Kurn Hattin News
Kurn Hattin Homes for Children Appoints New Principal
Westminster, Vermont—Kurn Hattin Homes for Children is pleased to announce the appointment of Noah D. Noyes, M. Ed to the position of school principal.
Following an extensive search process involving a committee of highly-respected faculty, staff, and administrators; Mr. Noyes, a native of Hyde Park, Vermont, emerged as the outstanding choice to lead Kurn Hattin's academic department. His tenure became effective July 1, 2015.
Kurn Hattin Homes Development Director Kim Fine Recertified as a Certified Fund Raising Executive
Westminster, Vermont--Kim Fine, Director of Development and Public Relations at Kurn Hattin Homes in Westminster, Vermont, has been recertified by CFRE International as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Fine joins over 5,300 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation.
Kurn Hattin Homes for Children Welcomes New Board Members
WESTMINSTER, VT. — Kurn Hattin Homes for Children recently welcomed two new members to its Board.
Phil Perlah is a Member, Development Review Board, Town of Chester, Vermont; Board Member and Treasurer, Parks Place Community Center; and Member, Audit Committee, The Core Group Inc. He is employed part time by the Himalayan Cataract Project in their Finance Department. He has served as Finance Director of Amref Health Africa (USA), a $10 million NGO until 2014. Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer and Counsel at The Seiden Group, an advertising agency that had $50 million in gross billings. Phil has served as counsel at Sara Lee Branded Apparel (now HanesBrands International); Chesebrough-Pond’s (now part of Unilever); and IBM. He has also practiced law in his own firm. He is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law and Brooklyn College. Phil lives in Chester, Vermont with his wife Lois.
Media Release: Kurn Hattin Historical Exhibit Opens at Vermont History Museum April 11
The Vermont Historical Society celebrates the Month of the Young Child with a showing of Kurn Hattin Homes for Children's historical exhibit, entitled A Legacy of Caring: Adapting to the Changing Needs of Children and Families. The exhibit, which tracks the historical evolution of one of Vermont's longest-standing child and family service agencies, will be on display at the Vermont History Museum, 109 State Street, Montpelier from April 11 through October, 2015.
Kurn Hattin Homes Hosts Annual Jazz Invitational
Kurn Hattin Homes for Children welcomes the public to attend its Annual Jazz Invitational on Wednesday, April 8th at 7:00 pm, with performances by the Bellows Falls Union High School Jazz Ensemble, The Putney School Jazz Ensemble Vermont Academy Jazz Ensemble, and the Kurn Hattin Jazz Ensemble.
Kurn Hattin Homes for Children’s Sanderson Announces Plans to Retire
Connie Sanderson, Kurn Hattin Homes for Children's Executive Director, has announced her plans to retire after nearly three decades of service to the 120-year-old non-profit children’s services agency. Sanderson intends to step down from her current position later this year. She will assist in the transition to a new Executive Director and remain on staff until a new leader is in place, after which time she will continue to serve Kurn Hattin as a key fundraiser on a part-time basis.
Youth Choruses Gather for Kurn Hattin Choral Invitational and Food Shelf Benefit, March 18, 7PM
WESTMINSTER, VT | Kurn Hattin Homes for Children invites the public to attend its 23rd Annual Choral Invitational on Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00pm. This event is open to the public and serves as a food/fundraiser for Our Place food shelf in Bellows Falls, as well as a celebration of "Music in our Schools Month."
Kurn Hattin Choir Gets Encore on WGBY-TV's Choral Competition Series, Together in Song; Season Premiere Airs Saturday, March 7 at 7:30pm
WESTMINSTER, VT—For the third year in a row, the Kurn Hattin Homes Select Choir has earned a spot on the public television series “Together in Song,” produced and aired by PBS member station WGBY. Kurn Hattin's performance will air during the season premiere Saturday, March 7 at 7:30pm. The children are defending the top spot in the "Children's Gospel" category, which they have held for the past two years.
Fontaine Steps in as Acting Kurn Hattin Principal
Veteran Kurn Hattin teacher Tom Fontaine has taken over as Acting Principal of the school at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. Fontaine stepped in to fill the position following the passing of former Principal and long-time Kurn Hattin educator, Tom Fahner, who lost an extended battle with cancer in January.
Fontaine, who has headed the science department and farm science program at Kurn Hattin since 1999, says he is pleased at the opportunity to help. "We're a fairly small organization, and we need to wear many hats. The important thing is maintaining as much continuity and stability for the children as possible."