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FOUNDING BENEFACTORS

  • Joan & Irwin Jacobs fund of the Jewish Community Foundation
  • Mary & Jim Ottaway

Corporate and foundation grants

Anonymous (2) • 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 • Cuttyhunk Ferry • Imtra Corporation • Inasmuch Foundation • Island Foundation • Jardim & Marotta, CPA • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation • Lang, Xifaras and Bullard • Meta Journalism Project • New Bedford Historical Society • Oxford Creamery • ProPublica • Schooner Ernestina • Schrafft Foundation • Skip’s Marine Supply • 11th Hour Fund Grant, SouthCoast Community Foundation • SouthCoast Community Foundation • Sylvia Group • Tavares Movers Inc. • TONIX Pharmaceuticals • Tulgey Wood Foundation • Unger LeBlanc, Inc. • Vineyard Wind • Walmart Foundation


Individual Gifts

A

Anonymous (2) • Kathleen Abdalla • Steven Abdow • Melinda Ailes • James Airozo • Joan Akin • 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 • Patty Andrews • Peter Andrews • Elizabeth Antonell • Matt Apuzzo • Nancy Aral • Caroline Armstrong • Maureen Armstrong • Richard C. Armstrong • Christopher Arnold • Elisabeth Arruda & Sean McMills • Jane Ash • Sarah Athanas • Annie Atherton • Joann & Richard Aubut • Charles Auger • Anne & Greg Avis

B

Joan B • Beverly Baccelli • David Backer • Elizabeth Baggott • Jose Bahena • Jessica Bailey • Deborah Baker • Toby Baker • Gretchen Baker-Smith • Lisa Balaschak • Douglas Balder • Diana Baldwin • 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 • Carol Anne Beach • Milo and Robin Beach • Mark Bear • Gale & Tom Beaton • Nate Bekemeier & Penny Brewer • Arthur Bennett • William Bennett • Dorothy Bentley • Martin Bentz • Benjamin Berke • Tobe Berkovitz • Joann Bertrand • Diane Berube • Rachel Besen • Teresa Betit • Jan Bichsel • Kaethe Bierbach • Jono Billings • Elisa Birdseye • Royd Bjornoy • Lee Blake • R. William Blasdale • Lucy Bly • James Bobrick • Linda Bodenmann • David Bogen • Linda Boothby • Marjorie Borden • John Borges • Nicole Boucher • Carol Bowen • MaryBeth Boyd • Mary-Ellen Boyle • Lori Bradley • Eric Braitmayer & Jack Haney • Jack & Nancy Braitmayer • Robyn Branco • Nannette Braucher • Joel Brenner • Alice Brewer • Mel & Jim Bride • Marlissa Briggett • Julius Britto • Anne Broholm & Anthony Sapienza • Camilla Brooks • Barb Brown • Judson Brown • Diane Brown-Couture • Dot Brown • Nancy Brown • Robert Browne • David Brownell • Theresa Brum • Nils Bruzelius • Irene Buck • Deb Budde • David Bühler • Althea Bullard • John & Laurie Bullard • Peter C. Bullard • Diana & William Bullard • Deborah Bullock • Adrian Burke • Jayne Burkhardt • Richard Burnes • Siobhan Burnes • Don Burton

C

Jeannine Cabral • Shirley Cabral • Kathryn Calado • Alixe Callen • Lean Camara • Steve Caminis • Crystal Campbell • Lizanne Campbell • Virginia Canfield • Steven Capella • Gil Cardona-Erazo • Augusto Cardoso • Cindy Carey • Jennifer Carloni • Kathleen Carney • Pat Carney • Paul Carrier • Michelle Carrier-Trial • Edward Carson • Beverly & Lew Carter • Jonathan Carvalho • Lida Cavanaugh • Patti & Peter Cerilli • Christine Chapin • Sally Chapman Cameron • Paulette Chartier • Leo & Amy Chausse • Greg Check • Virginia Child • Ami Chitwood • Christian Christian • Deborah Ciolfi • Gloria Clark • Jo Clermont • Jodi Cloney • Antonio Coelho • Amir Cohen • Williams Colin • Monica Collins • Jean Conley & Stephen Tripoli • James Conlin • MaryBeth Connolly • Richard Connor • Allen Constant • Jane Constant • Anne Converse • Leslie Conway • Mary & Allyn Copp • Bill & Janet Coquillette • Paula Cordeiro • Joanne Correia • Ernest Corrigan • Jeanne Costa • Jeff Costa • Mandi Costa • Kate Costantino • 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 • Kathryn & David Dahl • Joan Dalton & Stephen Taylor • Michele Dandrea • Kristine Daniels • Thomas Dapice • Carlton Dasent • Janine daSilva • Gail Davidson • Colleen Dawicki • Eric Dawicki • Channing Dawson • Jennifer DeAlteris • Jack Dean • Elizabeth & Nicholas Deane • Abra Degbor • John H. Deknatel and Carol M.Taylor • Cathy Delano • Lynne DeLucia • Jose DeMeideros • 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 • Anne Ashley Doran • Ely Dorsey • John & Zelinda Douhan • John & MaryBeth Dowd • Paul Downey • Catherine Drake • Margaret Drew • David Drolet • James Durning • Chris Duval • CC Dyer • Chris Dzioba

