Freedom Fund Dinner

This event is sold out! Thank you to all our supporters.

Friday, August 16, 2019 • 5:30-8:30
Franklin Conference Center, Rutland


The Freedom Fund dinner is an opportunity to gather, celebrate our accomplishments, honor members of the community, and raise funds for our work in the year to come.

Portrait of Maria J Stephan

This year’s dinner will feature keynote speaker Maria J. Stephan, director of the Program on Nonviolent Action at the U.S. Institute of Peace, which focuses on applied research, training and education and informing policies and practice related to civil resistance, nonviolent action and their roles in transforming violent conflict and advancing just peace. She was formerly a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, where she co-led the Future of Authoritarianism project. Previously, Stephan was lead foreign affairs officer in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO), where she worked on both policy and operations for Afghanistan and Syria engagements.

Thanks to our 2019 Sponsors!

Awesome Graphics
Castleton Indivisible
Episcopal Church in Vermont
The Gymnasium
Sherman and Pat Hunter
Amy Hastings and Larry Yarbrough
Ionne Creative
Otter Creek Yoga
Fran and Spence Putnam
Rights and Democracy Vermont
Ron Pulcer Music
Rutland Regional Medical Center
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Rutland
Vermont Country Store