(Burlington, VT) January 13, 2011
The Chill Foundation is pleased to announce that June Heston recently joined as the non-profit’s new Executive Director. Chill was founded by Jake Burton and his wife Donna more than 15 years ago with the goal of changing lives through snowboarding. Every year, Chill teaches over one thousand underserved kids from dozens of cities around the world how to snowboard, using the sport to motivate kids to accomplish goals they never thought possible.
“Chill is very close to our hearts, so both Jake and I wanted to find an Executive Director for the program who shares our passion for Chill, ” said Donna Carpenter, Co-Owner of Burton Snowboards. “June brings over 25 years of experience with non-profits, and we are very confident that her leadership skills, passion and dedication to making a difference in kids’ lives will only enhance Chill’s efforts.”
Prior to joining Chill, June served as the President/CEO of the non-profit Vermont Family Network, where she managed four programs and established a diversified fundraising program. Before heading up the Vermont Family Network, June worked at the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Vermont for ten years where she served as the President/CEO.
June stated, “I am thrilled to be joining an organization with such a strong reputation for changing the lives of young people all over the world. It is exciting to know I will be working with a dedicated team and committed board members to continue to change the lives of underserved youth.”
About The Chill Foundation:
Jake and Donna, the founders of Burton Snowboards, started Chill in 1995 in Burlington, Vermont to bring snowboarding to youth who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity. The program had such an immediate and profound impact that it continued to expand into new cities, new boardsports and new countries over the past 15 seasons. Since its inception, Chill has positively impacted over 16,500 underserved youth.
Learn more about The Chill Foundation at www.chill.org