Vermont Nonprofit Navigator

Explore the organizations and people that power Vermont's $6.8 billion nonprofit economy.

By Andrea Suozzo of Seven Days

Bennington College Corporation

1 College Dr, Bennington, VT | Tax-exempt since May 1957

EIN
030179414
Last filing
06/2017
Organization type
501(c)(3)
Mission category
Education
Foundation type
School
Nonprofit since
May 1, 1957

Last reported financials:

Revenue
$61,905,372
Assets
$107,370,752
Source: IRS

2015

Expenses

$56,024,284

Fundraising expenses

$2,059,442

Salary expenses

$23,871,772

Revenue

$62,314,564

Contributions and grants

$18,147,330

Assets

$104,475,044

Liabilities

$38,351,430

View 990 Submitted 09/20/2017

2014

Expenses

$53,387,625

Fundraising expenses

$1,620,958

Salary expenses

$22,989,550

Revenue

$55,614,675

Contributions and grants

$14,274,613

Assets

$101,036,890

Liabilities

$38,587,859

View 990 Submitted 08/04/2016

2013

Expenses

$51,338,172

Fundraising expenses

$1,668,157

Salary expenses

$22,316,578

Revenue

$44,477,119

Contributions and grants

$5,745,304

Assets

$97,385,216

Liabilities

$35,328,373

View 990 Submitted 08/21/2015

2012

View 990 Submitted 06/30/2014

2011

View 990 Submitted 05/30/2013

2010

View 990 Submitted 06/21/2012

Organizations are required to list board members, key employees and anyone making over $100,000 from this or a related organization.

2015

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Elizabeth Coleman Dir Of Ctr For Adv Of Pub Act $615,905 $12,232
Mariko Silver President (Exofficio) $425,513 $110,065
Paige Bartels Sr. Vp For Strategic Partnerships $184,630 $15,692
David Rees Senior Vp For Institutional Initiatives/Secretary $180,210 $20,039
Isabel Roche Provost $177,125 $15,015
Brian Murphy Vp/Cfo/Treasurer $172,479 $17,565
Hung Bui Vp And Dean Of Admissions And Financial Aid $150,924 $32,724
Janet Marsden Vp For Communications $123,000 $9,584
Duncan Dobbelmann Associate Provost $121,960 $21,550
Holly A Mccormack Dean Of Field Work Term $120,121 $16,815
David Rekas Controller $102,248 $10,340
Sara Steines Trustee (Resigned 6/2016) $0 $0
Nicholas Stephens Trustee $0 $0
Catharine Stimpson Trustee $0 $0
Ben Simpson Trustee (Started 6/2016) $0 $0
Genell Rakin Trustee $0 $0
Alan Kornberg Chairman $0 $0
Matt Rizzo Vp For Institutional Advancement (Started 6/2016) $0 $0
Penelope Perkins Wilson Trustee $0 $0
Ousseynou Diome Trustee (Rotated Off 6/2016) $0 $0
Priscilla Alexander Trustee $0 $0
Tracy Katsky Boomer Trustee $0 $0
John J Kenney Trustee $0 $0
Bobbie Knable Trustee $0 $0
Daniel B Rowland Trustee $0 $0
Charlene Solow Schwartz Trustee $0 $0
James Simon Trustee $0 $0
Susan Paris Borden Trustee $0 $0
Karen Johnson Boyd Life Trustee (Non Voting Deceased 1/2016) $0 $0
Suzanne Brundage Trustee $0 $0
Matthew Clarke Trustee $0 $0
Barbara Ushkow Deane Vice Chairman $0 $0
William Derrough Trustee $0 $0
Michael Hecht Trustee $0 $0

