Kurn Hattin News
Charity Navigator Renews Kurn Hattins Homes' Four-star Rating
Westminster, VT– New England Kurn Hattin Homes was recently awarded a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. The 4-star rating is a result of Kurn Hattin Homes’ maintaining sound fiscal management practices and a commitment to accountability and transparency in its efforts of transforming children and their families forever. This is Kurn Hattin Homes’ second consecutive year receiving the 4-star rating.
Media day at Kurn Hattin
BY JOEL SLUTSKY
Westminster - As the June graduation approaches for Kurn Hattin students, the anxiety level is on the rise. The eighth graders will be graduating on June 10 and many will be returning to their homes. The myriad of reasons why students came to the school, whether because of abuse, poverty, homelessness or a difficult home situation, is often heightened as the school season ends. But these graduates have been transformed by the school and are not the same people who first came here. These children are not just leaving any school but a school unlike anything they’ve seen before and in many cases that helped turn their lives around. “From now on I will only have one home; Kurn Hattin is my home,” said a graduate in a filmed presentation.
Kurn Hattin Homes Celebrates Volunteers
Kurn Hattin Homes for Children celebrated its 123 volunteers at the May 4, 2016 Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. School Principal Noah Noyes thanked the volunteers, “Kurn Hattin is so fortunate to have so many kind, generous, and dedicated volunteers. In addition to their commitment to deserving children, they are excellent role models of community service.
Kurn Hattin Homes Music Educator Lisa Bianconi Honored at Public Television Reception Showcasing American Graduate Champions
Lisa Bianconi, music educator at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children in Westminster, VT, and a Grammy Award nominee for her work in music education, was honored by Western New England Public Television station WGBY last week, as one of WGBY’s American Graduate Champions. Bianconi’s work with Kurn Hattin Homes for Children was profiled in a November, 2015 WGBY episode of “Connecting Point”. Connectingpoint.wgby.org/2015/11/american-graduate-kurn-hattin-homes-choir/
Kurn Hattin Jazz Invitational to Feature Samirah Evans and Keene Jazz Orchestra on April 13
Westminster, VT – Kurn Hattin Homes For children welcomes the public to its Annual Jazz Invitational on Wednesday, April 13 at 7PM, at the Higbie Auditorium in the Mayo Memorial Center on the Kurn Hattin campus in Westminster, VT.
Savings Bank of Walpole Supports Kurn Hattin Homes’ Adopt-a-Cottage Program
Mark Bodin, Senior Vice President and CFO of The Savings Bank of Walpole in Walpole, New Hampshire recently presented a $1,000 check supporting Kurn Hattin Homes for Children’s Adopt-a-Cottage program to Kurn Hattin’s Executive Director Stephen Harrison.
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.