BURLINGTON— Joyce Cellars has been appointed the first director of advancement of the Curtis Fund, called Vermont’s oldest scholarship program, reflecting the goal of the fund’s board to provide more financial assistance for more Vermont students seeking a postsecondary education.
Cellars has a background working in nonprofits in California and Vermont, with expertise in donor relations, marketing and communications, community engagement, public relations and administration. As director of advancement, she will build and strengthen relationships with donors, grow major gifts to the fund, and increase visibility.
“The Board of Trustees is excited about Joyce Cellars joining the Curtis Fund as our first-ever director of advancement,” said Joseph Boutin, the fund’s chairman and president. “We want to help more students achieve their dreams of higher education and, with the costs of education increasing, we need to provide more financial help.”