E

Anne Eades • Rebecca Eaton • Pam Edgar • Jim & Nancy Edwards • Janet Egan & Frederic Schaefer • Margaret Egan • David & Deb Ehrens • Rachel Eisendrath • Rebecca Eissenova • Lisa Elliott • Mary Ellis • Luise Erdmann • Michael Esposito • Armando Estudante • Jeanne Evenden

F

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

G

Glenn Gabbard • Joseph Gadon • Katherine Gagne • Michael Gagne • Kevin Galligan • Laura Gardner • Joanne Garfield • Natalie Garfield • Pattie Garrahy • Sarah Garraty • D Perez de la Garza • Patricia Gatto • Katherine Gaudet • Robert Geary • George & Suzanne Gebelein • Constance Gee • Catherine Giffuni • Diane Gilbert • Matthew Gilbert • David Gilbertson • Peggy Gildersleeve • Rosemary Gill • David Gillies • Gilmour Family • Hugh Gilpatric • Mitchell Gittin • Gladstone Family Fund • Diana Glazer • Barbara & Milton A. Glicksman • Linda Goldberg • Arthur & Trudy Golden • Jennifer Golden • Harvey Goldman • Michal Goldman • Genevieve Goldstein • John Golenski • Linda Gomes • Patricia Gomes • Jodi Goodman • 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 • Jeannie Gulbranson • Philip Guymont & Susan McLaren 

H

R 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 • David Harrington • Ray Harrington • Kate Harrison-Beauregard • Mara Hart • Anne Hartnett • Helena & Ken Hartnett • MaryEllen Hartnett & Richard Reid • Linda Haskins • Elizabeth Hausknecht • Peter Hawes • Harriet and John Hazard • Gloria Healey • Deirdre Healy • Susan Heide • Anne Heller • William Herbert • Sarah Herman • Stacie Charbonneau Hess • Taylor Hickey • Ralph Hickok • Stephen Hickox • James Hijiya • D. Lesley Hill • Helen Hobbs • Matthew Hobbs • Nelson Hockert-Lotz • Michael Holbrook • Patricia Holland • Jalien Hollister • Peter Holmes • Jeanne Hopkins • Merita Hopkins & James Ring • David Horne • Jeffrey Horowitz • Laurie Horst • Bob Horton • Justin Horton • Alex Howell • Joan Howell • Jan Hudson • Jim Hudson • Arthur Huguley • Helena DaSilva Hughes • Jim & Bess Hughes • Peter Hughes • Elizabeth Huidekoper • Ellen Hull • Susan Humphrey • Mary Hunsche • Mary Hurwitz

I

Lucy Iannotti • Hathaithip Intarawut

J

Marsha Jackson • Ilene & Richard Jacobs • Jamie Jacquart • Kimberlea Jeffries • Bradford Jenkins • Dottie & Geoffrey Jenkins • Judith Jenkins • Cindy & Jerry Johnson • 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 • Thomas Keary • Matthew Keefer • Susan Kehoe • John Kelleher • Nicholas Kelley • Elizabeth & Morris Kellogg • Julianne Kelly • Jim Kendall • Matt Kennedy & Kate Manning • Mr. and Mrs. William Kennedy • Carol Kerrissey • Anne Reid Kessler • William Kester • Julia Kiechel • Matthew Kiefer • Andrei & Judith Klein • Frederick Klein • Norma Klein • Kelly Knight • Anna & Sam Knight • Leslie Knowles • Kat Knutsen • Susan Kobayashi • Rachael Kolb • Carol Kolek • Carol Kozma • Michael Kramer • Jennie Kristel • Daniel Krockmalnic • Susan Kryczka • Robert Kubiniec • Brendan Kurie • Nancy Kurtz

