Kurn Hattin Homes' Falana Lisa Bloch Receives Certified Fund Raising Executive Status

Falana Lisa Bloch, Assistant Director of Development at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children in Westminster, Vermont, has been certified by CFRE International as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Bloch joins over 5,300 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation, including Kurn Hattin’s Director of Development and Public Relations Kim Fine and Major Gifts Director (former Executive Director) Connie Sanderson.

Kurn Hattin Children Share in the Holiday Spirit of Giving

WESTMINSTER, VT― It was another festive holiday season filled with the spirit of giving at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. Tim Mollica of Christmas Trees of Vermont and his family donated eleven trees, hand-picked by the children. The children and staff put on their holiday sparkles and finery for the very special Annual Night of Giving dinner. In the months leading up to this event, the children in each cottage selected a Christmas giving project to help those in need.

John and Carol Hubbard Receive Kurn Hattin Homes’ Charles Albert Dickinson Award

On December 10th, John and Carol Hubbard of Walpole, New Hampshire, were the recipients of Kurn Hattin Homes for Children’s Charles Albert Dickinson Award. The Charles Albert Dickinson Award, established in 2013, is given annually in recognition of an individual or organization whose philanthropic commitment embodies the mission of Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. Named for founder Charles Albert Dickinson, the award recognizes those who make a significant contribution to the field of child welfare, and help to transform the lives of children and families forever. The award, designed and created by Vermont artist, Robert DuGrenier, features a beautiful cast crystal relief image of Dickinson.

On Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

#GivingTuesday is a national social media fundraising event on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving (Dec. 1) All donations raised during that 24-hour period will benefit Kurn Hattin’s Music Program. Starting at midnight on December 1st, instructional videos made by our students will be posted on Twitter, Facebook, and in emails throughout the day.

Press Release from People's United Community Foundation

People's United Community Foundation Awards $5,000 to New England Kurn Hattin Homes in Vermont

BURLINGTON, VT – The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, announced today that it has awarded $5,000 to New England Kurn Hattin Homes in Westminster, Vermont.

Since 1894, Kurn Hattin has helped thousands of at-risk children grow up to lead productive and purposeful adult lives by providing a safe home and quality education in a nurturing environment. The funding from People’s United Community Foundation will support its residential home and school, designed to educate and heal young people from families affected by social or economic dysfunction.

Kurn Hattin Homes for Children Appoints New Executive Director

Westminster, Vermont—Following an extensive nationwide search, the Board of Directors of Kurn Hattin Homes for Children has named veteran educational administrator and nonprofit leader Stephen Harrison as the organization's new Executive Director, following the retirement of Connie Sanderson. 

Kurn Hattin's Professional Development Conference, "So Sexy So Soon? So Tough So Soon?" With Dr. Diane Levin to be held in Westminster, VT on October 23.

Westminster, Vermont—Kurn Hattin Homes For Children presents its 24th Professional Development Conference, So Sexy So Soon? So Tough So Soon? How Contemporary Society Impacts Attachment Relationships And What We Can Do About It with professor and author Diane E. Levin PhD on the Kurn Hattin campus in Westminster, VT on Friday, October 23, 2015. The daylong conference, from 8:45AM-3:30PM, includes Dr. Levin's presentations and lunch.

New Rite Aid Incentive Program Means More Dollars to Kurn Hattin-But you must act now!

The Rite Aid Foundation has a new (short term) incentive program running from October 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016.

The more new enrollees to Rite Aid's Wellness/KidCents Program and who select NEW ENGLAND KURN HATTIN HOMES as their designated charity, the more funds come to Kurn Hattin. You do not need to make a purchase, though rounded up purchases will continue to go to your designated charity-NEW ENGLAND KURN HATTIN HOMES.

Kurn Hattin Children to Sing National Anthem at Red Sox Game, September 24

Westminster, Vermont—A group of lucky students from Kurn Hattin Homes for Children, members of the school's Select Choir, has been invited to sing the Star Spangled Banner at the start of the September 24 Red Sox game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The game will be broacast on television and radio stations that generally carry Red Sox games at 7:10PM. Check local listings.

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