Vermont Nonprofit Navigator

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

By Andrea Suozzo of Seven Days

Norwich University

158 Harmon Dr, Northfield, VT | Tax-exempt since August 1935

EIN
030179424
Last filing
05/2017
Organization type
501(c)(3)
Mission category
Education
Foundation type
School
Nonprofit since
Aug. 1, 1935

Last reported financials:

Revenue
$160,530,250
Assets
$442,665,888
Source: IRS

2015

Expenses

$147,637,534

Fundraising expenses

$4,012,203

Salary expenses

$52,535,209

Revenue

$146,863,976

Contributions and grants

$8,548,233

Assets

$426,934,125

Liabilities

$137,445,074

View 990 Submitted 08/23/2017

2014

Expenses

$144,415,969

Fundraising expenses

$4,038,845

Salary expenses

$51,874,280

Revenue

$162,308,235

Contributions and grants

$22,048,720

Assets

$451,033,547

Liabilities

$146,530,813

View 990 Submitted 07/28/2016

2013

Expenses

$135,131,152

Fundraising expenses

$3,562,375

Salary expenses

$50,553,424

Revenue

$167,821,469

Contributions and grants

$34,788,242

Assets

$436,116,084

Liabilities

$144,882,004

View 990 Submitted 05/26/2015

2012

View 990 Submitted 06/18/2014

2011

View 990 Submitted 04/29/2013

2010

View 990 Submitted 05/30/2012

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

2016

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Richard Schneider President $465,552 $80,328
Guiyou Huang Svpaa/Provost $184,295 $32,483
Frank Vanecek Vp Student Services $183,442 $26,189
David Magida Chief Admin Officer $179,968 $14,989
Dave Whaley Secretary/Vp Development $172,401 $40,687
Gregory Matthews Vp Enrollment Management $167,109 $35,351
William Clements Vp Grad/Continuing Studies $165,732 $34,822
Cathy Frey Mathematics Professor $161,722 $12,140
Andrea Talentino Dean, College Of Liberal Arts $144,932 $10,777
Lauren Wobby Cfo/Treasurer $141,936 $37,562
Thomas Descoteaux Engineering Professor $137,969 $27,626
Melvin Miller Psychology Professor $137,539 $25,003
Laura Amell Assistant Secretary $62,783 $8,972
Larry Lang Trustee $0 $0
William Lasky Trustee $0 $0
Jesus Mangual Trustee $0 $0
Douglas M Mccracken Trustee $0 $0
Richard Neal Trustee $0 $0
Miles Prentice Trustee $0 $0
Martha Rainville Trustee $0 $0
Stephen Rippe Trustee $0 $0
Mim Runey Trustee $0 $0
Mark Thompson Trustee $0 $0
David Warren Trustee $0 $0
J Fred Weintz Trustee $0 $0
Robert Young Trustee $0 $0
Philip T Susmann Vp Strategic Ptnrshp/Pres. Nuari $0 $36,754
Phil Soucy Vice Chairman $0 $0
Wm Blaine Hawkins Vice Chairman $0 $0
Paul Carrara Trustee $0 $0
Larry Costa Trustee $0 $0
Peter Dalrymple Trustee $0 $0
Philip Down Trustee $0 $0
Tricia Elmer Trustee $0 $0
John Gatti Trustee $0 $0
Maxine Grad Trustee $0 $0
Roberta Haney Trustee $0 $0
Larry Jeffords Trustee $0 $0
Joel A Kobert Trustee $0 $0
John Koziol Trustee $0 $0
Alan F Deforest Chairman $0 $0

2015

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Richard Schneider President $416,679 $89,528
Frank Vanecek Vp Student Services $178,128 $26,034
Guiyou Huang Svpaa/Provost $177,588 $34,944
David Magida Chief Admin Officer $177,508 $14,195
Dave Whaley Secretary/Vp Development $168,689 $38,322
William Clements Vp Grad/Continuing Studies $162,362 $33,690
Andrea Talentino Dean College Of Liberal Arts $139,056 $11,122
Lauren Wobby Cfo/Treasurer $138,799 $36,906
Melvin Miller Psychology Professor $135,408 $27,733
Joseph Byrne Associate Vp Academic Affairs $130,842 $13,029
Thomas Descoteaux Engineering Professor $127,982 $27,957
Philip T Susmann Vp Strategic Ptnrshp $104,832 $45,053
Laura Amell Assistant Secretary $62,610 $36,906
Lorna Duphiney Edmundson Trustee $0 $0
Wm Blaine Hawkins Trustee $0 $0
Virginia Houston Trustee $0 $0
Elizabeth Veach Trustee $0 $0
Gary F Terry Trustee $0 $0
Gordon Sullivan Trustee $0 $0
Denise M Donovan Trustee $0 $0
Craig Koziol Trustee $0 $0

2014

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Richard Schneider President $405,911 $86,862
Philip T Susmann Vp Strategic Ptnrshp $191,796 $38,899
Guiyou Huang Svpaa/Provost $179,877 $32,452
Frank Vanecek Vp Student Services $176,670 $26,207
Dave Whaley Secretary/Vp Development $175,244 $31,304
David Magida Chief Admin Officer $174,517 $14,863
William Clements Vp Grad/Continuing Studies $169,816 $26,360
Peter Stephenson Chief Info Sec Officer $154,525 $18,368
Najiba Benabess Professor Economics $140,162 $29,397
Lauren Wobby Cfo/Treasurer $138,646 $33,751
David Westerman Geology Professor $135,343 $23,745
Thomas Descoteaux Engineering Professor $134,880 $22,836
Laura Amell Assistant Secretary $54,539 $23,541
Gordon Sullivan Chairman $0 $0
Keith Barrett Trustee $0 $0
Phil Soucy Trustee $0 $0
Joel A Kobert Vice Chairman $0 $0
Alan F Deforest Trustee $0 $0
Leo Brooks Jr Trustee $0 $0

2013

Name Title Base/Bonus Compensation Benefits and Other Compensation
Richard Schneider President $417,475 $85,302
Philip T Susmann Vp Strategic Ptnrshp $180,320 $34,768
Guiyou Huang Svpaa/Provost $176,679 $30,502
Frank Vanecek Vp Student Services $172,284 $23,884
Dave Whaley Secretary/Vp Development $172,003 $27,131
David Magida Chief Admin Officer $171,328 $34,502
William Clements Vp Grad/Continuing Studies $163,933 $22,753
Peter Stephenson Chief Info Sec Officer $158,943 $12,608
Melvin Miller Psychology Professor $130,621 $19,251
Gregory Wight Engineering Professor $130,138 $20,506
Najiba Benabess Professor Economics $128,874 $23,941
Lauren Wobby Cfo/Treasurer $128,583 $29,759
Laura Amell Assistant Secretary $56,264 $34,440
Lance Boxer Trustee $0 $0
Harvey C Demovick Jr Trustee $0 $0
Mark Kisiel 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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