Laura Kate Winterbottom Fund

Laura's Art Room at King Street Center

The LKW Fund has embarked upon a bold new campaign and we need your help to make our dream a reality. We have pledged $40,000 to the King Street Center's new facility to name its new Art Room after Laura!

To learn more and make a donation to Laura's Art Room at King Street Center, click here.


Laura's March: a 5K Walk/Run to End Sexual Violence

The 8th annual Laura's March 2014 was held September 13, 2014 at Oakledge Park in Burlington, VT. You can still make a donation to our participants's pages here or click here to make a direct general donation.

There are three primary beneficiaries for Laura’s March 2014:

• H.O.P.E. Works will develop, expand, and enhance victim advocacy services for children and youth with an in-house mental health counselor. 

Pride Center of Vermont (formerly RU12? Community Center) will expand its outreach and education efforts to ensure safety and prevent sexual violence and will collaborate with the Threshold Collective, which uses storytelling, photography, and video to effect change, create leadership, and promote healthier communities.

• The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program (SANE) at Fletcher Allen Health Care will send at least 2 nurses to the annual Scientific Assembly to connect with peers and professionals to discuss new research and share information to improve care to patients.

The LKW Fund will also use funds raised at Laura’s March to increase its present and future capacity to fund programs which support our mission.


The Laura Kate Winterbottom Memorial Fund is a Vermont non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation and all donations are tax deductible.


What We Fund

Contributions made to the LKW Fund are directed towards our two primary purposes:

1. Programs to help survivors of sexual assault and domestic abuse, including affected children, get the services and assistance they need so that their suffering is alleviated and the cycle of violence is not perpetuated.

2. Scholarships and other resources to help disadvantaged children and/or children affected by sexual assault.



Donations to the LKW Fund can be made in two ways:

  1. A credit card donation through FirstGiving. (Click here).
  2. A cash or check contribution, please mail to PO Box 65176, Burlington, VT 05401


Other Kinds of Donations:

  1.  A gift to honor or acknowledge a specific person or occasion, such as a wedding, anniversary or birthday. We would design a congratulatory card, announce a gift has been made and by whom, and send it to the party for whom it is intended. In accordance with your wishes, we would either include or exclude the amount given.
  2. An in-kind donation of goods or services to support Laura’s March or another Fund event.
  3. A matching gift made in conjunction with an employer’s matching gift program.
  4. A legacy in the form of a bequest of cash, securities, a charitable annuity or another form of a bequeathal of a specified item.


LKW Fund's Donations to the Vermont Community:

Since its inception in 2005, The LKW Fund has donated over $130,000 to Vermont-based non-profits and charities. These beneficiaries include:

  • HOPE Works (formerly the Women's Rape Crisis Center)
  • Women Helping Battered Women
  • King Street Center
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program at UVM Medical Center (formerly Fletcher Allen Health Care)
  • Kidsafe Collective
  • Burlington City Arts
  • Pride Center of Vermont
  • Lund Family Center
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Team
  • Humane Society of Chittenden County's Camp Paw Paw
  • Vermont Works for Women/Dirt Divas
  • Girls on the Run
  • WomenSafe
  • The Caroline Fund
  • Outreach for Earth Stewardship Raptor Camp
  • Rosie’s Girls
  • Vermont Institute of Natural Science
  • Green Mountain Animal Defenders
  • Save Our Strays
  • Parellel Justice
  • SafeArt

Silent Auction/Wine-Tasting

Each spring, we have an event to raise money for children’s programs. In April 2013, we raised money for the Sara Holbrook Community Center's free 6-week Bob and Maggie Green Youth Adventure Program for middle and high school students.


Thank you for your support!