In May 2013, the Laura Kate Winterbottom Memorial Fund pledged to donate $40,000 to the King Street Center’s newly announced Capital Campaign in order to help them establish an art room in their renovated and expanded facilities. Our pledge would be in Laura’s name and allow King Street to have a dedicated art space (something they currently do not have) in which to house a year-round art program. However, we need your help to help make this dream a reality.

While this is a large financial commitment (and more money than we’ve ever raised before), we believe wholeheartedly that it is the most meaningful way to honor Laura and her artistic legacy. Laura herself was an artist to learn more about Laura and her work), and at the time of her death she was teaching art to children in the Young Rembrandts program. Art was Laura’s passion and teaching children was her dream for her future.

In 2012, the LKW Fund worked with the King Street Center to raise money to launch its artist-in-residence program. Together, we raised enough money for the program to run for an entire year. King Street Center’s Executive Director, Vicky Smith, assured us that Laura’s Art Room, and our pledge, would allow them to establish a permanent art program in which to serve the many in-need children and families throughout Chittenden County.

Accepting King Street’s invitation to name the art room in memory of Laura’s means embarking upon our own multi-year campaign to raise the promised funds. We need your help to ensure that Laura’s legacy lives on in the Burlington community, and we ask that you open your hearts, and wallets, to our cause.

To make a donation to Laura’s Art Room, click here.

Thank you for your generosity and support and for helping to ensure that Laura’s legacy and spirit live on.