The Diocese of Burlington is grateful for Ellen Kane’s eight years of service as executive director of development and communications for the diocese as well as the Vermont Catholic Community Foundation.

We wish her the best of luck as she transitions to a new job.

Holly Thayer has accepted the position as interim development and communications director. Holly has worked for the diocese for the last four years, beginning as an intern during the summers while in college, then joining the department as a coordinator, manager, and now interim director.

Holly knows every aspect of the job as well as the staff.

You can reach Holly at hthayer@ or 802-658-6110 ext. 1214.

The Vermont Catholic Community Foundation Board of Directors will be announcing a new interim executive director soon.

In the interim all questions regarding the foundation can be emailed to

—Originally published in the April 13-19, 2024, edition of The Inland See.