“As the principal of the the nominating committee for the Book Festival  I found this year’s Nantucket Nonprofit Leadership conference incredibly helpful and inspiring. We are now seeking new candidates and officers for the committee and found myself quoting one of the presenters, Ms. Fridman. She said “think about where your organization WANTS TO GO when you are looking for new board members”.  This quote and other lessons learned from the conference started a productive conversation at our last meeting.”

Annye Camara, Nantucket Book Foundation Trustee and Small Business Owner

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

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