“IF YOU KNOW THE WHY, THE HOW IS EASY”

“Simplify, Simplify, Simplify”  

WHY BOARDS MATTER Founder Jon Gregg is the
Facilitator of the day-long, pro bono
WHY WE ARE ALL HERE? program.

JONATHAN (JON) GREGG

Architect, Painter, Community Builder

1971-1983 Founder / President
Eden Design Associates, Eden, Vermont

A design/build firm specializing in residences, institutional and commercial projects in Vermont.

1983-2013 Founder / President of the Vermont Studio Center
The largest International Artists and Writers Residency in the U.S.
As an architect/ builder and artist Jon Gregg designed the VSC Residency Program and over 30 years designed and renovated 30 buildings in the village of Johnson, Vermont to create the VSC campus; and as Principal Fundraiser raised $20,000,000 from individual donors, foundations and institutions  to do so.

NONPROFIT CONSULTING

Over the past three decades, as time allowed, Jon offered volunteer assistance to the numerous nonprofits listed below.

Having retired from the Vermont Studio Center in 2016, to continue to be of service, in 2020 he founded
WHY BOARDS MATTER to support nonprofit arts boards seeking to recharge their inspiration and mission.

NOTE: WHY ARE WE ALL HERE?  IS A  ONE-DAY PRO BONO PROGRAM. NO ONGOING REMUNERATED CONSULTING RELATIONSHIP IS SOUGHT, NOR WILL ONE BE ACCEPTED IF OFFERED.

PAST VOLUNTEER CONSULTANCIES

VERMONT
Bread And Puppet Theater; Bryan Memorial Gallery; Carving Studio; Hay Project; Johnson Historical Society; Johnson State College; Karme Choling Tibetan Buddhist Center; Mitchell Giddings Fine Art; Next Stage Arts.

NATIONAL
Association of Literary Scholars and Critics; Castle Hill Arts Center, MA; Center For Contemporary Printmaking, CT; The Circle School, TX; Salem Art Works Residency, NY; Silvermine Arts Guild, CT; Soul Mountain Poets Residency, CT; The 8Th Floor, NY; Waterfall Arts, ME

INTERNATIONAL
Beijing Studio School, China; Caribbean Center of Contemporary Art, Trinidad; International School of Art In Umbria, Italy; Kathmandu Univ. School of Fine Arts, Nepal; La Curtiduria, Oaxaca, Mexico; Scuola Internazionale Di Grafica, Venice; Taller De Grafica Actual, Mexico; V.A.S.T. Volunteer Artists Society Thimpu, Bhutan