Gathers More Donors

Brattleboro School Endowment Gathers More Donors 

November 21, 2013

When June Butler heard about the Brattleboro School Endowment, she said, “What a great idea!  If I give something to this endowment, the money would go to all the children in the town.”

Butler proceeded to make arrangements to leave part of her estate to the Brattleboro School Endowment, and the money is now invested in an interest-generating account.  

Likewise, the Rotary Club found a good partner in the Brattleboro School Endowment.  The Rotarians have decided to give a portion of their annual golf tournament proceeds to other local charities, particularly those that don’t have as much man power to raise the funds, and those that will be able to effect a larger number of people.  The endowment immediately distributed some of this donation to the three elementary schools, which assists them with their winter sports program planning.  Some of the donation was also invested, to hopefully grow into more funds to be distributed again next year.

“Giving to the endowment has far-reaching implications to all the kids in the area,” notes Ellen Capy, one of the founders of the endowment who currently serves as vice president and treasurer.  “We continue to feel such enthusiasm and support from all we’ve spoken with.”

The Brattleboro School Endowment was formed specifically to assist the elementary schools with “extras”.  “The endowment only assists with things outside of the actual budget,” explains Jill Stahl Tyler, the other founder, who currently serves as president.  “It can help with artists-in-residence, special projects in individual class rooms, winter sports or field trips.”  

All donations are tax deductible upon the organization’s recognition as a 501(c)3 nonprofit. The mailing address is Brattleboro School Endowment, Inc; PO Box 2534; Brattleboro, VT 05303.  The website address is