Vermont Adult Learning announces Mascoma as first top-level business sponsor

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Adult Learning (VAL) is pleased to announce the recent support of Mascoma Bank as their first top-tier or “VAL-edictorian” level business sponsor. 

The Vermont Adult Learning Business Sponsorship program was launched in late 2021 as a way of strengthening connections with area employers and enhancing community goodwill while diversifying VAL’s funding streams. 

“We’re so grateful to Mascoma Bank for their continued support, and for their recent contribution as our first business sponsor at this giving level,” said Hal Cohen, Executive Director for Vermont Adult Learning. 

“We are happy to support this important organization and their mission to create an innovative, inclusive, and equitable learning environment for all,” said Mariah Davis, Community Impact Officer for Masdcoma Bank. “Together, we can strengthen our communities and make positive change.” 

“Mascoma is well-known for their commitment to community building and we appreciate their recognition of our role in that as well,” Cohen added. “As state and federal funding streams are shifting and an increased need for unrestricted monetary support is being felt across the nonprofit sector, having the investment of local businesses like Mascoma has become all the more important.” 

Area businesses interested in learning more about the sponsorship program and other opportunities to support VAL’s programs and services are encouraged to contact Janine Fleri, Development Director, at (802) 735-1670 or [email protected].

Vermont Adult Learning’s Mission is to create an innovative, inclusive, and equitable learning environment that provides personalized opportunities for education and career development for Vermont residents by building relationships, strengthening communities, and fostering lifelong learning.

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