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FOUNDING BENEFACTORS

  • Irwin & Joan Jacobs
  • Mary & Jim Ottaway

Corporate and foundation grants

Anonymous (1) • Baldwin Brothers • BankFIVE • BayCoast Bank • The Boston Foundation, Anonymous Fund • Bristol County Savings Bank • Carney Family Foundation • Charles L. Barmonde Fund • Henry H. Crapo Foundation • Mary Crapo Hyde Eccles Fund • Inasmuch Foundation • Island Foundation • Jardim & Marotta, CPA • Lang, Xifaras and Bullard • Meta Journalism Project • New Bedford Historical Society • ProPublica • Schooner Ernestina • Schrafft Foundation • Skip’s Marine Supply • 11th Hour Fund Grant, SouthCoast Community Foundation • SouthCoast Community Foundation • Sylvia Group • TONIX Pharmaceuticals • Tulgey Wood Foundation • Unger LeBlanc, Inc. • Vineyard Wind • Walmart Foundation


Individual Gifts

A

Anonymous (2) • Melinda Ailes • James Airozo • Sally Aldrich • Jill Alexander • Sam Allis • Robert Almy & Pamela Barton-Almy • Joel Alvord & Lisa Schmid • Sarah Alvord • Seth Alvord • Joshua Amaral • Heather Amsden • Ben & Vanessa Anderson • Dana Anderson • Donnie Anderson • James Anderson • Robert Anderson • Patricia Andrade • Peter Andrews • Elizabeth Antonell • Matt Apuzzo • Caroline Armstrong • Richard C. Armstrong • Christopher Arnold • Jane Ash • Sarah Athanas • Annie Atherton • Joann & Richard Aubut • Charles Auger • Anne & Greg Avis

B

Joan B • Beverly Baccelli • David Backer • Jose Bahena • Jessica Bailey • Toby Baker • Gretchen Baker-Smith • Gina Balestracci • Caroline Ballou • Jan Baptist • Daniel Baptista • Mark Barbash • William A. Barker • Sam & Soo Barnard • Rebecca Barnes • Christina Bascom • Linda Bassett • Benjamin Batorsky • Jenny Bauer • Ken Baughman • Mark Bear • Gale & Tom Beaton • Nate Bekemeier & Penny Brewer • Arthur Bennett • William Bennett • Benjamin Berke • Tobe Berkovitz • Joann Bertrand • Rachel Besen • Teresa Betit • Kaethe Bierbach • Elisa Birdseye • Royd Bjornoy • Lee Blake • R. William Blasdale • Lucy Bly • James Bobrick • Linda Bodenmann • Linda Boothby • Marjorie Borden • John Borges • Nicole Boucher • MaryBeth Boyd • Mary-Ellen Boyle • Jack & Nancy Braitmayer • Joel Brenner • Alice Brewer • Melissa Bride • Marlissa Briggett • Julius Britto • Anne Broholm & Anthony Sapienza • Camilla Brooks • Barb Brown • Judson Brown • Robert Browne • David Brownell • Theresa Brum • Irene Buck • David Bühler • Althea Bullard • John & Laurie Bullard • Peter C. Bullard • Diana & William Bullard • Deborah Bullock • Adrian Burke • Jayne Burkhardt • Richard Burnes • Don Burton

C

Alixe Callen • Lean Camara • Steve Caminis • Crystal Campbell • Virginia Canfield • Steven Capella • Gil Cardona-Erazo • Cindy Carey • Jennifer Carloni • Kathleen Carney • Pat Carney • Michelle Carrier-Trial • Edward Carson • Beverly & Lew Carter • Jonathan Carvalho • Lida Cavanaugh • Paulette Chartier • Greg Check • Virginia Child • Ami Chitwood • Christian Christian • Deborah Ciolfi • Gloria Clark • Jo Clermont • Jodi Cloney • Antonio Coelho • Amir Cohen • Williams Colin • Monica Collins • James Conlin • MaryBeth Connolly • Richard Connor • Allen Constant • Jane Constant • Anne Converse • Leslie Conway • Allyn & Mary Copp • Bill & Janet Coquillette • Paula Cordeiro • Joanne Correia • Ernest Corrigan • Jeanne Costa • Mandi Costa • Jonathan Couture • Douglas Crocker • Jeremy Crockford • David & Vicki Croll • Janet Cromer • James Cronin • Catherine Crosby • Nancy Crosby • Judith Cross • Teresa Cryan • Dave & Mary Joe Cuddy • Sandra Cunha • Victoria Cunningham • Patrick Curran • Leigh Brownell Currens • Mary Cutler 

