Preheat oven 350 degrees
Melt 1 1/2 sticks of butter
Mix together graham cracker crumbs, 2 Tbs. Sugar, and melted butter.
Pour mixture into 9 X 13 pan
Spread mixture evenly in pan and gently press mixture into bottom and up sides of pan.
Bake crust for 10 minutes and cool completely
Combine 1 pkg. cream cheese and 1 cup powdered sugar with mixer Beat until smooth.
In a separate bowl mix dream whip according to package directions.
Fold 1 Tbs. vanilla into dream whip
Combine dream whip mixture with cream cheese and sugar mixture
Beat until smooth
Pour mixture over crust and smooth out evenly
Spoon cherry pie filling evenly over whip mixture
Refrigerate for best flavor