Vermont Nonprofit Navigator

Explore the organizations and people that power Vermont's $6.8 billion nonprofit economy.

By Andrea Suozzo of Seven Days

Burr & Burton Academy

Po Box 498, Manchester, VT | Tax-exempt since May 1974

EIN
030179404
Last filing
06/2017
Organization type
501(c)(3)
Mission category
Education
Foundation type
School
Nonprofit since
May 1, 1974

Last reported financials:

Revenue
$39,478,004
Assets
$61,705,204
Source: IRS

2017

Expenses

$18,083,707

Fundraising expenses

$702,852

Salary expenses

$12,134,970

Revenue

$39,478,004

Contributions and grants

$20,870,145

Assets

$61,705,204

Liabilities

$7,180,768

View 990 Submitted 12/18/2018

2016

Expenses

$17,196,300

Fundraising expenses

$651,791

Salary expenses

$11,724,749

Revenue

$18,135,710

Contributions and grants

$1,025,061

Assets

$41,295,197

Liabilities

$7,176,313

View 990 Submitted 01/19/2018

2015

Expenses

$16,762,416

Fundraising expenses

$647,028

Salary expenses

$11,484,302

Revenue

$15,656,308

Contributions and grants

$1,229,284

Assets

$39,944,624

Liabilities

$6,924,856

View 990 Submitted 02/23/2017

2014

Expenses

$16,005,296

Fundraising expenses

$640,820

Salary expenses

$11,038,210

Revenue

$17,728,388

Contributions and grants

$2,476,062

Assets

$40,751,985

Liabilities

$6,218,686

View 990 Submitted 02/03/2016

2013

Expenses

$15,598,930

Fundraising expenses

$549,607

Salary expenses

$10,822,641

Revenue

$16,312,508

Contributions and grants

$1,943,589

Assets

$39,862,362

Liabilities

$6,152,294

View 990 Submitted 12/09/2014

2012

View 990 Submitted 12/31/2013

2011

View 990 Submitted 12/21/2012

Organizations are required to list board members, key employees and anyone making over $100,000 from this or a related organization.

2017

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Mark Tashjian Headmaster $252,704 $13,307
Margaret Kenny Assistant Head Of School $135,232 $8,937
Michael Cohen Trustee $0 $0
Ed Campbell Trustee $0 $0
Bill Cairns Trustee $0 $0
Peggy Brockett Trustee $0 $0
Brian Barefoot Trustee $0 $0
Sanfra Weiss Secretary $0 $0
Rob Redmond Trustee $0 $0
Michael Powers Trustee $0 $0
Michael Cooperman Trustee $0 $0
Scott Swenor Trustee $0 $0
Skip Martin Trustee $0 $0
Lee Spivey Treasurer $0 $0
Barry Rowland Board Vice Chair $0 $0
Seth Bongartz Board Chair $0 $0
Carol O'Connor Trustee $0 $0
Tony Whaling Trustee $0 $0
Kellie Waite Trustee $0 $0

2016

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Mark Tashjian Headmaster $216,913 $12,477
Margaret Kenny Assistant Head Of School $118,093 $7,326
Barry Rowland Board Vice Chair $0 $0
Lee Spivey Treasurer $0 $0
Sanfra Weiss Secretary $0 $0
Brian Barefoot Trustee $0 $0
Peggy Brockett Trustee $0 $0
Bill Cairns Trustee $0 $0
Ed Campbell Trustee $0 $0
Michael Cohen Trustee $0 $0
Michael Cooperman Trustee $0 $0
Skip Martin Trustee $0 $0
Michael Powers Trustee $0 $0
Scott Swenor Trustee $0 $0
Kellie Waite Trustee $0 $0
Tony Whaling Trustee $0 $0
Seth Bongartz Board Chair $0 $0

2015

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Mark Tashjian Headmaster $211,095 $37,158
Brian Barefoot Trustee $0 $0
Ed Campbell Trustee $0 $0
Michael Cohen Trustee $0 $0
Michael Cooperman Trustee $0 $0
Skip Martin Trustee $0 $0
Michael Powers Trustee $0 $0
Scott Swenor Trustee $0 $0
Tony Whaling Trustee $0 $0
Bill Cairns Trustee $0 $0
Peggy Brockett Trustee $0 $0
Carol O'Connor Trustee $0 $0
Cindy O'Leary Trustee $0 $0
Oliver Olsen Trustee $0 $0
Sanfra Weiss Secretary $0 $0
Seth Bongartz Board Chair $0 $0
Lee Spivey Treasurer $0 $0
Barry Rowland Board Vice Chair $0 $0

2014

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Mark Tashjian Headmaster $195,065 $36,335
Cindy O'Leary Trustee $0 $0
Tony Whaling Trustee $0 $0
Sanfra Weiss Secretary $0 $0
Skip Martin Trustee $0 $0
Oliver Olsen Trustee $0 $0
Michael Cooperman Trustee $0 $0
Carol O'Connor Trustee $0 $0
Lee Spivey Treasurer $0 $0
Michael Cohen Trustee $0 $0
Ed Campbell Trustee $0 $0
Lu French Trustee $0 $0
Mike Powers Trustee $0 $0
Scott Swenor Trustee $0 $0
Brian Barefoot Trustee $0 $0
Barry Rowland Board Vice Chair $0 $0
Seth Bongartz Board Chair $0 $0

2013

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Mark Tashjian Headmaster $176,031 $35,443
Oliver Olsen Trustee $0 $0
Lee Spivey Trustee $0 $0
Andy Shaw Board Secretary $0 $0
Barry Rowland Board Vice Chair/Treasurer $0 $0
Patti Komline Trustee $0 $0
Sanfra Weiss Trustee $0 $0
Seth Bongartz Board Chair $0 $0
Brian Barefoot Trustee $0 $0
Scott Swenor Trustee $0 $0
Ed Campbell Trustee $0 $0
Michael Cohen Trustee $0 $0
Carol O'Connor Trustee $0 $0
Cindy O'Leary Trustee $0 $0
Mike Powers Trustee $0 $0
Tony Whaling Trustee $0 $0
Skip Martin Trustee $0 $0
Lu French Trustee $0 $0

About this tool

As of May 2018, Vermont’s 6,044 nonprofits reported $6.8 billion in revenue and $13.2 billion in assets in their latest Internal Revenue Service filings. The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that nearly 18 percent of the state’s workers are employed by 501c3s.

Organizations like ProPublica and Guidestar both offer excellent tools that open up public access to the information contained in IRS 990s, the financial reports nonprofits file annually. But we wanted to be able to dive a little deeper — to see, search, sort and filter the organizations and people that make up Vermont’s nonprofit ecosystem.

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About the data

To build a list of Vermont nonprofit organizations, we pulled state listings from the Internal Revenue Service.

Some Vermont nonprofits — about one-third — file digitally. That includes all of the state’s largest nonprofit organizations, like hospitals and colleges, plus many smaller ones. The IRS makes those filings available as XML files for public download, and tools like IRSx make it possible to understand what’s in those data files.

In cases where electronic filings weren’t available, we pulled in PDF versions from ProPublica’s API, so that we could get a better idea of the organizations we were missing.

In all, you’ll find more than 13,500 filings from nonprofit organizations in this database. However, there are some caveats. Not all nonprofits file annual financial reports — those with limited annual revenue, as well as ones that fall into religious, governmental or other exempt categories, are not required to file. And even when organizations file 990s, they don’t always do them right.

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