D

Fred & Kate Dabney • Joan Dalton & Stephen Taylor • Kristine Daniels • Thomas Dapice • Carlton Dasent • Janine daSilva • Gail Davidson • Colleen & Eric Dawicki • Channing Dawson • Jennifer DeAlteris • Jack Dean • Elizabeth & Nicholas Deane • Abra Degbor • DC Denison • Rhawn Denniston • Charlotte Denton • Amy & Lawrence DeSalvatore • Descendants of CHTaylor, Jr. • Katherine Deshaies • Catherine DeTerra • Joanna Detz • Elizabeth DiCarlo • Margaret Dinarello • Priscilla Ditchfield • Beth & Michael Doherty • Louis Doherty • James Donnelly • Anne Donnellon • John & Zelinda Douhan • John & MaryBeth Dowd • Paul Downey • Catherine Drake • Margaret Drew • James Durning • Chris Duval • CC Dyer • Chris Dzioba

E

Anne Eades • Rebecca Eaton • Jim & Nancy Edwards • Janet Egan & Frederic Schaefer • Margaret Egan • David & Deb Ehrens • Rachel Eisendrath • Rebecca Eissenova • Lisa Elliott • Luise Erdmann

F

Eileen Farley • Alice Farrell • Mary Farrell • Helga Faulenbach • Janet Feingold • Robert Feingold • Peter Fenn • Linda Fenton • David Fentress • Carole Ferguson • Anne Ferreira • John Ferreira • Carmen Fields • Jason Fiering • Anne & Chris Finn • Ernest Fisher • Gerald & Holly FitzGerald • Bridget Flynn • Debby Flynn • Sarah Flynn & David Prosten • Thomas Foley • Marie Fontaine • DeeDee & Stewart Forbes • Wendy Forbush • Jean Fordyce • Gregg Forte • Ann Fox • Janet Freedman • Robert French

G

Joseph Gadon • Michael Gagne • Kevin Galligan • Laura Gardner • Joanne Garfield • Natalie Garfield • Pattie Garrahy • Sarah Garraty • Patricia Gatto • Robert Geary • George & Suzanne Gebelein • Catherine Giffuni • Diane Gilbert • Matthew Gilbert • David Gilbertson • Peggy Gildersleeve • Rosemary Gill • David Gillies • Mitchell Gittin • Gladstone Family Fund • Diana Glazer • Barbara & Milton A. Glicksman • Arthur Golden • Jennifer Golden • Harvey Goldman • Michal Goldman • Genevieve Goldstein • John Golenski • Linda Gomes • Patricia Gomes • Michael Goodman • Mary Goodyear • Danielle Gordon • Anastasios Gounaris • Claire Goyer • Joanne Gracia • John Graef • Marguerite Graham • Vanessa Gralton • Miles Grant • Stacy Greenspan • Marjorie & Nick Greville • James Griffith • Kimberly Griffith • Lawrence Grinnell • Ann Groves • Kathleen Guarino • Philip Guymont & Susan McLaren 

H

Kelly Haggerty • George Hager • Amy Haley • Jennifer Hall • Sandra Hall • Clifford Ham • Jocelin Hamblett • Teresa Hamm • Barbara Hanley • Eric Hansen • Nancy Harding • James Harper • Dan Harple • Ray Harrington • Mara Hart • Anne Hartnett • Helena & Ken Hartnett • MaryEllen Hartnett & Richard Reid • Linda Haskins • Gloria Healey • Deirdre Healy • Susan Heide • Anne Heller • William Herbert • Sarah Herman • Ralph Hickok • Stephen Hickox • James Hijiya • D. Lesley Hill • Helen Hobbs • Matthew Hobbs • Nelson Hockert-Lotz • Patricia Holland • Jalien Hollister • Jeanne Hopkins • Merita Hopkins & James Ring • Jeffrey Horowitz • Laurie Horst • Bob Horton • Justin Horton • Alex Howell • Arthur Huguley • Helena DaSilva Hughes • Jim & Bess Hughes • Peter Hughes • Elizabeth Huidekoper • Ellen Hull • Mary Hunsche • Mary Hurwitz

I

Lucy Iannotti

J

Marsha Jackson • Ilene & Richard Jacobs • Jamie Jacquart • Bradford Jenkins • Dottie & Geoffrey Jenkins • Judith Jenkins • Kristen Johnson • Barbara Woll Jones • Roger Jones • Warren Jones • Luana Marie Josvold

K

Margaret Taylor Kane • Richard Kane • Raphael Kanter • Elleda Katan • Colleen & Gerry Kavanaugh • Lawrence Kavanagh • Mary & Peter Kavanaugh • Teresa Keane • Matthew Keefer • Susan Kehoe • John Kelleher • Nicholas Kelley • Elizabeth & Morris Kellogg • Julianne Kelly • Mr. and Mrs. William Kennedy • Anne Reid Kessler • William Kester • Julia Kiechel • Matthew Kiefer • Andrei & Judith Klein • Frederick Klein • Kelly Knight • Anna & Sam Knight • Leslie Knowles • Kat Knutsen • Rachael Kolb • Carol Kolek • Michael Kramer • Jennie Kristel • Daniel Krockmalnic • Robert Kubiniec • Brendan Kurie

