Buzz Schmidt

Buzz Schmidt, Chairman of the F.B. Heron Foundation, leads Retreat Farm, Ltd., a nonprofit that is conserving an historic institutional farm in Vermont and repurposing it to support sustainable lands-based enterprise. He founded and led GuideStar USA and subsequently GuideStar International over a twenty-year period. These organizations report the work of the world’s nonprofit organizations at online repositories in several countries. Today, he also serves on the boards of the Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children and the Vermont Council on Rural Development.