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"2022 JUMP welcomes New Board President Katharine (Kathy) Stockman"

Katharine moved to Shelburne from Cambridge, Massachusetts 16 years ago and began volunteering throughout the greater Burlington community. She brings with her expertise as a business consultant, business owner, owner of a non-profit, teacher and artist.

Katharine worked for JUMP in an administrative and book keeping position for several years beginning in 2006. She has volunteered on the JUMP Fundraising Committee, has served as Vice President of the board and now is Board President.

Kathy is looking forward to working closely with the JUMP board and other volunteers, as well as staff.

After serving the JUMP board as president for 10 years, JUMP would like to thank exiting President Ron Pynn for his distinguished leadership and dedication. Ron will continue to serve on the board as vice president, providing insight and expertise.
2022 Grant Acknowledgements

JUMP, the Joint Urban Ministry Project recently received the following grants from Ben & Jerry's Foundation, Essex Town/Village of Essex Junction, Mascoma Bank, Burlington Mayor's Discretionary Fund, Antonio B and Rita M Pomerleau Foundation, SCHIP (Shelburne, Charlotte, Hinesburg Interfaith Project) and Shelburne Town - between March 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022.


Like many frontline service providers, JUMP has struggled with funding uncertainty and continual adjustments to ensure consistent delivery of services. Therefore, JUMP would like to acknowledge the grant funders who work tirelessly to make the world a better place for impoverished families and individuals in need. A tremendous impact, the awarded funds will help JUMP provide sustainable needed hybrid services; Walk in Thursdays 9-Noon and online Monday through Friday – effectively assisting thousands of our most vulnerable Vermont neighbors.


Wanda Hines, Director, “We are all humbled and grateful to be fortunate enough to be considered and awarded. Also, we are very appreciative of year-round support from 28 area faith communities, local agencies and businesses, individual donors as well as Board of Directors, Committee members, Volunteers and Staff for unwavering dedication to JUMP’s mission.  Together, your support allows JUMP to provide accessible voucher assistance to over 2400 families when it is needed most.  Thank you!”


Antonio B and Rita M Pomerleau Foundation - $5000

Ben & Jerry's Foundation - $1500

Burlington Mayor's Discretionary Fund - $1500

Mascoma Bank - $2200

SCHIP (Shelburne, Charlotte, Hinesburg, Interfaith Project) - $1500

Town of Essex / Village of Essex Junction - $3770

Town of Shelburne - $2000

2021 Grant and Event Sponsor Acknowledgements
Reflective of shared commonality and purpose, JUMP would like to acknowledge and thank the following diverse range of grantors and supporters over the last couple of years:
  • Ben & Jerry’s Foundation
  • City Market
  • Employees' Community Action Council (ECAC) of General Dynamics 
  • Hoehl Family
  • Northfield Savings Bank
  • Richard E. & Deborah L. Tarrant Foundation 
  • SCHIP Grant
  • Town of Essex/Human Services
  • Town of Shelburne Social Service Grant 
  • 100+ Women Who Care of Chittenden County (100WWC)

2021 Virtual RUN for JUMP/Walk made possible by
Sponsors, and contributors:  NBT Bank, Global Foundries, Obrien Brothers, Leonardo's Pizza, Automaster Motor Co., Inc., Opportunities Credit Union, Sweeney Design Build, LLC, J & M Groceries, Archies / The Scoop / Pizza 44, All Aspects Tile and Carpentry, Aubuchon Hardware Shelburne, Shelburne Pond Studios, Dee Physical Therapy plus our many contributors; August First, City Market, Exxon, Scoop Ice Cream/Archie’s Grill, Pizza 44, Leunig’s, Zero Gravity, The Mane House, McKenzie Country Classic, Snowflake Chocolates, Isham Family farm, Peg & Ters and VT Teddy Bear  
Like many nonprofits, the current crisis has forced JUMP to re-imagine how we operate, how we administer service, how we interact with staff, clients, board and committee members, volunteers, vendors as well community partners.  What has manifest, is an opportunity to reconfirm JUMP's purpose, to better focus on our mission, to better consolidate assistance, and to better diversify and stabilize  funding to better serve the working poor and economically disadvantaged people – to more effectively “Focus on the future”.  
  ---Wanda Hines; JUMP Director