Lynne von Trapp Award

Lynne von Trapp Award

For Exemplary Leadership in a Prevention Program for Children

This award is given annually by the Vermont Children's Trust Foundation in honor of Lynne von Trapp, founding benefactor, board member and first Executive Director of the Foundation. The recipient of this award will be selected each year from the recent grantees of the Vermont Children's Trust Fund. The $1,000 award will be given to a program selected by the Foundation and Lynne von Trapp.

The award recipient will have demonstrated s/he is:

  • a driving force in establishing or moving the program or organization forward.
  • responsive to and accurate in meeting the requirements of the Vermont Children's Trust Fund, including proposal submission, reporting and budget management.
  • a good ambassador for the Vermont Children's Trust Fund, both personally and through the work done by the funded program.
  • a positive and optimistic colleague to all.

Lynne von Trapp Award Recipients:

2021 - Genny Albert, The Arts Bus
2020 - Kimberley R. Diemond, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermont
2019 - Maureen Burford, Creative Lives
2018 - Pam Quinn, Twinfield Together Mentoring
2017 - Stephanie Rubin, Capstone Community Action
​2016 - Karen Prosciak, Winooski Family Center
2015 - Brian LaClair, The Hub Teen Center and Skatepark in Bristol
2014 - Alison Lamagna, Good Beginnings of Central Vermont
​2013 - Laura Lawson Tucker, New England Youth Theatre
​​​2012 - Deb Lyons, Puppets In Education, $5,000 VCTF 20th Anniversary Award