The Wilmington Fund VT extends its sincere appreciation to its generous supporters, state and local leaders, the staff at The Hermitage Inn, and Meryl Streep for contributing to what we thought was a very special night in the Deerfield Valley.
The event earlier this month was our most ambitious fundraiser and so many people rose to the occasion.
Money raised that night through a fantastic dinner, for which gracious Oscar-winning Streep served as hostess; an energetic concert by opener Colby Dix and headliner Joan Osborne; and a silent auction will now be reinvested in Wilmington as it continues to recover from the damage left by Tropical Storm Irene and grow into a more vibrant, diverse economy and community.
The presence of Gov. Peter Shumlin and Rep. Peter Welch underscored the importance of this period of redevelopment here - and the opportunities that could come from it. We thank them for coming.
We also thank all of the attendees for their commitment to the town of Wilmington.
The Hermitage staff, especially Rebecca Lewis and Steve O’Hern, went above and beyond to make sure guests had a good time, and Barry Weisblatt from Whiteleaf Productions helped produce a topnotch show. Wilmington is “where amazing happens.”
Board of directors, The Wilmington Fund VT
Daniel and Tamara Kilmurray, Samantha Critchell, Deborah Emmett-Pike, Robert Fisher, John Gannon, Bruce Mullen, Julie Lineberger, and Ann Manwaring