Of all the organizations supported by the Lintilhac Foundation the roots run deepest at the University of Vermont (UVM), which with over 11,000 students is Vermont’s largest educational institution. Phil Lintilhac graduated UVM in 1963 and has been a professor of plant biology there since 1976. Crea earned her master’s in science teaching in geology from the university in 1978.
Since 1987 the Foundation has funded many projects at UVM – from research to facilities to seminars – that touch all aspects of campus life and work to advance the university’s goals. This is an important point explains Crea, “UVM is the only research institute in the state offering PhDs, and we feel it is so important for it to be an economic engine. We’ll do whatever we can to follow the priorities of the leadership at UVM to make it a success because it means so much to Vermont.”
Major recent projects at UVM include two new facilities receiving $1.6 million in support from the Lintilhac Foundation: the Rubenstein School of Environmental and Natural Resources Greening of Aiken Initiative and the Jeffords Hall Plant Sciences Building.