2014

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Mariko Silver President (Exofficio) $412,310 $123,356
Elizabeth Coleman Frm. Pres./Director Of Capa $237,527 $26,558
Paige Bartels Vp For Institutional Advancement $184,357 $15,145
David Rees Senior Vp For Institutional Initiatives/Secretary $180,027 $19,338
Isabel Roche Provost $177,125 $14,467
Janet Marsden Vp For Communications $143,573 $11,073
Duncan Dobbelmann Associate Provost $122,622 $20,832
Holly A Mccormack Dean Of Field Work Term $119,386 $16,646
Sven Birkerts Writing Seminars Director $100,337 $7,045
Heather Faley Director Of H.R. $99,831 $7,314
Brian Murphy Vp For Finance & Administration/Treasurer $87,082 $4,205
Hung Bui Vp And Dean Of Admissions And Financial Aid $48,626 $16,206
Karen Johnson Boyd Life Trustee (Non Voting) $0 $0
Ousseynou Diome Trustee $0 $0
Tracy Katsky Boomer Trustee (Started 6/2015) $0 $0
Jason Moon Trustee (Rotated Off 6/2015) $0 $0
Aarti Rana Trustee (Rotated Off 6/2015) $0 $0
Sara Steines Trustee $0 $0
Genell Rankin Trustee (Started 6/2015) $0 $0
Nicholas Stephens Trustee (Started 6/2015) $0 $0

2013

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Elizabeth Coleman Dir Of Ctr For Adv Of Pub Act $377,114 $46,175
Mariko Silver President (Exofficio) $192,441 $80,906
Paige Bartels Vp For External Relations $179,766 $15,170
David Rees Senior Vp For Planning & Admin $177,316 $18,754
Laura Krause Treasurer/Vp/Ceo Thru 12/31/13 $176,001 $16,666
Isabel Roche Dean Of The College $173,688 $14,373
Janet Marsden Secretary/Vp $161,875 $12,776
Duncan Dobbelman Associate Dean Of The College $111,788 $18,301
Heather Faley Director Of Human Resources $96,985 $6,658
Mark Wunderlich Professor $95,925 $11,638
Rotimi Suberu Professor $95,483 $16,744
Kerry Woods Professor $93,805 $12,681
Jonathan Pitcher Professor $93,583 $16,360
Insiyah Mohammad Trustee (Rotated Off 6/2014) $0 $0
Aarti Rana Trustee $0 $0
Catherine Stimpson Trustee (Started 5/2014) $0 $0
Deborah Wadsworth Trustee (Deceased 12/2013) $0 $0
Brian Murphy Vp/Cfo (Started 6/30/14) $0 $0
Mary Hammond Storer Trustee $0 $0
Ousseynou Diome Trustee (Started 5/2014) $0 $0
William Derrouogh Trustee $0 $0
Matthew Clarke Trustee (Started 8/2013) $0 $0
Karen Johnson Boyd Life Trustee (Non-Voting) $0 $0
John Boyd Trustee (Rotated Off 9/2013) $0 $0
Jason Moon Trustee $0 $0

About this tool

As of May 2018, Vermont’s 6,044 nonprofits reported $6.8 billion in revenue and $13.2 billion in assets in their latest Internal Revenue Service filings. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that nearly 18 percent of the state’s workers are employed by 501c3s.

Organizations like ProPublica and Guidestar both offer excellent tools that open up public access to the information contained in IRS 990s, the financial reports nonprofits file annually. But we wanted to be able to dive a little deeper — to see, search, sort and filter the organizations and people that make up Vermont’s nonprofit ecosystem.

So we created this tool. Like dairy? Try searching for the Vermont Cheese Council. How about horses? Check out American Morgan Horse Association or Spring Hill Horse Rescue. You’ll also find the University of Vermont Medical Center, the Committee on Temporary Shelter and Middlebury College.

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About the data

To build a list of Vermont nonprofit organizations, we pulled state listings from the Internal Revenue Service.

Some Vermont nonprofits — about one-third — file digitally. That includes all of the state’s largest nonprofit organizations, like hospitals and colleges, plus many smaller ones. The IRS makes those filings available as XML files for public download, and tools like IRSx make it possible to understand what’s in those data files.

In cases where electronic filings weren’t available, we pulled in PDF versions from ProPublica’s API, so that we could get a better idea of the organizations we were missing.

In all, you’ll find more than 13,500 filings from nonprofit organizations in this database. However, there are some caveats. Not all nonprofits file annual financial reports — those with limited annual revenue, as well as ones that fall into religious, governmental or other exempt categories, are not required to file. And even when organizations file 990s, they don’t always do them right.

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