Burlington Dismas House cordially invites you to the
35th Annual Dismas Community Celebration
Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m.
*In response to health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Community Celebration date has been changed from April 25 to October 18. As we finalize our plans over the next few weeks, we will be in touch with our full community, including our sponsors and those that currently hold tickets to the now postponed April 25th event *
Joseph and Dale Boutin
Alan and Ann Charron
Chenette Real Estate
Frank and Ducky Donath
Dale and Elisabeth Good
R and B Hoehl Impact Fund
Roger Gibeault and Mary McGinley
Peter and Isabella Martin
Rita Whalen McCaffrey
Robert and Sandra Reese
William and Kate Schubart
Society of St. Edmund
Amy E. Tarrant Foundation
Bruce and Lillian Venner
Appetizers & Silent Auction from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Over 200 amazing items donated by local businesses and artists will be available for bidding. Light and hearty appetizers from bevo will be served throughout the evening.
Program and Awards at 5:30 p.m.
Master of Ceremonies
TJ Donovan – Vermont Attorney General
Susan Randall, private investigator, will share her perspective on Vermont’s criminal justice system
Jack Hickey Award
Presented to Sr. Janice Ryan, RSM
Ann Atherton Volunteer Award
Presented to Colleen McAuliffe, Rose Laba, Judy Galdi
To benefit the projects of Burlington Dismas House
96 Buell Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Questions? Call (802) 658-0381
4:30 p.m. Light Appetizers & Silent Auction
Peruse auction items while enjoying appetizers from bevo, a local catering company that uses an assortment of Vermont meats, cheeses, fruits, and vegetables.
5:30 p.m. Speaker & Awards Ceremony
Susan Randall, Private Investigator, To Speak at Community Celebration
Susan will share her unique perspective on VT’s criminal justice system. She has her own private investigation firm called VTPrivateye, and has worked as a defense investigator on civil, state, and federal cases for over 22 years. She sees her work as helping to tell the human story behind the charges- she seeks to answer the question, “How did we get here?” Prior to working as a private investigator, she worked as journalist and documentary filmmaker in New York City for A&E television and the BBC. She also worked as a reporter for NPR’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition. Susan now provides investigative training and runs an investigative internship program for undergraduate students- one of whom lived as a student volunteer at Dismas House this past year. Susan spends a lot of time in Vermont prisons and also started a program called Hope Beneath The Tree which provides holiday gifts to children whose parents are incarcerated. Susan will share some of her stories and the insights she has derived from her experiences.
6:30 p.m. Hearty Appetizers & Silent Auction
Hearty appetizers and dessert from bevo will be served after the program and awards. Finish bidding on auction items and bring home high bids at the end of the evening.
PARKING: There is on street parking as well as several UVM lots.
Please note that Parking Lot A is reserved for people who have mobility issues.
Click here for a larger version of the parking map