our mission

The Stratton Foundation is a community based non-profit organization that cares about the health and welfare of children and their families in southern Vermont. The mission of the Stratton Foundation is to address the challenges of poverty that stand between a child in-need and the opportunity to be healthy, safe, and educated. The goal of the Stratton Foundation is to end the cycle of generational poverty by helping at-risk children become successful adults.


Founded in 1996, a small group of community-minded individuals shared a common love for the Stratton Mountain community and joined together with a goal to enhance the quality of life of their friends, neighbors, and visitors.

The Stratton Foundation was formed to support local non-profit organizations that enhance opportunities for all working and living in the mountain communities. Over time, the Foundation realized a more focused mission to care for those most vulnerable, contributing $1,872,000 to support programs and organizations that execute critical services. The Foundation also launched the Hurricane Irene Relief Fund, providing $430,000 to help families and businesses devastated by the storm in August, 2011.

The Foundation’s success depends on the generosity of its members, both individual and corporate, area businesses and service organizations, sponsors, and the Stratton Mountain Resort.  


  • Steve Kerstein, President

  • Parker Rice, Treasurer

  • Jonathan Klein, Secretary

  • Randal Dapron, Director

  • Debbie Shields, Director

  • Craig Panarisi, Director

  • Elizabeth Ward, Director

  • Kim Wohler, Director

  • Roxanne Prescott, Director (2019)

  • Jan Giejda, Director (2019)

  • Abbe Haber, Director (2019)

  • Tammy Mosher, Executive Director (since 2012)

Founding Directors
Michael Cobb • Bob Fries • Kimet Hand • Rick Hube • Carl Williams