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

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