L

Susan Lacey • Mia Lahti • Anita Lamothe • Nancy Lane • Scott Lang • Larry Langford • Mary Lapointe • Anne Larner • Carlene B. Larsson / Larsson-Danforth Family • Jonathan Lash • Gay & Robert Lasher • Elizabeth Lawrence • Leslie Lawrence • Claudia Laws • Richard Leary • Richard Lebel • Chris Lech • Dave Lederer • Sarah & Seth Lederman • Anne Lee • 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 • Geraldine Perry Lopes • 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 • D’Arcy MacMahon • Paul Maeder • 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 • Paula Marcoux • Andrea Marcovici • John Markey • Steven Markowski • David Marks • James Marlow • Steven Martins • Florence Martocci • Harry Matelski • Shane Mathews • Nick Matthew • Cheryl Matthews • Carolee Matsumoto • Nicholas Matthew • Marc Matz • Damon May • Mary McAuliffe • Marsha McCabe • Michael McCarthy • Molly McCarthy • Terence McCormick • Beth McDermott • McElroy – Hoagland • Nancy McFadden • Kirsten McGarvey • Jane McKeag • Leslie McKinley • Susan McLaren • Shauna McLelland • Pamela McNamara • Tom McNaught • Betsy McQuillan • Mary Anne McQuillan • Joan Medeiros • Louise Medeiros • Melissa Medeiros • Leslie Melby • Lena Melendez • Daniela Melo • Joan Menard • Pierre Menard • Barbara Mendell • Joanne Mendes • Paula Messbarger • Michael Metzler • Jack Meyers • Lynne Delucia Millea • Anthony Miller • Pasa Miller • Becky Minard • Arlene Mindus • Paul Mindus • Phoebe Minias • Zita Mobayed • Margaret Monsell • Paula Montgomery • Linda Moody • Paul Mooney • Ward Mooney • Vincent Mor & Margaret Wool • Elizabeth Moore • Marian Moore • Christopher Morck • Jill Morelli • Elizabeth Morgan • Thomas Moriarty • Joanne Morrison • Michael Morrissey • Ellen & Weld Morse • Greg Morton • Morgan Mowbray • M Teresa Mozaz • Elizabeth Murphy • Pamela Murray • Michele & Patrick Murray • Lori Myles • Naomi Myrvaagnes

N

Matthew Nadler • Joseph Nauman • James Nehring • Jordinn Nelson • Peter Nelson • Grace Newcomer • Henry Nieder • Zachary Nieder • Raymond Norweb • Christine Nounou • 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 • Susan Oliveira • Norma Olivier • Maria Openshaw • Jennifer Oneill • Bob & Carolyn Osteen • Christopher Ottaway • James Ottaway, Jr.

P

Shippen Page • Steve Paiva • Michael Panagakos • Deborah Panel • Christine Parks • Ed Parr • Ann Parson • Mark Parsons • Sandria Parsons • Staley Patricia • Susan Pawlak-Seaman • Cora Peirce • Dave & Mary Peirce • Janet Peitavino • Celeste Penney • Andrew Peppard • Rosemary Pereira • Tania Perez-Cano • Dan PerezdelaGarza • Joan Perkins • Alden & Richard Perkins • Rick Perras • Finley Perry • Gilbert Perry • Lori Perry • Daniel & Susan Perry • Geraldine Perry-Lopes • Michele Perryman • Tom Peters & Susan Sargent • Timothy Phelps • Frank Phillips • Mona Phillips • Winifred Phyfe • Maggi Pierce • Maria Pimentel • Joyce Pimental • Penny Pimentel • John Pinheiro • Maria Pinheiro • Victor Pinheiro • Andrew Pittsley • Kenneth Piva • Rafael Pizarro • Sandy Pliskin • Michael Plotkin • Elizabeth Pohl • Andrew Pollock • Marlene Pollock • Victoria Pope • Hilary Poriss • Elizabeth Powel • Mark Powell • Maureen Powers • Danielle Poyant • David Prentiss • Jeff Price • Patricia Pronovost • Thomas Puryear

