40 Years of GIV

GIV is turning the big 4-OH! This year we commemorate 40 years of life-changing educational experiences by celebrating our 12,000+ GIV alumni near and far. Become a supporter in this milestone year!

2000's Alumni Photo

We are celebrating our anniversary all year long!

There are many ways you can support GIV through this special 40th year, including…


💼  Share your GIV story with us!  💼

💵  Donate to support scholarships!  💵

🗣️  Share GIV content on your socials!  🗣️

🛍️  Purchase brand new GIV merch!  🛍️

🎧 Listen to the GIV 40 Year Podcast!  🎧

🧑‍🎓  Learn more about GIV’s history!  🧑‍🎓

Donate to GIV in 2023 to Celebrate This Milestone

Over the last 40 years, the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) have provided life-changing educational opportunities for thousands of young Vermonters. With your support, we can reach even more incredible young people this year and for many years to come.

Please give $40 today!

Your donation, no matter how big or small, will help GIV’s 40th anniversary scholarship fund. Every dollar raised will be put to immediate use, directly supporting students this summer and next.

Did you know that more than 80% of our student body receives financial assistance to attend GIV? We need you to help pay it forward and support the next generation of young Vermonters to experience the transformational impact of GIV.

It is easier than ever to make your one-time or recurring gift with a credit card, PayPal, Venmo, or ACH. The coffee, snacks, or clothing you might buy with $20, $40, or $100 could instead provide the summer opportunity of a lifetime for hundreds of young Vermonters!


2000s Alumni

Check out the 40 Years of GIV Podcast Episode on VT Digger's Vermont Conversation!

40th Anniversary Event

Thank You to Everyone Who Joined the Anniversary Event!

On July 29th, 2023, we held a special event to commemorate 40 years of offering life-changing educational opportunities with a party at Vermont State University’s Castleton Campus!

We celebrated GIV’s past, present, and future with live music, communal art, improv comedy, a photo booth, a silent auction, a contra dance, and food trucks.

Thank you so much to everyone who took part in this event including our performers, volunteers, and supporters.

But most of all, thank you to YOU for attending, in person or in spirit!

Check out the recap video to relive the party!

Check out the photos from our 40th Anniversary Celebration event!

View the full album and download photos by clicking here!

Also, thank you to everyone who stopped by the Photo Booth at the party!


Download your photo booth files here!

Support our Student Scholarship Fund and help send a student to GIV!

Want to see GIV’s impact, 40 years in the making?

Learn more about how GIV supports young people in Vermont.

Celebrate 40 Years with Us!