VSECU’s commitment to Vermonters made them a great match for Highlight’s Bright Ideas Project. VSECU is a credit union for everyone who lives or works in Vermont. Instead of extracting money from our communities, they are reinvesting in their members and recirculating it in the local economy. Empowering members to invest in their futures, and in the present, is their measure of success. Their support of the Bright Ideas Project and the local Vermont artists and producers that fuel Highlight is the perfect example of their good work!
Burlington Telecom came on board for Highlight in our first year, believing in our plans and giving us the early footing to get started. In our second year, Burlington Telecom’s support is continuing! BT’s mission is to provide each and every customer with an exceptional service experience that you can only expect to receive from a local business, while providing you with access to the benefits of the most advanced fiber optic network in the US. Every day BT is investing in our community and on Highlight we get to highlight them!
Since 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. Today, UVM is a Public Ivy and top 100 research university of a perfect size, large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet small enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship across all levels of study, from bachelor’s to M.D. programs. Here, students’ educational experience and activities are enriched by our location and community — from the energy and innovation of Burlington to the forests, farms, and creative spirit of Vermont. UVM provides students endless ways to explore the world, challenge ideas, and dig in on the most pressing issues of our time.
Phish & The WaterWheel Foundation were the inspiration for all of our activities on the waterfront. We teamed up to create a series of fun events meant to draw attention to a beloved part of Burlington’s culture: Lake Champlain. These events will raise funds for important Lake focused non-profit organizations, and celebrate the great work that WaterWheel does to preserve and protect this important part of our local ecosystem.
Tito’s Handmade Vodka, the Vodka for Dog People, has always had a strong commitment to animal welfare. This year, they have generously partnered with Highlight to activate select venues with a special “Yappy Hour” featuring a custom menu of cocktails that will raise funds for the Humane Society of Chittenden County. Dog-experts and other special guests (human and non-human) will be at select Yappy Hours to educate and celebrate with us!
At Dealer.com, art and color are a big part of our world. As a leader in the digital marketing space, Dealer.com breathes creativity both in business and in the community. We love Burlington City Arts for many reasons, but mainly for their devotion to providing everything our creative community needs to thrive. In our second year of supporting Highlight, we’ve turned our attention to the Parade, where children and families come together making colorful lanterns and marching down Church Street in the celebration of art. We are so proud of our extensive history partnering with this incredible organization in the city we call home!