Est. 1819 Norwich University, Northfield
Est. 1816 East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church
Est. 1798 First Congregational Church of Berlin
Est. 1796 First Church in Barre, Universalist
Est. 1793 Bradford Congregational Church of the United Church of Christ
Est. 1768 First Congregational Church & Society of Windsor