Roundtable Receives Grant from the J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation to Support Vermont Talent Pipeline Management Project [6.13.17]

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT – The Vermont Business Roundtable, through its VBR Research & Education Foundation, was awarded a grant of $10,000 from the J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation to advance the work of the Vermont Talent Pipeline Management Project (VTPM).

“The Roundtable is grateful for this support, which comes at a crucial point early in the life of the VTPM project and lends credibility to our efforts to improve the employability of Vermont students, to improve alignment of employer needs with education and workforce programs, and grow Vermont’s economy, “ said Roundtable President Lisa Ventriss.

The Vermont Talent Pipeline Management Project is a unique statewide, employer-led model created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to address our workforce shortages by leveraging lessons learned from supply-chain management and expanding the role of employers as end-customers of education and workforce systems.

The J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation, a supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation, envisions a Vermont where no promising job goes unfilled for lack of a qualified applicant. Since 2008, the Foundation has awarded over $3M in support of that vision. Information about the Foundation’s available grants and Vermont’s high-pay, high-demand jobs can be found at


The Vermont Business Roundtable (Roundtable) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of CEOs from Vermont’s top private and nonprofit employers, representing geographic diversity and all major sectors of the Vermont economy and employing more than 10 percent of the state’s workforce. The Roundtable is committed to sustaining a sound economy and preserving Vermont’s unique quality of life by studying and making recommendations on statewide public policy issues. Visit or call 802-865-0410 for more information.

The VBR Research & Education Foundation (VBRREF) works to ensure a continuum of high quality educational experiences, from birth through higher education, to prepare children and families to be productive citizens in a global economy.

 The J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation is a supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation. The Vermont Community Foundation is a family of hundreds of funds and foundations established by Vermonters to serve their charitable goals. It provides the advice, investment vehicles, and back-office expertise to make giving easy and effective. The Foundation also provides leadership in giving by responding to community needs, mobilizing and connecting philanthropists to multiply their impact, and by keeping Vermont’s nonprofit sector vital with grants and other investments in the community. Visit or call 802-388-3355 for more information.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness by addressing developments that affect our nation, our economy, and the global business environment.