Vermont Nonprofit Navigator

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

By Andrea Suozzo of Seven Days

Vermont Law School Inc

Po Box 96, South Royalton, VT | Tax-exempt since February 1974

EIN
237251952
Last filing
06/2017
Organization type
501(c)(3)
Mission category
Education
Foundation type
School
Nonprofit since
Feb. 1, 1974

Last reported financials:

Revenue
$32,115,510
Assets
$42,546,018
Source: IRS

2015

Expenses

$32,653,967

Fundraising expenses

$916,085

Salary expenses

$13,914,956

Revenue

$31,535,140

Contributions and grants

$4,711,036

Assets

$43,644,867

Liabilities

$17,712,847

View 990 Submitted 09/19/2017

2014

Expenses

$34,015,870

Fundraising expenses

$1,045,616

Salary expenses

$14,575,516

Revenue

$32,589,966

Contributions and grants

$4,113,140

Assets

$45,858,750

Liabilities

$18,416,670

View 990 Submitted 08/02/2016

2013

Expenses

$32,949,620

Fundraising expenses

$700,878

Salary expenses

$15,422,156

Revenue

$33,259,349

Contributions and grants

$3,727,322

Assets

$48,014,479

Liabilities

$18,960,278

View 990 Submitted 08/24/2015

2012

View 990 Submitted 07/01/2014

2011

View 990 Submitted 08/16/2013

2010

View 990 Submitted 06/22/2012

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
Marc Mihaly President/Dean & Professor $216,195 $28,172
Margaret Barry Associate Dean For Clinical & Experiential Program $159,919 $26,472
Melissa Scanlan Professor Of Law $156,717 $3,184
Jackie Gardina Vice Dean For Faculty $153,615 $20,509
David Firestone Professor Of Law $151,975 $20,627
Stephanie Willbanks Vice Dean For Admin & Student Affairs $151,931 $27,979
Laurie Ristino Professor Of Law $151,056 $28,106
Michael Dworkin Professor Of Law $147,852 $18,708
Lorraine Atwood Vp Of Finance $132,756 $26,273
Ashton Roberts Past Trustee $0 $0
Glenn Berger Trustee $0 $0
Leslie Cadwell Trustee $0 $0
Brian Dunkiel Trustee $0 $0
Colleen Connor Treasurer $0 $0
Charles E Shafer Past Secretary $0 $0
Harold Jones Trustee $0 $0
Patrick Marass Trustee $0 $0
Constance Neary Trustee $0 $0
Karis North Trustee $0 $0
Scott Cullen Trustee $0 $0
Gerard Jones Past Trustee $0 $0
Catherine Mackenzie Trustee $0 $0
Whitney Debevoise Trustee $0 $0
Matthew Matule Trustee $0 $0
Christopher Dutton Chair $0 $0
Robert Fiske Trustee $0 $0
Sheppard Guryan Past Trustee $0 $0
Peter Hall Trustee $0 $0
Mark Sciarrotta Secretary $0 $0
Richard Matasar Trustee $0 $0
George Mckann Trustee $0 $0
Kevin Mendik Trustee $0 $0
Robert Taisey Trustee $0 $0
William Lytton Trustee $0 $0
Anne Debevoise Ostby Trustee $0 $0
Richard Ayres Trustee $0 $0
Edna Baugh Trustee $0 $0
Randolph Brock Trustee $0 $0
James Clemons Trustee $0 $0
James Hanson Vice Chair $0 $0

2014

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Marc Mihaly President/Dean & Professor $218,656 $24,319
Margaret Barry Assoc Dean Clinical & Experiential Programs $163,432 $21,138
Stephanie Willbanks Vice Dean For Admin & Student Affairs $156,281 $16,323
Michael Dworkin Professor Of Law $154,646 $14,973
Melissa Scanlan Professor Of Law $154,027 $21,134
David Firestone Professor Of Law $151,971 $17,970
Mark Latham Vice Dean For Academic Affairs $150,550 $2,644
Jackie Gardina Vice Dean For Faculty $150,403 $17,130
Maryann Zavez Professor Of Law $145,577 $8,593
Lorraine Atwood Vp Of Finance $132,817 $22,334
Gerard Jones Trustee $0 $0
Sheppard Guryan Trustee $0 $0
Hon Peter Hall Trustee $0 $0
Ashton Roberts Trustee $0 $0
Charles E Shafer Secretary $0 $0
Perez C Ehrich Past Vice Chair $0 $0
Randy Hertz Past Trustee $0 $0
Mary Wilson Past Trustee $0 $0
Michele Gatto Past Trustee $0 $0
Jason Hutt Past Trustee $0 $0
Frances Yates Past Treasurer $0 $0
Edward Mattes Past Chair $0 $0
Mark Sciarrotta Trustee $0 $0
Ashlee Stetser Past Trustee $0 $0

2013

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Carl Yirka Professor Of Law $299,238 $8,951
Marc Mihaly President/Dean & Professor $291,557 $23,409
Susan Apel Professor Of Law $279,669 $17,093
Gilbert Kujovich Professor Of Law $174,085 $8,336
Margaret Barry Assoc Dean Clinical & Experiential Progs. $167,312 $19,760
Mark Latham Vice Dean For Academic Affairs $163,249 $3,455
Stephanie Willbanks Vice Dean For Admin. & Student Affairs $160,133 $14,274
Jackie Gardina Vice Dean For Faculty $154,971 $16,884
David Firestone Professor Of Law $154,802 $17,146
Michael Dworkin Professor Of Law $153,060 $14,366
Lorraine Atwood Vp Finance & Admin. $137,731 $20,158
James Hanson Iii Trustee $0 $0
Mary Wilson Trustee $0 $0
Charles E Shafer Trustee $0 $0
Mathew Matule Trustee $0 $0
Randy Hertz Trustee $0 $0
Edward Mattes Chair $0 $0
Frances Yates Treasurer $0 $0
Perez C Ehrich Vice Chair $0 $0
Christopher Dutton Secretary $0 $0
Richard E Ayres Past Trustee $0 $0
Collen H Connor Trustee $0 $0
Michele Gatto Trustee $0 $0
Jason Hutt Trustee $0 $0
Richard Sala Trustee $0 $0
Karen White Trustee $0 $0
Jeff Fucci Trustee $0 $0
Ashlee Stetser Trustee $0 $0
Anne Ostby 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.

Then, read Give and Take, our ongoing series of stories on Vermont's nonprofit economy.

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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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