L

Susan Lacey • Mia Lahti • Nancy Lane • Scott Lang • Larry Langford • Mary Lapointe • Anne Larner • Carlene B. Larsson / Larsson-Danforth Family • Gay & Robert Lasher • Elizabeth Lawrence • Leslie Lawrence • Claudia Laws • Richard Leary • Chris Lech • Dave Lederer • Sarah & Seth Lederman • Darcy Lee • Susan Lee • Mary E. Lees • Laverna Leffler • Hans Leier • Rodrick LeMond • Anne Leone • Paul Letendre • Frances Levin • Bruce Lider • Craig Lindell • Julie Lipkin • Jana Lipman • Martin Lipman • R Burr Litchfield • Philip Logan • Jordinn Nelson Long • Louise Lopman • Julie Loranger • Anne Louro • Laurence LoVerde • Faith Lowy • Rosemary P. Lucas • Emily & Peter Luchetti • Beth Luey • Edward Lund • Howard Lurie • Laurence Lutvak • Alan Lynch

M

D. Lloyd Macdonald • John MacFadyen • Cindy MacLeod • Richard Magan • John Magnan-Jonas • Pamela Magnuson-Peddle • Timothy Mahoney • M.E. Malone • Carol Mandell • Mary Mandeville • Gayle Mandle • Martha E. Mangelsdorf • Theresa Manning • John Mannix • Andrea Marcovici • John Markey • David Marks • James Marlow • Steven Martins • Florence Martocci • Harry Matelski • Nick Matthew • Shane Mathews • Carolee Matsumoto • Nicholas Matthew • Marc Matz • Damon May • Mary McAuliffe • Marsha McCabe • Michael McCarthy • Molly McCarthy • Terence McCormick • Kirsten McGarvey • Leslie McKinley • Shauna McLelland • Pamela McNamara • Tom McNaught • Mary Anne McQuillan • Joan Medeiros • Leslie Melby • Lena Melendez • Daniela Melo • Joan Menard • Pierre Menard • Barbara Mendell • Michael Metzler • Jack Meyers • Lynne Delucia Millea • Anthony Miller • Becky Minard • Arlene Mindus • Paul Mindus • Phoebe Minias • Zita Mobayed • Margaret Monsell • Linda Moody • Ward Mooney • Vincent Mor & Margaret Wool • Elizabeth Moore • Marian Moore • Christopher Morck • Jill Morelli • Thomas Moriarty • Joanne Morrison • Michael Morrissey • Ellen & Weld Morse • Greg Morton • Morgan Mowbray • Elizabeth Murphy • Pamela Murray • Michele & Patrick Murray • Naomi Myrvaagnes

N

Joseph Nauman • James Nehring • Jordinn Nelson • Grace Newcomer • Henry Nieder • Zachary Nieder • Paula Noversa • Aaron Novy • Deborah Nutter & Alan Rutan

O

Barbara Oberkoetter • Tatiana Oberkoetter • David O’Brien • Jillian O’Connor • Nancy O’Connor • Bonnie & Malachi O’Connor • Maureen ODonnell • Beatriz Oliveira • Norma Olivier • Maria Openshaw • Bob & Carolyn Osteen • Christopher Ottaway • James Ottaway, Jr.

P

Christine Parks • Ann Parson • Mark Parsons • Sandria Parsons • Staley Patricia • Susan Pawlak-Seaman • Cora Peirce • Dave & Mary Peirce • Celeste Penney • Andrew Peppard • Rosemary Pereira • Tania Perez-Cano • Dan PerezdelaGarza • Joan Perkins • Alden & Richard Perkins • Finley Perry • Gilbert Perry • Lori Perry • Daniel & Susan Perry • Geraldine Perry-Lopes • Tom Peters & Susan Sargent • Timothy Phelps • Frank Phillips • Winifred Phyfe • Maggi Pierce • Maria Pimentel • Joyce Pimental • John Pinheiro • Maria Pinheiro • Victor Pinheiro • Andrew Pittsley • Kenneth Piva • Rafael Pizarro • Sandy Pliskin • Michael Plotkin • Andrew Pollock • Marlene Pollock • Victoria Pope • Hilary Poriss • Elizabeth Powel • Mark Powell • Maureen Powers • Jeff Price • Patricia Pronovost • Thomas Puryear

