Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont

We are thankful that so many of you are so supportive of the Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont during these challenging and unprecedented times.

Many of you have been asking about our plans for our upcoming events including the June 11th “Annual Golf Tournament for Epilepsy” and our July and August “Annual Mud Volleyball” Tournaments.

Under Governor Scott’s March 13th Executive Order 01-20 “State of Emergency” and Addendums, at this time, gatherings are restricted to less than ten persons or less. Governor Scott continues to announce incremental, evidence-based steps forward to re-open Vermont and more guidance is expected to be offered over the next couple of weeks.

At this time, the Board of Directors of the Epilepsy Foundation has not made a decision regarding any of our future events and we do not expect to do so until the Governor and the Vermont Department of Health provides further guidance.

The health and safety of the Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont’s employees, volunteers, donors and all associated with our events is extremely important to us and we must make our decisions using health and safety as our first priority.

We truly appreciate your past support. As soon as we have more information to share with you regarding upcoming events we will be back in touch.

Thank you for your understanding.


Deb Fennell
President, Board of Directors


In an effort to maintain social distancing and minimize the effects of COVID-19, we are postponing our first 3 events of the year and all support meetings until further notice.  Also, we are closing the Administrative Office in Rutland to the public for the next 15 days.

As always, if you are in need of assistance please call us at (802) 775-1686 or email epilepsy@sover.net

THEM live at the Eagles Club: Postponed until further notice

Calcutta night for Epilepsy: Postponed until further notice

The Big Chill: Postponed until further notice

Support Meetings: Postponed until further notice

Sorry for the inconvenience. Stay safe and we hope to have an update soon.



Audrey Butler (our executive director of nearly 42 years) has decided it’s time to retire.  Anyone who has been involved with The Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont for the past 42 years knows her.  She is fun and positive, thorough, detailed, persistent, and above all, caring.  She has done an excellent job for our foundation and she has left some very big shoes to fill.  Pictured here at Audrey’s retirement party is our new executive director, Jen Mitiguy.  Please join me in welcoming Jen and wishing Audrey a happy and well-earned retirement.  Many folks have asked if they can make donations in honor of Audrey’s 42 year career, and of course you can!  Just click on the purple “Make A Donation” button.   




The Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont leads the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.


Events for 2020



Evening of music & Dancing with the band THEM-Classic Rock
Saturday, April 4th at Eagles Club on Shelburne Road in South Burlington, VT

11th Annual: Calcutta Night for Epilepsy
Sunday, April 5th at McKee’s Island Pub & Pizza in South Hero, VT

13th Annual The Big Chill-Be A Hero for Epilepsy:
Sunday, April 26th at Mallets Bay–Bayside Park, Colchester VT



11th Annual Walk for Epilepsy:
Sunday, May 17th at North Beach in Burlington, VT.
Walk begins at 10:30am


11th Annual Golf Tournament for Epilepsy:
Monday, June 29th at Vermont National Country Club in South Burlington, VT. Tournament begins at 1:00pm

27th Annual Rutland Mud Volleyball Tournament:
Sunday, July 12th at Farrell Distributing Corporation- Rutland, VT


31st Annual Essex Mud Volleyball Tournament
Sunday, August 9th at Tower & Chapin Road in Essex Center, VT

Champlain Valley Exposition:
Friday, August 21st to Sunday, August 30th-Essex Junction, VT


2020 Annual Meeting:
Saturday, November 7th at the Eagles Club in South Burlington.
Social Hour at 6pm. Dinner at 7pm


Want To Help?

You can donate used clothing & items to Neat Repeats to benefit epilepsy. Click Here for Details


Support Meetings

Dates of the Fall 2019 Support Meetings Coming Soon. If you would like a Support Meeting in your area, please contact us


A message from Miss Vermont 2017, Erin Connor

A tree house chat with Brook about being a Teen living with epilepsy.