Q

Karen Quigley • Henry Quinlan • James Quirk • Susan Quirk

R

Philip Racicot • Kristin Raffa • Lisa Rahn • Diana Raphael • Elise Rapoza • Mary Rapoza • Naomi Rappaport • 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 • Dr. Johanna V. Riley • Michele Rioux • 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 • Hetty Roosevelt • Alice Root • Cynthia Rose • Cecelia Ross • Chris Ross • John Ross • Dana Roszkiewicz • Eve & Jonathan Rounds • Christopher Rowland • Joshua Rumbut • David Russek • Laura Ryan and James Shachoy• Nancy Ryan

S

Timothy Safford • Mary Saltonstall • Warren Samuels • Anthony Sapienza • 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 • MB Schoening • Kathy Schulman • Stephen Sciscento • Vicki Sederholm • Mary Anne Sedney • Jody Seivert • Bill Semich • M. Bruce & Frances Schaefer Severance • Laura Ryan & Jamey Shachoy • Eli Shapiro • Dorothy Shattuck • Timothy Shea • E Ann Sheehan • Everett Sherman • Howard Sherman • Janet Sherwood • Arthur Short • William Short • Larry Shwartz • Daphne Fogg Siegal • Craig Silva • Daniel Silva • Robert Simha • M & M Hardwick Simmons • Peter Simmons • Diana Gomes Simoes • Jill Simoes • Jeffrey Simon • Ada Simpson • Ari Sky • Barbara Slaight • Martha Slaight • William Slater • Joe Slomka • Charles Smiler • Christian Smith • Jennifer Smith • Nancy Smith • William C. Smith • Mary Smoyer • Linda Snyder • Susan Socha • Kathleen Solomon • Conee Sousa • Dawn Blake Souza • Nicholas Souza • Pamela M. Souza • Pamela Spatz • Thomas Spence • John Spooner • Sandra Spoor • Patricia Staley • Aaron Stallings • Nan Starr • Meg and Barry Steinberg • Alex Steinert-Evoy • Ken Sternberg • James Stevens • John Stevens • Fredi & Howard Stevenson • Terrence Stewart • Isabelle Stillger • Susan Stillman • 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 • James & Sheridan Thomas • Elizabeth Thompson • Patricia Thompson • Pat Thornton • Amy Tierce • Gigi Tierney • Myles Tillotson • Andy Tomolonis • Arlene Todd • Gabe Torres • Greg Torres • Jess Torres • Colleen Trahan • Shayne Trimbell • Suzanna & William Trimble • Diane Tsitsos • Linda Tunnicliffe • Cynthia Turse

U

Rebecca Uchill • Robert Unger • Unitarian Church of Fairhaven

V

Shaun Van Laarhoven • Karen Vance • Kristin VanDine • Harvey Varnet • John Vasconcellos • Michael Vaughn • Linda Veiga • AnnaMarie Ventura • Dawn & Leonard Ventura • Michael Vieira • Camilo Viveiros • Stephanie Vevers • Lydia Vincent • Adam Vose-O’Neal

W

Priscilla Wade • Marjorie Waite • Melanie Wallis • Chrystal Walsh • Jo Walters • Anna Ward • Darice Wareham • Sara Waters • Nicole Waybright • John Weaver • Richard Webb • David & Louise Wechsler • Joanna Weeks • Jane & Russ Weigel • Alex Weiner • Neil Weiss • Wendy Weldon • Lisa Wesel • Susan West • Bill & Jean Whelan • Anne Whitaker • Anna Whitcomb • Lynn Whitney • Alexander White • Katherine White • Ronald & Sylvia White • Sylvia White • Lynn Whitney • Carter Wilkie • Colin Williams • Corinn Williams • Craig Williams • Janet Williams • Kathleen Wilson • Kim Wilson • Elizabeth Winn • Philip Winn • Marcy Wintrub • Wendy Wolf • Georganna Woods • David & Grace Wyss

X

Michael Xifaras

Y

Elizabeth Yon • Martha & Sy Yules

Z

Mary Zane • Linda Zieper • Karen Zimmerman • Daniel Zinsmeyer • Susan Zipoli • Catherine Zusy

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