Campaign for 20 Landmarks in 2020 

Each year, Vineyard Trust raises a significant portion of its annual operating budget from The Taste of the Vineyard Gourmet Stroll and Patron’s Party & Auction. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to gather as a community to raise this money for the care and preservation of 20 of the island’s most iconic landmarks. While this much loved season kick-off event on the island didn’t take place, the need for the $560,000 it would have raised still remains.

In March, we launched the campaign for “20 Landmarks in 2020” and solicited $500,000 in private donations as part of a two phase strategy. Having reached our first phase goal (see below for a list of donors to-date), we hosted an online auction to raise the final $60,000.

Thank you to all who participated in our first online auction and made  it a success. Didn’t get a chance to participate? Did you get outbid? You can still make a donation to the Campaign for 20 Landmarks in 2020.

Thank you for your support!

Thank you to all those who have generously supported our Campaign for 20 Landmarks in 2020 as of August 1st:

Steven and Deborah Barnes

Patrick and Marsha Ahearn
Geoffrey and Nancy Caraboolad
Bob and Chris Cox
The Dickinson Family Foundation

Jennifer and Jonathan Blum
Hope Woodhouse and Richard Canty
Jim and Tana Gibson
Robin and Julie Graham
David and Michele Hedley
Robert and Sheila Hoerle
John and Charlotte Klein
Michael and Lisa MacKenty
Audrey H. McCargo
Pat Morgan
Judy Waddell and John Nelson
John and Diane Riley
Rockland Trust
Ted and Sally Rorer
Dan and Mary Stanton
Jim and Susan Swartz
Diana Barrett and Bob Vila

Lynn Allegaert
Drew and Kim Conway
Robert and Deborah Crews
Roch and Carol Hillenbrand
Andrew P. Houlahan
Frank and Kathleen Lauinger
Martha’s Vineyard Art Association
Joseph B. and Alexandra McCall
James and Mary-Kate McKenna
Gina Mortara
John P. Murphy
Jane Newman
Norman and Margaret Rankow
Craig and Linda Rydin
Bob and Pat Snyder
Stowe H and Peg Tattersall
Philip and Sigrid Tiedtke
Richard and Kathy Vermillion
Victor and Jacqueline Zollo

Constance Messmer and Stephen A. Bernier
Kelsey and Sissy Biggers
Carol Biondi
John and Mollie Callagy
John and Gene Ferguson
William and Prudence Finn
Marc and Beth Goldberg
Charles and Anne Hajjar
Elliott S. and Shirley R. Hall
Melissa Hedley
Lucy and Bart Heywood
Allan and Shelley Holt
Parthenia Ross and Christopher W Kiersted
Gail Kittenplan
Michael Kutsch and Tammy Coselli
F. Joseph and Deborah Loughrey
Roderick L. and Barbara MacDonald
Todd and Diana Maclin
Martha’s Vineyard Bank
Audrey McNiff
John and Deborah Nugent
William and Maureen Rice
E. Burke Ross
Susan Sleigh and Stephen Segatore
Jim and Rosalie Shane
John and Mary Sullivan
Steven and Ann Yanez
Mary Stewart Hammond and Arthur Yorke Allen
Jane Zimmerman

John Anderson
Carole Berger
Eric and Brooke Brown
Sis Carroll
Leo and Alison Convery
Thomas and Sylvia Courtney
Bruce Donald
Edward and Kathi-Ann Gage
Edward J and Kathleen Ludwig
Sharon A. Miller
Daniel J and Susan Plaine
Garrett and Joan Pluck
Richard and Betsy Sheerr
Kathleen and Joseph Sollitto Jr.
Harry and Georgia Weiss

Edward Strang and Lynne Brown
Elizabeth Engelman
Christopher Hall
Peter Kirn
Emily Klebanoff
Priscilla Lavin
Olivia Bell Mason
Deborah Mayhew
Michael and Colleen Morrison
Barry P. Sullivan
Caroline McLeod Thompson
Joyce Wright

Other Ways to Make a Gift

Annual Fund

As a preservation organization, the majority of our annual expenses are related to the ongoing maintenance and preservation of the twenty landmarks in our care.

The annual fund provides a reliable source of operating revenue. A contribution to our annual fund is an investment in the island.

Make a donation

Does your employer offer a matching gift program? Amplify your gift to Vineyard Trust by taking advantage of this great benefit. Contact your employer to learn how to match your gift.


Gifts In Memoriam

Make a lasting investment with a gift in memory of a loved one.

Contact us to learn more about how to give a memorial gift.


Gift of Securities

When you make a gift of appreciated securities you help Vineyard Trust and could receive a double tax benefit—a charitable deduction and avoidance of capital gains tax. Contact us to find out more about donating securites.

Become a Friend of Vineyard Trust

Join Vineyard Trust’s Friends Circle

Your Friends Circle membership provides vital support for Vineyard Trust’s ongoing preservation work across the island.

In addition to the knowledge that you are helping to keep Martha’s Vineyard authentic, you will receive the following tangible benefits:

  • Eligibility to purchase Taste of the Vineyard Gourmet Stroll tickets*
  • 3x a year email newsletter
  • Living Landmarks decal

*Ticket quantity determined by membership level (Individual, 2 tickets; Family, 4 tickets)

New members who join the Friends Circle in person at The Carnegie will receive a complimentary signature Vineyard Trust tote bag.

Membership form

Buy a brick

Support the preservation of The Carnegie with a purchase of a brick for the front walkway.

Each brick can be inscribed with an individual, family or organization name of your choice. $1,000 per brick.

Those interested, should contact Sandy Burt at

Sponsor or attend an event

Events are an important way that we support and sustain our work.

Vineyard Trust hosts several signature events each summer including the two night “Taste” events in June: Taste of The Vineyard Gourmet Stroll and Taste of the Vineyard Patrons’ Party and Auction and Generations Picnic in July.

Sponsorships for each of these events are available at different levels. Please contact us to learn more.

We also host a variety of workshops, public programs and signature events throughout the year.

Find an event to attend