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November 21, 2009

Carol Ode to Assist Foundation

Vermont Bar Foundation President Joseph Cahill announces that, “Carol Ode will be working with us to promote the accomplishments of the Vermont Bar Foundation.  We have several significant and exciting things happening because of the efforts of the Foundation and we are eager to share our progress with Vermont Bar members, banks and credit unions with IOLTA accounts, Vermont Bar Foundation grantees, and all Vermonters.”

Late in 2007, the Vermont Bar Foundation Honor Roll began.  Collaboration rather than regulation was what banks, credit unions and the VBF sought in what has remained a successful effort to raise interest rates paid on IOLTA accounts.  Now, in a time of economic uncertainty and hardship, these leadership institutions continue to remit generous rates on their IOLTA accounts.

The VBF asks you to take a moment to send a note or email of thanks to the VBF Honor Roll bank or credit union with which you do business. The VBF will also be sending Thanksgiving thank you cards to our Honor Roll partners.  Over these next weeks we will be promoting the Vermont Bar Foundation Honor Roll, thanking its members, and explaining how IOLTA funds help VBF grantees provide critical legal services to the disadvantaged and education about our system of justice to all Vermonters.

The Vermont Bar Foundation Honor Roll:

Gold Level
Annual net yield of 2.0% or higher and tie to a recognized market indicator.

  • The Bank of Bennington
  • Brattleboro Savings and Loan
  • Key Bank
  • Mascoma Savings Bank
  • New England Federal Credit Union
  • Passumpsic Savings Bank
  • TD Bank
  • Vermont State Employees Credit Union

Silver Level
Annual net yield of 2.0% or higher.

  • Northfield Savings Bank

Bronze Level
Annual net yield of 1.5%.

  • Chittenden Bank
  • Community National Bank
  • Merchants Bank

See more details about the IOLTA Honor Roll

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