Anybody Can Serve

Posted on January 16, 2022 to Blog

Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. –Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. At the KBF we are dedicated […]

The KBF is Hiring: Become Our Events & Development Manager!

Posted on January 12, 2022 to Blog

  The Kelly Brush Foundation, a dynamic and fast-growing national nonprofit organization, located in Burlington, Vermont seeks an experienced and energetic Events & Development Manager. In collaboration with the rest of the team, the Events & Development Manager will work to fulfill fundraising objectives and advance the KBF’s mission of inspiring and empowering people with […]

In Kelly’s Words – Reflecting on a Year of Change

Posted on December 20, 2021 to Blog

If 2020 was a year to forget, 2021 was a year to remember for the Kelly Brush Foundation! When reflecting on the year that just was, I am struck by how much has changed since one year ago. I would venture to say that this year has had more changes than ever before since our […]

KBF Awards Over $815,000 in Adaptive Sports Grants in 2021

Posted on November 23, 2021 to Blog

In Kelly’s Words – The Active Fund Empowers Community

Posted on November 22, 2021 to Blog

When I had my spinal cord injury in 2006, I knew right away that I wanted to get back on the mountain and ski again. Not because I wanted to race (I was injured while ski racing), and not even because I loved to ski (which, of course, I did and still do), but the […]

Winter is Better Active

Posted on November 6, 2021 to Blog

The KBF team LOVES winter.  We can’t get enough snowy mornings, ski outings, fresh tracks, and of course apres with friends and family. Since not everyone shares our enthusiasm, here’s a list of resources to help adaptive athletes and their squads keep moving during the winter months.  This is just a small peek into the […]

In Kelly’s Words – Why Camps Are So Important

Posted on October 26, 2021 to Blog

When a group of people who all have spinal cord injuries get together, there is never a lack of conversation. We share our stories that only each other can fully appreciate and relate to. We compare notes on how we do things in our life or funny mistakes we’ve made. The benefits of getting together […]

In Kelly’s Words – The “Inspiration” Conundrum

Posted on September 23, 2021 to Blog

There is debate and disagreement in the disabled community about how people feel when they are told that they are an inspiration. Some accept it, agree with it, and move on. Most feel annoyed by the idea. “Don’t call me an inspiration just for going to the grocery store.” I’ve blogged about this before, but […]

In Kelly’s Words – The Ride

Posted on August 17, 2021 to Blog

Here’s how I explain the history of the Kelly Brush Foundation: “We were an event, the Kelly Brush Ride, from 2006 until 2014 when we were at an inflection point and could either stay small or grow. We chose to grow.” And while this explanation shows that we’re way more than the Kelly Brush Ride, […]