The Community Foundation for Nantucket is pleased to announce the First Annual Community Raffle raised over $12,000 for the Foundation’s Community Grants Fund. This is the seventh year for our annual Community Grants. In the first six years, over $200,000 was granted through this fund to local nonprofits. This year, Marsha Kotalac, chair of the Grants Committee, wanted to insure that all Nantucketers have the opportunity to contribute to this community fund. She said, “If every one of our 10,000 year-round residents gave $10.00, the Foundation would have $100,000 to give for local grants. This would help our charities spend less time on fund raising, and more time on their critical programs and services. All raffle items have been donated by island businesses and every penny raised will go to Island nonprofits who apply for grants. This is a community-wide effort to help the community. ”
The following businesses donated raffle items: Seagrille, Downyflake, Lola 41, Club Car, Murray’s Toggery, Stephanie’s, Zero Main, Nobby Shop, Best of the Beach, P&M Reis Trucking, Beds and Borders, Marine Home Center, Cape Air, Hertz, Marriott, Kathleen’s Beauty Studio, Organic Nail Salon, Nantucket Bike Shop, Miacomet Golf Club, Emporium, , Nantucket Diva, Phyllis Slattery, and Marsha Kotalac/Sheri Perelman/Tammy Belanger.
Over 500 individuals purchased raffle tickets to support this effort – many thanks to each and every one!