Catherine Caum

Grants Manager

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As the Grants Manager at Hunger Free Vermont, Catherine works to implement the organization’s annual fundraising, marketing, and communications plan. She is responsible for managing grants, as well as maintaining Hunger Free Vermont’s presence on social media.

Catherine brings to Hunger Free Vermont a varied background of development work in both other non-profits and for-profit companies.  Her favorite tasks in all of those settings involved writing, so she is a great fit for her position here, which allows her plenty of time at her keyboard, crafting proposals and reports.  Her former work with foster families and the children placed with them made her keenly aware of the devastating effects of generational poverty and hunger on Vermont families.  For the last eight years she has also been deeply involved as a volunteer in a small nonprofit providing relief to children and families in rural Uganda, opening her eyes to the complexity and depth of global poverty. This painful knowledge makes her very grateful to find herself a part of our dedicated group of anti-hunger advocates who are fighting to eliminate the root causes of hunger.

Catherine graduated from the University of Delaware with a BA in Sociology.  She and her family have lived in the beautiful town of Vergennes for over 20 years, discovering the joys of gardening in solid clay and delighting in the daily visits of wildlife (except, perhaps, for the skunks).