Woman Painting a picture of a house by the water.

“Studying and teaching within the “Healing through the Creative Process” continually affirms the variety of benefits that art-based activities offer for discovery of personal resources and practical implementation of those resources. I am thrilled to be sharing my positive experiences and results through teaching students ways to invigorate healthy lifestyle choices, balance, self-management and self-care.”

Patience Killen, teacher for the fall class on The Nantucket Fund Grant to the Nantucket Artists Association

Olivia Funderburg

“Receiving the William H. Brown Scholarship gave me a new appreciation for the Nantucket community and the support it has always given me-my scholarship is one of the many ways the island has helped me pursue my goals in different areas”

Olivia Funderburg, a recent graduate of Wellesley College who received this scholarship for all 4 years.

Group of kids working on an art project at a table.

“We love the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club and their Power Hour program because it allows our son Andrew to complete homework or read a book in a quiet, supervised atmosphere. Danny has been an important part of Andrew’s after school routine, helping him with any homework questions that he may have. Having the Power Hour program allows Andrew to complete his homework and then be able to participate in other club activities like sports or in the computer lab. The Power Hour program eliminates fighting over homework in the evening and allows us to have more family time.”

TJ and Jaimee Lavin on The Nantucket Fund Grant to the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club