Campaign for “20 Landmarks in 2020”


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have cancelled Taste of the Vineyard and Generations Picnic, our largest fundraising events of the year. But what remains is our fiscal obligation to preserve and maintain the 20 landmarks in our care. The campaign for “20 Landmarks in 2020” is a way for our supporters to affirm their commitment to the Trust’s mission and encourage their continued investment in our preservation work.

The goal for this campaign is $500,000. To-date, we have raised $486,000! We invite you to join us in this effort and help us cross the finish line. Funds raised will go directly towards this year’s maintenance and preservation of Trust properties in four communities around Martha’s Vineyard.

At the conclusion of the campaign, all donors will be recognized on the website. Those donors able to give $10,000 or more will also be recognized on a commemorative plaque, which will hang in The Carnegie.

If you believe in the power of these landmarks to connect us to one another and to the history of this place, please join us in this campaign and make a tax-deductible contribution today.

Together, we will ensure these iconic properties remain ‘Landmarks for Life.’

Join the Campaign

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