Pella + Purpose Program Raises $8,850 for AIAVT's Scholars Fund

Jeff Stetter, AIA of Pella (R) presented the $8,850 donation to AIAVT's 2024 President, Nathalia Ellis, AIA (L) and Executive Director, Sarah O Donnell (M) at the Pella Showroom in South Burlington

Pella would like to sincerely thank all who participated in the 2023 Pella + Purpose Program.  Through your efforts, Pella contributed $8,850 to the AIAVT Scholarship Fund! Participants needed to attend just two events from the variety that Pella offered throughout the year, including showroom tours, assorted LU webinars, in-office presentations, and the BBQ showroom social. By doing so, the following participants each earned a $150 donation to the AIAVT Scholarship fund:

Black River Design

Lynn Cetrano

Jess Dahline

Jim Drummond, AIA

Grazyna Gorzynska- Kurjanowicz 

John Hemmelgarn, RA

Gabriell Keim

Kevan Kasmai, RA

Andrew McCullough

Heather Mooney 

John Rahill, AIA

Jesse Remick

Keith Robinson, RA

Earl Schrader

Polly Wheeler

Colin P. Lindberg, Architect

Steven Clark, AIA

ELD Architecture

Erika Dodge, AIA, LEED AP

Allison Stoltze, LEED AP

EH Danson Associates

Elizabeth Kourkoulis 

Roy Ward, AIA

Arthur Wood

Kim Brown Projects

Kim Brown

Dore and Whittier Architects

Sarah Culver

Marjorie Dickstein, AIA, LEED AP 

Rich Ferro

Tara King

Valerie Marshall

Tim Mullen, CSI

Michele Rogers, AIA, NCARB

Duncan Wisniewski Architecture

Tarynn Barrett, AIA

Sam Beall, AIA, CAPS

Phil Colterhayn

Robert Duncan, AIA

Eli Maroscher 

Lily Reiner

Freeman French Freeman

Colleen Perron


Chris Balzano, AIA

Matt Bernhardt

Mackenzie Debruin, Assoc AIA, 

Dan Wheeler, Associate AIA

Guillot Vivian Viehmann Architects

Chi Nguyen

Ann Vivian, AIA, NCARB

Doug Viehmann, AIA, LEED-AP

JGG Architects

Adam Davis, AIA

Lutz Architectures

Matt Lutz

Ramsay Gourd Architects

Patrick King, RA

Rey Architectural Design

Rebecca Rey

SAS Architects

Stephanie Lynch, RA

Scott and Partners

John Alden, AIA

Joel Page, AIA

Tom Bursey Design

Tom Bursey, AIA


Rolf Kielman, AIA, LEED AP

Volansky Studio

Kathleen Thatcher

Wiemann Lamphere Architects

James Barrett

Kelly Desroches, RA, LEED AP

Robert Hoppe, RA, LEED AP

Kristin Hunt, RA

David Roy, AIA, LEED AP

Williams & Frehsee, Inc. Architects

James Williams, AIA

AIA Vermont

Sarah O Donnell

Although 59 participants from 21 firms partook in two or more events, 27 others from an additional 14 firms attended only one event.  The program has a goal of a $10,000 contribution to the scholarship program.  We have been building over the last two years, with donations totaling $7,500 in 2022 and $8,850 in 2023.  With your help, let’s achieve our $10k goal in 2024!   We have a lot of ways to partake, including 6 LU/HSW Session #1 Webinars scheduled as follows:

Session #1 Programs (1 HSW each):

  • Friday, February 2nd:  Window & Door Solutions for High-End Residential and Institutional Projects (by the Luxury Division) Register Here
  • Wednesday, March 27th:  Understanding Window and Door Performance Terms
  • Friday, April 19th:  Window Solutions for Historic Buildings
  • Wednesday, July 31st:  Window Codes and Standards Review
  • Wednesday, September 4th:  Glazing Strategies for Sound Control (GBC credit available)
  • Friday, November 15th:  Window and Door Performance Requirements for Buildings

And we have some great in-showroom session #2 programs scheduled as well. 

Session #2 Programs

  • Thursday, May 9th:  Architectural Engagement Event (i.e. Pecha Kucha, Panel Discussion or Roundtable)  
  • Thursday, June 27th : Cookout and Debut of the 250 Series Multi-slide Door onto the Terrace
  • Thursday, October 3rd:  LU-HSW Extravaganza with Special Guests.

All Session #2 Programs are presented at the South Burlington Pella showroom on Dorset Street.   If an in-office presentation is more desirable, we can make that happen. 

The Vermont Chapter of the American Institute of Architects awards six scholarships annually to students pursuing architectural education. Pella values the vital contribution architects make to our world. We’re proud to help support students who will soon be entering the workforce, adding to the life-improving benefits provided by the architectural community. 

For further information, please contact Jeff Stetter, AIA Pella Architectural Consultant at jstetter@