Funds Available to Congregations for POC Presenters
All congregations of The Episcopal Church in Vermont are encouraged to invite people of color from their local communities to present first-person perspectives on race in Vermont. The RRT has secured an Alleluiafund grant in the amount of $4,200 for the purpose of enabling each congregation to provide their guest speaker with an honorarium of $100 per speaker (maximum of 2 per congregation) until the funds run out.
To request funds, clergy and lay leaders are asked to submit a brief description of their upcoming event (300 words or less – including date, time, and location), along with the name and background information of the guest speaker who will receive the honorarium.
Please submit requests to the Rev. Beth Ann Maier by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congregations in need of assistance identifying a guest speaker are also asked to contact the RRT for support. We are in the process of building a list of presenters in Vermont.