Q

Karen Quigley • Henry Quinlan • James Quirk

R

Philip Racicot • Kristin Raffa • Diana Raphael • Elise Rapoza • Whitney Ray-Dawson • Susan Reinert • Barbara Resnek • Elizabeth Reveal • Ann Richard • Mary Jane Richard • Glenda Richards • Laura Richmond • Kellen Riell • Mary Ellen Riell • Anne Righter • George Ripley • Joel Ristuccia & Joan Sapir • Henry Roberts • Jeanne Robinson • Walter V. Robinson • Michael Rocha • Leonard Roche • Barbara Roessner • Jane Roessner • Edward Rogers • Michael Rogovsky • Deborah Roher • Marla Romash • Dorothy Roncka • Haven Roosevelt • Cynthia Rose • Chris Ross • Dana Roszkiewicz • Eve & Jonathan Rounds • Christopher Rowland • Joshua Rumbut • Laura Ryan

S

Timothy Safford • Mary Saltonstall • Susan Sargent • Ann Satterthwaite • Margo Saulnier • VanGordon Sauter • Chris & Patricia Schade • William Scharnick • Christopher Schlesinger • Cynthia Schmarsow • Philip Schmid • Paul & Tina Schmid • Peter Schmidt • William Schnoor • Kathy Schulman • Stephen Sciscento • Vicki Sederholm • MaryAnne Sedney • Jody Seivert • Bill Semich • M. Bruce & Frances Schaefer Severance • Laura Ryan & Jamey Shachoy • Eli Shapiro • Dorothy Shattuck • Timothy Shea • Ann Sheehan • Everett Sherman • Howard Sherman • Janet Sherwood • Arthur Short • William Short • Larry Shwartz • Daniel Silva • Robert Simha • M & M Hardwick Simmons • Peter Simmons • Diana Gomes Simoes • Jill Simoes • Jeffrey Simon • Ada Simpson • Ari Sky • Barbara Slaight • William Slater • Joe Slomka • Charles Smiler • Christian Smith • Jennifer Smith • Nancy Smith • William C. Smith • Linda Snyder • Susan Socha • Conee Sousa • Dawn Blake Souza • Pamela Spatz • Thomas Spence • John Spooner • Sandra Spoor • Patricia Staley • Aaron Stallings • Nan Starr • Alex Steinert-Evoy • Ken Sternberg • James Stevens • Fredi & Howard Stevenson • Terrence Stewart • Isabelle Stillger • Newcomb Stillwell • Clara Stites • Clay Stites • Judith Stoia • Patricia Storace • Matthew Storin • Mark Strauss • John & Rosalie Strittmatter • June Striunk • Amanda Strong • David Sullivan • Deborah & Nicholas Sullivan • Martha & R. Michael Sullivan • William Sullivan • Chris Sweeney • Faith Sweetser • John Sweriduk • Christine Szuszkiewicz

T

Niko Tarini • Josef Tatelbaum • Ben & Kate Taylor • Chuck & Ravenna Taylor • Conrad Taylor • David V.N. Taylor • Edmund Taylor • Maxwell Taylor • Patricia & Richard Taylor  • Stephen Taylor • Susan Teal • Pat Thornton • Elizabeth Thompson • Amy Tierce • Gigi Tierney • Myles Tillotson • Andy Tomolonis • Arlene Todd • Gabe Torres • Greg Torres • Jess Torres • Colleen Trahan • Shayne Trimbell • Suzanna & William Trimble • Linda Tunnicliffe

U

Rebecca Uchill • Robert Unger • Unitarian Church of Fairhaven

V

Shaun Van Laarhoven • Karen Vance • Kristin VanDine • John Vasconcellos • Michael Vaughn • Dawn Ventura • Camilo Viveiros • Stephanie Vevers • Adam Vose-O’Neal

W

Marjorie Waite • Chrystal Walsh • Jo Walters • Anna Ward • Nicole Waybright • John Weaver • Richard Webb • David & Louise Wechsler • Joanna Weeks • Jane & Russ Weigel • Alex Weiner • Lisa Wesel • Susan West • Bill & Jean Whelan • Anne Whitaker • Anna Whitcomb • Lynn Whitney • Alexander White • Ronald & Sylvia White • Sylvia White • Lynn Whitney • Carter Wilkie • Colin Williams • Corinn Williams • Craig Williams • Kim Wilson • Marcy Wintrub • Wendy Wolf • Georganna Woods • David & Grace Wyss

X

Michael Xifaras

Y

Elizabeth Yon • Martha Yules

Z

Linda Zieper • Karen Zimmerman • Daniel Zinsmeyer • Susan Zipoli

This list reflects all donations received by The New Bedford Light from inception to August 31, 2022. We regret any errors or omissions. Please send any changes to Chrystal Walsh, Director of Advancement, at cwalsh@newbedfordlight.org.

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